July 24, 2012

Sara Midda

I have gifted these two DEAR little books more times than I can count.

Each summer I look over my own worn copies

as charmed now with the tiny little illustrations and soft watercolor images

as I was the first time I saw them ever so long ago.

SO clever.

SUCH sweet humor.

DELIGHTFUL depictions of espadrilles and olives and seeds and sand...

ALL rendered with such delicacy of hand and spirit.

Order one for yourself here 
(I always order the used hardback copies...only pennies... but also because...

I ENJOY seeing the little notations of previous owners and...

what pages were well loved,

where the eyes once hovered,

where imagination was captured,

where ideas were spawned.

I feel certain you will be as smitten with Sara Midda
as I.

If you too are captivated,

take a break from this heat 

and savor a bit of Sara's watercolor world.


  1. Read your post last night and couldn't wait to order this morning. Any other authors we should be looking for? Have you read "The Sound Of A Wild Snail Eating"? It was the first book I put on my kindle. Check it out.

  2. I love her! I used her In and Out the Garden as my journal and look back at all the events of each year... I think I have four from the late '80's. I have never found a journal I enjoyed since hers! We are such 'twinkies'.

  3. Ain't it the truth! Have you read 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating' that Lee (above) recommends? I think I'll get it and cower inside and away from the summer heat!


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