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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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Sketching Uruguay: Finding peace in El Pinar

Sketching Uruguay: Finding peace in El Pinar

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

Is there any better symbol of rest and relaxation than a hammock? Especially a faded, multicolored hammock strung between two pine trees, in the front yard of one’s cabin? El Pinar convinced me there isn’t.

The alchemy of moments: Notes on the power of sketching

The alchemy of moments: Notes on the power of sketching

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 | 28 Comments

Just like alchemy turns ordinary metal into gold, sketching can transform life’s ephemeral moments into lasting, eternal memories — I’ve come to call this extraordinary process the alchemy of moments.

Sketching giveaway: Let’s set a Moment Sketchers record!

Sketching giveaway: Let’s set a Moment Sketchers record!

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

As I look ahead to our December sketching challenge, an idea recently popped into my head: to see just how many artists we can bring together at one time for our final sketching challenge of the year.

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Meet the Moment Sketchers community

Rebecca, humanist & writer, USA

I struggle to put into words how Moment Sketchers 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 Sketchers 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 Sketchers 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