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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!
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.

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – July 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – July 2017

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 | 9 Comments

To all of our Moment Catcher friends in Canada, thank you for sharing Canada Day with us — and to everyone else, thank you for making our seventh sketching challenge just as full of color and celebration!

#TalesonRail Artist in Residence program: Your chance to win!

#TalesonRail Artist in Residence program: Your chance to win!

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 | 7 Comments

As Alain de Botton writes in The Art of Travel, there’s nothing like a train journey to inspire creative thought — so I hope the #TalesonRail artist-in-residence will bring inspiration to our own Moment Catchers community.

Sketching Chile: Notes on piecing the puzzle together

Sketching Chile: Notes on piecing the puzzle together

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 | 33 Comments

In Valparaíso, Chile, it felt like nothing was too small for color, for attention, for transformation. And so, too, could I feel myself being transformed during my time in the city — especially my sketching style.

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – June 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – June 2017

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 | 12 Comments

Friends, our community is about so much more than art — as we take the time to share our sketches and learn about each other’s lives, we’re making the world a more loving place to be…one sketch at a time.

Sketching Chile: In praise of going somewhere new

Sketching Chile: In praise of going somewhere new

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 19 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 | 20 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 | 16 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.”