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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!
Earth Day 2017: An illustrated celebration of our greater world

Earth Day 2017: An illustrated celebration of our greater world

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 | 23 Comments

As I researched photos for the African savannah, Amazon rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef, I loved the feeling of mentally circling the globe — and so, too, could I feel my own perspective being realigned.

Three more simple ways to keep an art journal in 2017

Three more simple ways to keep an art journal in 2017

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 | 10 Comments

We receive so much inspiration in our lives these days; my hope is that these three simple journaling ideas will help you document, process, and reflect on what inspires you — and even create something new out of it.

Sketching the Northern Lights: In praise of being astonished

Sketching the Northern Lights: In praise of being astonished

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 | 15 Comments

It was only by thinking about the birds that I could pin down what it is I love so much about the Northern Lights — that the lights are as animate and awe-inspiring as any creature in the universe; they’re alive.

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – April 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches – April 2017

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 | 24 Comments

For me, this is the remarkable role that sketching plays in our lives: From the simplest moments to the most significant, sketching helps us create a deeply personal record of the world around us, and within us.

The day the universe gave me a paintbrush

The day the universe gave me a paintbrush

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 | 41 Comments

For me, there’s always been a fine line between the questions of who I am and what I do; shifting my professional focus from travel writer to sketch artist has thus been a deeply personal journey for me, too.

Ready, Set, Sketch: 10 tips for getting started as a sketch artist

Ready, Set, Sketch: 10 tips for getting started as a sketch artist

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 | 4 Comments

When I began working on this post, I realized the tips I most wanted to share were yours — for haven’t we all stood on the starting line of our own sketching journeys, unsure of exactly how to begin but ready to try?

Three simple tips for sketching in public

Three simple tips for sketching in public

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 | 19 Comments

Isn’t it amazing how so often in life, we focus on the worst possible outcome? When what we should be asking ourselves is: What’s the best thing that could happen if someone talks to me while I’m sketching?

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — March 2017

Moment Catchers Project: Sharing our sketches — March 2017

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 | 29 Comments

I’ve come to love this two-part process to each Moment Catchers challenge — first being fully present in the moment in order to sketch it; then feeling a part of something much bigger than my own singular experience.

40 Days of Moments: Why I’m giving up my camera for Lent

40 Days of Moments: Why I’m giving up my camera for Lent

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 | 28 Comments

As today marks the start of Lent, an idea presented itself to me: What if I gave up my camera for Lent? And in place of taking so many photos, what if I committed to creating one small sketch a day for the next 40 days?

Sketching Supplies 101: 7 essential tools for sketch artists

Sketching Supplies 101: 7 essential tools for sketch artists

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 | 28 Comments

By sharing what sketching supplies I carry with me, I hope you’ll feel more confident in what you’re looking for, and continue figuring out what mediums best help you bring your singular vision of the world to life.