Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a creative person, fraternal twin, and dessert enthusiast based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the lady behind Brown Paper Bag, a daily art blog that catalogs the visually delightful work that she finds. In addition to writing, Sara enjoys planning things like Sampler, a contemporary embroidery project that repurposes vintage fabrics. Working and writing about others inform's her own artistic practice in collage and free-form embroidery.

Charcoal Sketching: Capture People in Motion

Person in motion with charcoal

Believe it or not, you can compare drawing and exercise — both are best preformed when you warm up! This simple charcoal sketching activity will get your eyes and hands ready to make your finest work.

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Tips and Techniques for Oven-Bake Clay Projects

oven bake clay painted

Do you enjoy building things with clay but can't get to a ceramic studio? Well, you’re in luck. Polymer clay is a great alternative that can be baked in your oven and decorated with acrylic paint!

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