SketchBook Club: My interview with Sara Midda

After I discussed Sara Midda’s classic book “South of France” in an earlier episode, viewers asked if I could get her to join the Club. I could and did — and here’s her first ever video chat interview, in which she discusses her life, her books and her sketchbook habits. Fascinating!

14 thoughts on “SketchBook Club: My interview with Sara Midda”

  1. Dear Danny,

    If I were stranded on an island, Sara Midda’s In and Out of the Garden and A Sketchbook From Southern France would be among the top ten books I would want to have with me. I can’t thank you enough for making it possible to learn more about this artist I have admired for years. I hope there will be more videos of Ms. Midda to come! I didn’t quite catch the name of the Japanese firm that created a set of dishes using her images. The interview was a delight and I will go back to read the books and look for the Japanese influences.

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  2. Thank you, Danny and Sara! What pure joy to “meet” one of the artist I have most admired for so many years. This really touched my heart.

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  3. Wow what a lovely lady and so generous of her to give us a little peek into her world. Hope she does a class at sketchbookskool Thank you for introducing us to all these artists I’m find it absolutely fascinating.
    Ps really enjoying a drawing a day and urban sketching right now.

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  4. Thank you Danny and Sarah for this inspiring interview.
    The story about the process of publishing one of Sarah’s books which took 3 – 4 years, and how it became her life and the dedication and focus Sarah put into the creative process as well as daily research etc was particularly fascinating.

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  5. thank you for doing this interview with Sara and thank you for introducing us to her. I love her work and she comes across as sweet as i imagined.

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  6. As someone said about Sara Midda’s books being with them on the proverbial desert island, I would just add that if the house caught fire, they would be among the books I would grab on my way out ahead of the flames. I have carried them with me since I purchased them at publication and they continue to inspire, inform, and comfort. What a gift this interview is! Thank you so much Danny, and thank you Sara!

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  7. What a treat, thank you, Danny and Sara. I have long been a fan of Sara’s work, so it was very special to actually see and hear her. Absolutely lovely!

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  8. Hi Danny, I just discovered your podcast and interview with Sara Midda from 2017. Thank you so much, you did a great job coaxing wonderful insights out of her. I so appreciate that you asked about the tools she uses, which pens, watercolors etc. I have her South of France sketchbook right here and turned the pages as you two were talking. So inspiring!

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