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My name is Candace, and I'm a writer and sketch artist with a passion for connection. Have a look around, or say hello at [email protected] Thank you for stopping by!

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Welcome to our global community and monthly sketching challenge, when we put our passion for art into practice.

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This is where I share weekly stories, sketches, and personal moments of connection with the world.

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Latest stories from the blog

Sketching Supplies 101: 7 essential tools for sketch artists

Sketching Supplies 101: 7 essential tools for sketch artists

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 | 28 Comments

By sharing what sketching supplies I carry with me, I hope you’ll feel more confident in what you’re looking for, and continue figuring out what mediums best help you bring your singular vision of the world to life.

The Atlas of Connection: Sneak peek at our sample chapter

The Atlas of Connection: Sneak peek at our sample chapter

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 | 40 Comments

As the world wants to build walls and close itself off, The Atlas of Connection is proof that bridges still exist all around us, if our hearts and minds are open to them. I hope you enjoy this first glimpse into the book!

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — February 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — February 2017

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 | 33 Comments

Our second Moment Catchers challenge is officially a wrap! While I so hope I’ll have the chance to meet all of you in person one day, for now, it’s wonderful getting to know you more through your sketchbooks.

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Testimonials

Paula Froelich

“I loved working with Candace – her illustrations are not only beautiful but descriptive. I needed something very specific and she delivered quickly and en pointe. The video that her work is used in is cited by many as the most artistic and creative of the A Broad Abroad Series.”

- Paula Froelich
Don George

“For the header of my new website, I wanted a sketch that would tell the tale of my life. Candace worked with me to figure out what had been the defining places of that story – and captured them perfectly! She rendered the story of my life more beautifully, charmingly, and movingly than I could ever have imagined.”

- Don George
Kim Dinan

“I’ve hired Candace for a few jobs now. In both instances I only had a vague idea of what I was looking for. I told Candace my thoughts and she came back to me with sketches more beautiful and perfect than I’d even imagined. If you are looking for a unique and beautiful design or sketch, you will not be disappointed.”

- Kim Dinan