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Hello! My name is Candace, and I'm a sketch artist with a passion for helping you connect with the world through art. Pull out your sketchbook and watercolors and find your favorite view — I'm glad you're here!

Hello! I'm Candace Rose Rardon, I'm a professional sketch artist and storyteller, and I'm here to help you connect with the world through art:

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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, sketching tips, and personal moments of connection with the world.

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Latest stories from the blog

Around the world in 15 markets: On colors and connection

Around the world in 15 markets: On colors and connection

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 | 8 Comments

Markets have always had a way of drawing me to them. No matter how big or small, each market has a way of unlocking that place for me, letting me get to its very heart as I witness the local community coming together.

Sketching Vancouver: An unexpected return to the city

Sketching Vancouver: An unexpected return to the city

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 | 14 Comments

I once spent a couple of nights in Vancouver, before catching a ferry to nearby Salt Spring Island, so doing a live interview with a radio station in Vancouver this week was a fun and unexpected return to the city for me.

Moment Catchers sketching workshop: In praise of looking up

Moment Catchers sketching workshop: In praise of looking up

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 | 8 Comments

Teaching a sketching workshop reminded me of the power of our sketchbooks: That instead of looking down at our devices, sketching draws our gaze up and out into the world, where beauty and discovery await us.

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Meet the Moment Catchers community

Rebecca, humanist & writer, USA

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
Jens, archaeologist, Germany

“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
Victoria, designer, Australia

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