Six weeks. Seven countries. One adventure with a sketchbook. Writer and sketch artist Candace Rose Rardon invites you on a serendipitous sketching journey through Southeast Asia and Japan. Beneath the Lantern's Glow includes twenty full-scene watercolor sketches and accompanying stories, as well as several resources for each country visited. Rardon's whimsical sketches are done on location and by direct observation, and charmingly capture those fleeting, layered moments that are the stepping stones of travel. The sketches are ordered chrologically, so that you might feel as if you are journeying through this fascinating corner of the world yourself: smelling apple shisha in Singapore, walking a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage on the Japanese island of Shodoshima, and standing in wonder before ancient ruins at Angkor Wat. Ultimately, the memorable encounters that unfold with each sketch will leave you open and inspired to seek connections in your own life; and when you least expect it, you too might find yourself beneath the lantern's glow.
Candace Rose Rardon is a writer, photographer, and sketch artist originally from the state of Virginia, although she has also called the UK, New Zealand, and India home. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and, in 2012, received her Masters in Travel Writing from London's Kingston University, where she was awarded the Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA Prize. Her writing and sketches have been featured on The Huffington Post, Gadling, TNT Magazine, JetWings International Magazine, and Selamta, among others. Since her first sketching trip to Porto, Portugal, two and a half years ago, Candace has sketched her way through 15 countries and now can't imagine ever traveling without her sketchbook. Visit her website, The Great Affair, at www.candaceroserardon.com.