Drawing the world since 2011
Hello! I'm Candace Rose Rardon, I'm a professional sketch artist and writer, and I'm here to help you connect with the world through art:
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This is where I share weekly stories, sketching tips, and personal moments of connection with the world.
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Latest stories from the blog
Throughout the 40 Days of Moments project, I kept my eyes peeled for magic — because that’s one of the greatest lessons this project taught me: When we are on the lookout for moments, the universe provides them.
I have long been a fan of Mary Oliver’s poem “Sometimes,” but after our May Moment Catchers sketching challenge, I might have to humbly suggest an alternative ending: “Pay attention. Be astonished. Sketch about it.”
Meet the Moment Catchers community
“I struggle to put into words how Moment Catchers has already impacted my life — because how can one measure the serendipity of human connection? Sixteen pages into my first watercolor journal ever, travel sketching continues to gift me with memorable moments — even after the sketching is complete.”- Rebecca, humanist & writer, USA
“When I’m traveling, I often wonder if I’ve really seen all those places stored on my camera’s SD card — if I really experienced them. This is what I enjoy about sketching so much and what makes Moment Catchers so precious: feeling the pulse of a scene, the soul of a moment – and creating a memory which lasts.- Jens, archaeologist, Germany
“Joining Moment Catchers has opened up a love that I had forgotten and put aside for many years. There is wonderful support within this group of new friends worldwide; this is a magical environment and Candace is very generous with her invaluable knowledge, watercolor advice, and videos.”- Victoria, designer, Australia