The Natural Way to Draw

A book by Kimon Nicolaïdes, © 1941 by Anne Nicolaïdes

Adele, my mother's best friend gave this book to me when I was 18 years old (which was a long time ago), a wonderful book on "How-to" draw. It is not only about "How-to" draw but it is really about "How-to" be an artist. 
All these years, I could never finish the exercises which Nicolaïdes suggests in the book. This is my "never-ending" New Year resolution; to do "The Natural Way to Draw". 

Nontheless, I LOVE this book. 
Nevertheless, I treasure the book and I love Adele for giving it to me. Adele is long gone today but I thank her always. 

Adele was a fashion illustrator like my mother was. She lived behind the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I remember visiting her often and I remember Charles + Ray Eames chair in Adele's apartment. 

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