But If You’re Reading This…

You’re not going to get many blog posts that have anything to do with my writing. If those interest you, please come see me at lanceschonberg.com which is the new home for my creative endeavours in the literary arts.

But don’t despair! This blog isn’t going anywhere and I will continue posting here. The Year of Celebration still needs a home (not that I’m planning to write a post every single day, but there will certainly be some stand out days that deserve one), and I have a lot of other interests and things going on in my life. Facebook and Twitter are both awesome, but don’t cover the range of expression a lot of us need.

No, the Ninja isn’t going anywhere. There are still too many new things to try and too many new experiences to, um, experience. Lots of plans for the new year and beyond. The experience here will still be pretty eclectic, but will include a lot less about my writing career and activities. Which is okay, because there’s more to anyone than just one thing.

Be well, everyone.


Warning, Ninja at Work

So I won’t tell you how long it took me to draw the new header picture or how much time I spent using MSPaint (of all things) to make most of the scanned bits of dust and random noise disappear.  But I will mention three things I learned in its creation:

  1. The eraser is my friend, but only if used very carefully.
  2. Pencil doesn’t scan very well, even when forced to black and white.
  3. Slow and steady finishes the picture.

I’ve never claimed to be an artist, often going so far as to say I have problems with stick people.  I actually do okay with stick people.  Yes, the saxophone and the telescope could use some work, but I think you can tell what they are.

The point of the picture is that I drew it myself and had fun with it.  A lovely bonus is that my kids liked it and my wife said it was pretty good (I think she meant for someone who isn’t an artist like she is, but she’d never say that, or even think it very loudly.)

Always more to come.  Hope all is well.