Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thank you Mom! (A poem by MalibuNinja)

My son & I

Thank you Mom 
For teaching me right from wrong,
And feeding me so I could grow strong.
For reading to me despite your yawns,
And singing to me your favorite songs.
For patching me up when I'd scrape along,
And making me feel like I belong.
Thank you Mom
For building me up when I feel small,
And picking me up when I fall.
For guiding me since I could crawl,
And inspiring me when I hit a wall.
For loving me even if I'm a goofball,
And answering me whenever I call. 
Most of all thanks for being my friend.
My Grandmother (AKA GG) & my son
My mother (AKA Lala) & my son
My foster mom,  Cindy & my son

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

A drawing a day (delayed) Day 3

Of course, as soon as I commit to posting a drawing a day on my blog the wifi goes out and my drawing tablet is wifi-only. And the data plan on my cell phone doesn't allow the use of wifi hotspots so I couldn't connect that way either.

So it's a bit delayed but here is day 3 of a drawing a day keeps the crazy away.



Monday, January 16, 2017

A drawing a day keeps the crazy away, day 2

"My Human Mirror" Lyrics Originally posted September 2013

Have you ever met someone (not related to you) that is so similar to you that it scares you? Someone who shares the same personality, habits, mannerisms? If this happens what do you call that person?  How about your human mirror?

I met my human mirror about two years ago. My feelings are still mixed about this man, kind of a love/hate relationship.  Some days we could spend all day having a great time together and other days we couldn't stand each other. This is a song I wrote about that experience.

Lyrics by Stacy M Price AKA Malibu Ninja


WHEN I LOOK AT YOU, I SEE ME 
SCARY TO SEE YOURSELF
REFLECTED IN SOMEONE ELSE
WE ARE THE SAME, IN SO MANY WAYS
KNOWING YOU IS... KNOWING ME
BLIND IF YOU DON’T SEE
YOU ARE ME TO A "T"

~~Chorus~~
I SEE IN YOU THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ME
YOU WILL ALWAYS STAND OUT IN A CROWD 
EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS LOUD AND PROUD 
EVEN WHEN YOU ATTEMPT YOU CANNOT BLEND 
CAST A SHADOW ON ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS 
I SEE IN YOU THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ME 
TO BE SURER, I GET NEARER 
YOU ARE MY HUMAN MIRROR 
AT FIRST, THRILLING TO DISCOVER 

~~
OUR SIMILARITIES ARE CEASELESS
WORKED TO FIX OUR BROKEN PIECES
LEARNED WHO I AM EVALUATING YOU 
NOW ENLIGHTENED, TO SELF BE TRUE 
NOW BETTER PEOPLE, BRAND NEW 

YOU CAN INFUSE A RAINY DAY WITH SUNSHINE 
BUT I KNOW THE DARKNESS YOU HIDE INSIDE 
YOU AND ME ARE ALWAYS APOLOGIZING 
DONE NOTHING BUT GUILT IS RISING 
IF A SOULS IN NEED OF A KIND DEED 
WE GIVE THEM IT ALL UNTIL WE BLEED 
SHOULD LEARN BUT NEVER TAKE HEED, 
TOO NICE WE FALL VICTIM TO DECEPTION

~~Chorus~~
I SEE IN YOU THE THINGS I HATE ABOUT ME 
YOU DO WHATEVER WITHOUT QUESTION 
JUST EXPECTING EVERY ONE'S INGESTION 
MOST SWALLOW IT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER 
ALL WRAPPED UP ON YOUR LITTLE FINGER 
I SEE IN YOU THE THINGS I HATE ABOUT ME 
SELF-REFLECTION, WORSE THAN HORROR 
YOU ARE MY HUMAN MIRROR 
AT LAST, A NIGHTMARE TO BEHOLD

~~ 
GO AHEAD TRY TO CONCEAL YOUR TRUE SELF
HIDE YOURSELF FROM EVERYONE ELSE 
STILL CAN'T HIDE FROM YOUR MIRROR
IT WILL ALWAYS REFLECT YOU BACK
TRY AS YOU MIGHT YOU CAN'T FOOL YOURSELF

LET THEM SAY YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH 
DON’T BELIEVE IT, THEY CAN'T MEASURE UP
WHEN YOUR GAME OF CHARADES IS DONE
SEEK ME OUT, I WILL FORGIVE YOUR ERRORS
ABOVE ALL ELSE, I'LL LET YOU BE YOURSELF

MY HUMAN MIRROR, ISN'T IT ALL CLEARER
EVERY MIRROR, EVERY WINDOW OR PUDDLE 
EVERY REFLECTION IT'S ME YOU SEE
I WILL REMIND YOU WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE
IT'S ME WHO KNOWS YOU LIKE NO ONE OTHER

© 2013 Stacy M Price (AKA MalibuNinja)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A drawing a day keeps the crazy away... Day 1

I finally fixed my "awesome art" tablet that has been broken for almost two years!  It's a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (the older model that was released in 2012) and it is the most accurate and realistic way I've found to digitally draw or paint.   I felt like I'd list my right arm when it went through a software update and would no longer boot up.   So long story short, to celebrate having my creative outlet back I've decided to draw at least one digital masterpiece a day and post it here on my blog!  I'm calling it "A drawing a day keeps the crazy away" and here is my first drawing.
This was drawn using a Manga illustration app I just discovered that's called Medi bang.  It's a great app so far, has tons of features and best of all, it's free! I'm still learning how to operate it properly as it is a little complicated but so far,  it's awesome.