Sara Midda is an English artist and writer who works in soft watercolor creating charming children's books as well as gardening and visual diaries using illustration and her own beautiful hand lettering. Her drawings are tiny and cheerful and totally enchanting. They have a gentle appeal once seen, never forgotten.
I've owned IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN in a gorgeous trade paperback edition with a dust jacket for many years and it shows the wear and tear of being held and looked at and enjoyed over and over. This issue was published by Workman and you know the kind of wonderful design work they do.
The book has garden themed illustrations, mostly fruits, vegetables, garden plots, garden accoutrement, flowers, menus, garden lore, fruit and vegetable lore and even tiny rural landscapes and village houses done in the sweetest color tones and also in pen and ink. Sara Midda is excellent with both.
Each page is beautifully designed and even the end papers are gorgeous. IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN by Sara Midda is a treasure to own.
This is my entry in Friday's Forgotten Books meme hosted weekly by Patti Abbott at her blog, PATTINASE Please check in at Patti's and see what other forgotten or overlooked books are bloggers are talking about today.
P.S. Another book by Sara Midda - SARA MIDDA'S SOUTH OF FRANCE. Doesn't it look scrumptious?
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