Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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.
June 19, 2023

Charming Squirrel Portraits Showcase Sillier Side of the Cute Creatures

The right photographer can bring out a surprising side of their subject. Photographer Johnny Kääpä reveals the different emotions of his local red squirrels. His portraits showcase the multiple facets of their personalities, from sassy to silly to surprised. Kääpä's animal portraits feel relatable to us humans, making each image a delight. Kääpä has spent a lot of time befriending the squirrels that live near his home in Sweden.

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June 15, 2023

Give Dad the Gift of Creativity When You Shop My Modern Met Academy’s Father’s Day Sale

When it comes to gift-giving, dads are notoriously tricky to shop for. They’ll often say they don’t want anything, but we still feel compelled to give them something. In that case, why not gift them an experience? Learning is good for everyone at any age. And you’re in luck, My Modern Met Academy is currently having a sale for Father’s Day.

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June 13, 2023

10 Decluttering Tips That Will Help You Tidy Your Home Without Feeling Overwhelmed

We all have that one place in our home that could use decluttering. It could be a table that’s a landing pad for everything once you walk in the door, or it could be that one chair that absorbs all of the clothes that somehow never make it to your closet. Regardless of whether you have a little or a lot of clutter, you don’t have to let it bring you down.

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June 9, 2023

Viral Video Reminds Us Why To Stay Away From Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Visiting the U.S. National Parks comes with some simple rules, one of the most important being to never approach wildlife. It’s dangerous for us and for the animals. Despite this common-sense guideline, some tourists forget it—especially if there’s a great photo opportunity calling. But Yellowstone National Park is reminding us (again) to abide by this rule.

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