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.

May 10, 2023

See Why People Are Loving This Online Class That Will Teach You How to Draw Architecture

When it comes to buying things on the internet, reviews are a big help. After all, how many times do you look at them before purchasing something online? For a best-selling class on My Modern Met Academy, our e-learning platform, the proof is in the reviews. Artist Demi Lang teaches a class called Architectural Illustration for Everyone: Draw Buildings in Ink and Colored Pencil.

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May 9, 2023

Adorable Needle Felted Pup Portraits Burst From Picture Frames Into Real Life

If you have a dog, you know that they are the best companions. Canines celebrate our happiest moments and also are by our side during the most difficult ones. Artist Anneli Kirby, aka AnneliFelts, commemorates beloved pups in her custom 3D dog portraits created using the needle felting technique. The portraits feature a front-on view of the subject done in a style that combines realism with Kirby’s own artistic flair.

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May 7, 2023

Mother’s Day Sale at My Modern Met Academy: Save 15% On All Creative Classes

Parents can be a challenge to shop for, and moms are no expectation. What do you get for the woman who has given you everything? It’s said that experiences bring greater joy than things, which is the perfect excuse to get your mom started with online learning. Through My Modern Met Academy, our e-learning platform, you can give your mom the gift of knowledge through drawing, painting, crafts, and photography.

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May 4, 2023

Surreal Shrink-Wrapped People Portraits Visualize Vacuum-Sealed Love Bubbles

A creative who goes by the name Photographer Hal often depicts people in confined spaces. While that might initially sound distressing, Hal’s work points out that this isn’t always the case. His series Flesh Love All was created with a desire to express love in its many forms, from romantic to familial. Only love, he notes, “may have the power to bring all things together, even across race and disparities.

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