450: Candace Rose Rardon: Sketching The World Through New Eyes
It’s with great delight that I get to speak to Candace Rose Rardon, a lady, who was first introduced me to a guest who appeared way back on episode 15 of the show Mike Sowden.
After the show without hesitation he told me, you have to get this lady on the show “as she is having an affair!”
Well actually, I don’t know if he did say that, but they are the first words that you see on her website “The Great Affair”
But what does this mean?
Well let’s tell you more about her, as you will see this lady is seriously in love with life, travel and her art, and experiencing life not just living it.
She is an writer, sketch artist, and illustrator, and now calls the world her muse.
She travels with a passion to capture not just the images, and architecture of the world, but also the flavour and emotions too.
This makes her unique in my view.
She is someone that shows us through her words and also her amazing sketches how she sees the world.
Her character and personality shines out through her work, like no photograph can ever capture.
So how did this all start, well we find out during the show.
But like my own life has been changed by the Steve Jobs “Join Up Dots” speech, it there to see that hers was changed by the words of Joseph Campbell who once said “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
And now in her own words, “Seven years ago, I hesitantly took Campbell’s advice. I let go of the life I had planned and opened myself to the myriad possibilities the world has to offer. While stepping off the edge of my safe existence into the unknown was a terrifying prospect, I also had a feeling that something incredible awaited me if I could take that initial leap of faith.
Life has been a crazy adventure ever since.”
So what is it about travel that lights her up, and is it all plain sailing or are their times that she longs for a cubicle in a grey office somewhere?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Candace Rose Rardon
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Candace Rose Rardon such as:
How she will never lose the appeal of having movement in her life, but realises that now its the movement of energy and passion that is the most important.
How she had to build up her confidence levels to travel the world by first travelling to England and New Zealand…close enough to America but different enough to appeal.
The moment when her big dot appeared and a single conversation changed her life forever.
How she finds it so surreal that she has found a thing in her life that people will pay for, and will never lose that wonderment each time income is earned.
You will find out what she misses most during her travel in her life – the pillow or the bed….and that is a deep question.