I would like to thank Ron Levitus for providing Lowell lights used for
Among the people I like are such disreputables as Kitagawa Utamaro
and Torii Kiyonaga. Of course, since professional acquaintances of
my friends must be treated politely, I am likewise cordial with Chobunsai
Eishi and Suzuki Harinobu.
The bunch I just mentioned is known for depicting mostly pretty women
(with token numbers of flower and celebrity pictures added for variety.)
Some, like Uta-san, find
excuses for the depictions.
Most ukiyo-e practitioners do not even bother with plausible explanations.
Personally, I prefer to depict what is pleasing to the eye.
I just claim that depicting my friends is a higher calling, worthy of a
bozo true artist like me.
Here, for example, is my comrade in lunacy, the Sysop (yes, that's what Sysops look like in the wild.)
Naturally, it helps if the friend in question is cute.
The rare moments spent with such friends are precious.
Supposedely, human warmth alone makes the frigidity of Minnesota
bearable. Sometimes, however, dressing warmly helps.
Lace, if less practical during the winter, gets more attention than more
This page uses in-line JPEGs and tables. It may look poor in some other
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and refrain from employing tables, or if the improvements in loading time
and appearance for most would be worth the hassle to a few.
Six moods of Margarita
Lady - Loring