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My name is Candace, I’m a writer and sketch artist, and I’m really glad you stopped by. Have a look around, and then drop me a line at [email protected] Thank you for reading!

conversations with micaela, part 4: how do you remember places?

conversations with micaela, part 4: how do you remember places?

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

What can you do while traveling so that once you return – once you’re back in the thick of work routines and responsibilities – you can still remember the piquant flavors and the thousand other little details not found in a guidebook?

the rhythm, the strength, the power: falling for flamenco in madrid.

the rhythm, the strength, the power: falling for flamenco in madrid.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012

Flamenco wasn’t on my list of things to see in Spain. But when a performance unexpectedly started at lunch one day in Madrid, I suddenly couldn’t imagine having left the country without seeing this.

putting on the ritz: at home in madrid.

putting on the ritz: at home in madrid.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012

I’ve been grateful to feel at home in Madrid, to not only have my own room again, but a desk to write at and an armchair to read in, all while sounds of the city and afternoon sunshine waft in through open windows.

take me away, spain: upcoming adventures in april.

take me away, spain: upcoming adventures in april.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012

Slowly, almost as if my plans had taken on a life of their own, one thing began to lead to another, and now I somehow find myself preparing to spend five weeks in Spain. To say I can’t wait is putting it lightly.