Artwork by Sarah Paolucci: www.sarahtheartist.com About the Artist: I live in Brooklyn and work with the creative team at Tinybop during the day and draw pictures and stories at night. Once I studied literature and film at Haverford college and earned an M.F.A in at the Illustration Practice Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore. I also lived out of my van for a year. These were all great experiences and help me make art and create stories. I've contributed to books about illustration, have shown art internationally and throughout the United States, have published with folks like The New York Times, and have won awards in fancy places. About the Art: The yellow tipped brush in this oil painting by Sarah Paolucci simultaneously paints and pollinates, suggesting that the process of hand-pollinating to create new varieties is in itself an art form: a classical process that requires a creative hand.