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

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

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 | 3 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.”

Art Journaling 101: Official eBook launch – and giveaway!

Art Journaling 101: Official eBook launch – and giveaway!

Posted on May 1, 2017 | 109 Comments

While I love my sketchbook as a tool for observing the outer world, I equally love my art journal for the way it helps me pay greater attention to the world within. I hope you enjoy my newest eBook, Art Journaling 101!

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 | 17 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.