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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 writer, 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

Sketching Chile: In praise of going somewhere new

Sketching Chile: In praise of going somewhere new

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 11 Comments

I love the experience of sketching a single place from as many angles and perspectives as possible — because the more we sketch a new destination, the deeper our connection with that place seems to grow.

40 Days of Moments: 8 things I learned from sketching every day

40 Days of Moments: 8 things I learned from sketching every day

Posted on May 15, 2017 | 16 Comments

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.

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – May 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – May 2017

Posted on May 8, 2017 | 15 Comments

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.”

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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