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.
March 2, 2022

Devoted Ukrainian Cat Cafe Is Staying Open to Care For 20 Kitties During the War

Cat cafes are a purrfect way to enjoy the company of felines while you sip a tasty drink. The beloved Cat Cafe Lviv is no exception. It’s been open for six years and the small team in Lviv, Ukraine, is devoted to its 20 furry residents. So devoted, in fact, that owner Serhii Oliinyk is choosing to stay at the cafe despite the Russian invasion in his country.

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March 1, 2022

Poignant Anti-War Art Makes a Big Statement Using Miniature Objects

As the Ukraine-Russia war rages on, we are watching events unfold in near-real-time. It's heartbreaking and can make anyone feel helpless and sad for those affected. It's why people are protesting, or in the case of many creatives, making art about it. Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya is working in his signature miniature scale to create his own anti-war protest in one poignant work of art.

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February 28, 2022

15+ Ukraine Anti-War Protest Signs From People Demonstrating Across the Globe

The fighting in Ukraine has spanned several days after the country was invaded by neighboring Russia. As everyday Ukrainians are battling to defend their home—and the world watches in horror—people from other countries cannot stay silent. In solidarity with Ukraine, folks across the globe have gathered in protest and demanded an end to this conflict. Protest signs are a powerful way to share the thoughts and feelings of those while at the demonstrations.

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February 25, 2022

Artists Are Expressing Their Support for Ukraine in Emotional Illustrations

The world watched in shock and horror this week as Russia invaded its neighboring country, Ukraine. The Russian military advanced with troops, planes, and missile launchers aimed at cities and airports, spanning much of a country that has been independent for over 30 years. The military action from Russia is tragically marking the “most significant European war in almost 80 years.

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