Welcome to The Great Affair!
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!

I'm here to help you connect with the world through art:

Portfolio Portfolio

This is the home of my illustration portfolio, where you can see examples of my professional artwork.

Blog Blog

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

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Visit this page for in-depth info and links on how to get started as a traveler, travel writer, or sketch artist.

Latest stories from the blog

Three simple ways to keep an art journal in 2017

Three simple ways to keep an art journal in 2017

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

While a sketch often takes me a couple of hours, an art journal entry can take less than five minutes — and the rewards are just as great. I love catching more of life’s little moments, instead of letting them slip by me.

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — January 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — January 2017

Posted on Jan 9, 2017

I was amazed by how many of you joined our first challenge, and from so many different corners of the world—from Mexico to the Netherlands to New Zealand, and from five different continents in total.

The Moment Catchers Project: Join our 2017 sketching challenge!

The Moment Catchers Project: Join our 2017 sketching challenge!

Posted on Jan 2, 2017

When I’m sketching, I listen more; I see more; and I remember more from each moment. As though it were a dreamcatcher, I love how my sketchbook helps me catch more moments from my life.

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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