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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 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.

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.

Evolution of a sketch artist: Six years in 60 sketches

Evolution of a sketch artist: Six years in 60 sketches

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 | 42 Comments

So often in life, change or growth happens intangibly; as artists, I love that we’re blessed to have such a visual record of our evolution. Here’s a look at my own journey over the past six years of growing as a sketch artist.

Sketching Uruguay: When life gives our journeys shape

Sketching Uruguay: When life gives our journeys shape

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 | 9 Comments

The same symbols, the same landscapes and forms—it all keeps returning, doesn’t it? Our only job, then, is to take note, live with intention, and keep searching for the ways that life gives our journeys shape.

Sketching Argentina: In search of symbols in Buenos Aires

Sketching Argentina: In search of symbols in Buenos Aires

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 | 9 Comments

There was much that my time in Buenos Aires taught me, but most of all, it taught me to keep looking for the symbols and motifs that recur in our lives—in just the right place, and at just the right time.

Seven hours in El Salvador: Notes on life’s unexpected gifts

Seven hours in El Salvador: Notes on life’s unexpected gifts

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 | 15 Comments

It’s all too easy to doubt our decisions—but every now and then, I’m grateful for the moments when we suddenly know, without any doubt at all, that our steps have led us in the right direction.

Postcard from Santa Marta, Colombia.

Postcard from Santa Marta, Colombia.

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 | 19 Comments

The Santa Marta I’ve come to know doesn’t feel too especially historic, at least not after my initial week in Cartagena. What it feels like is local, unassuming, lived in, and for this reason I have grown to love it.

Drawing connections in Cartagena.

Drawing connections in Cartagena.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 | 31 Comments

For isn’t seeing the truest, most important thing? And isn’t it the very reason we travel? To see the world for ourselves – with our own eyes and ears, and with our own hands and hearts.

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.