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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!
Sketching California: Two pilgrims on the Slow Coast

Sketching California: Two pilgrims on the Slow Coast

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 | 12 Comments

Being a pilgrim depends less on our means as it does on our mentality: To take our time with a journey, to not rush our destination, and to create space in each day for discovery, saying only—In Slow We Trust.

Home sweet San Francisco: On travel, life, and coming home.

Home sweet San Francisco: On travel, life, and coming home.

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 | 58 Comments

San Francisco is teaching me that home can be a person, but on a greater level, home is all of the people in our life, whose combined presence forms an emotional foundation just as significant as any physical one.

Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 | 25 Comments

From beautiful Vashon Island in the Pacific Northwest to the infinite beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I tried to pull out my sketchbook as often as possible during this stateside summer.

An illustrated love letter to Vashon Island.

An illustrated love letter to Vashon Island.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 | 20 Comments

As I studied the Puget Sound in my scooter’s rear-view mirror, I realized then that the greatest gift that Vashon gave me this summer was the gift of reflection – the gift of looking back.

A little birthday sketch by the sea.

A little birthday sketch by the sea.

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 | 10 Comments

My head is always filled with a thousand plans for the future, but as I dug my feet into the sand and sketched a place I’ve been calling home for nearly three decades now, I felt my mind grow still.

Introducing Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Introducing Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 | 11 Comments

If our inaugural Summer’s Sketchbook last year was any indication of what’s to come this summer, I couldn’t be more excited to see the sketches that unfold over the new few months.

A day in the life of a yurt dweller.

A day in the life of a yurt dweller.

Posted on May 26, 2014 | 11,210 Comments

Though it’s what I’ll miss the most about my current role as a yurt dweller, it’s also what I’m determined to carry with me when I leave – the sense of awareness and aliveness I feel here.

An illustrated love letter to Salt Spring Island.

An illustrated love letter to Salt Spring Island.

Posted on May 12, 2014 | 37 Comments

Right in the middle of perfectly ordinary moments – moments that happen by circumstance or serendipity – life is made extraordinary. And this, I’m slowly learning, is the real magic of Salt Spring.

Notes on sketching the places we call home.

Notes on sketching the places we call home.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 | 26 Comments

I know I won’t ever lose my love for sketching faraway places – but for now, I’m grateful to be turning my sketchbook’s attention (and my own) to views a little closer to home.

The eternal circle: An illustrated history of yurts.

The eternal circle: An illustrated history of yurts.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 | 62 Comments

It is this blurring of worlds I will miss the most when it comes time to leave my yurt on Salt Spring – an eternal circle I will endeavor to keep living under, no matter where I call home next.