Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
September 3, 2020

Artist Forages for Flowers and Leaves in Forest to Create Ephemeral Bird Portraits

The natural world has everything you need to create art. You just have to know where to look. Artist Hannah Bullen-Ryner highlights how, with the right eye and keen attention to detail, it's possible to create stunning portraits of our feathered friends. She arranges twigs, leaves, flower petals, and berries into tiny birds that have a fleeting existence on the ground as land art.

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August 31, 2020

RIP Chadwick Boseman: Fans Are Honoring the Actor’s Unexpected Passing With Touching Artworks

The world is mourning the untimely passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. Known for his roles in blockbuster films including Black Panther, he died after a private, four-year-long battle with colon cancer. According to a statement posted to his Twitter on Friday, August 28, Boseman “died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

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August 21, 2020

Artist Secretly Replaces Framed Photos at Home With ‘Star Wars’ Art and His Wife Doesn’t Notice

An Australian artist known as Scadam (or mandal0re on Reddit) reimagines famous characters from the Star Wars universe in the form of historical-style digital paintings. It all started with a picture of actor Samuel L. Jackson in a dress… In Scadam’s retelling, Jackson, who played Mace Windu in the film The Phantom Menace, wields a lightsaber while wearing a frilly gown and large bonnet on his head.

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August 19, 2020

Woman With World’s Longest Legs Embraces Her Uniqueness and Inspires Others

At 6'9″, there's no doubt that Mongolian-born Rentsenkhorloo (aka Renny) Bud is a tall woman. And while her stature is undoubtedly impressive on its own, her long legs are what make her height all the more awe-inspiring—they measure 53 inches long, which is nearly four and a half feet. To further put that into perspective, Russian model Ekaterina Lisina is the current Guinness World Records holder for the World’s Longest Legs, measuring 52.2 inches long.

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