meet cbabi bayoc
So ... What's a Cbabi?
Well let me tell you.
It's a Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance
So guess what? ... You can be a "CBABI" too! I don't mind!
but seriously, i'm a husband, father, and then a painter. I've been blessed with a supportive family and i am just getting started in this art thang y'all. Please come along for the ride. I feel it getting real exciting!
Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. This was in fact the reason he changed his name in 1997 from Clifford Miskell to Cbabi Bayoc. He wanted a name that when said always sent him a reminder of his purpose in life.
Cbabi stands for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and Bayoc (which he waited for his wife to discover) stands for Blessed African Youth of Creativity. Cbabi wanted to have a last name that included the attributes of the wife he was going to bear children with because the last name, he felt, should reflect both parents and not just the father.
Last week's group rocked. So who is down for tonight? Got open seating available...
Check out "Cupcakes and Canvases" on Eventbrite!
Date: Fri. April 28, 2017
Won't be using the Ipad today...😕😪 Busy in the head. Placed on hood of car. Threw away trash for friend. Drove off. Realized 20 min later. Drove folks to school thinking about it. Went back 2 hrs later and found this feet from the house!!! If I have a bad day because of this it is by choice. God let me get up on this side of the earth today. Folks are having real life happen right now. This is a crucial piece to my career but replaceable... #grateful
If you are familiar with the cat that stands by the Vonderrit Myers memorial periodically and waves while holding a "Black Lives Matter" sign, than you have recognized a geniunely heart-filled spirit. He just sat in @sweetartstlouis
and folded up several of these beautiful bird pins with quotes and left a few with us. "It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela... #timing #puresoul #genuine #neighbor #blacklivesmatter
Illustration game just got super-sized with my new Ipad Pro!! Tshirt game about to be on and poppin!! Who's ready for the coloring book? #cbabigonevector
Nicholas and Nyheeta: "I remember being told that no court would ever grant custody to the father of a little girl. Not with her mother alive. When I started fighting, I didn't know how I was going to care for my baby girl. All I knew was that life without her would be like taking me off life-support and leaving me for dead. Raising her, over the last 5 yrs, has been the most challenging yet the most fulfilling thing I have ever experienced; and I have ran several half marathons lol. From late night homework checks, to two strand twist with barrettes. From the hard times of laying down a hand, to the emptiest days of when I had to hide my tears, trying to show her that I am still Superman and I will do my best to always be here. I thank God for helping me make it this far and for the support system he has put in place to help me when I stumble, and pick me back up when I fall."
She has been my saving grace who keeps me on the right path. I know if I give up, she fails and I can't afford to let that happen whether on my clock or anyone else clock. So I grind. @itsamindgame #365dayswithdad #cbabibayocpainting #superman #singlefather #dadsmatter #dadsmattertoo #dadsdontbabysit
Check out "Cupcakes and Canvases" on Eventbrite! Tonight's participants are diving in like champs!! Dates listed.
Check out "Cupcakes and Canvases" on Eventbrite!
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tonight is freestyle. I will be creating samples for future classes while helping those that would like to come through tonight. AND there will be cupcakes!! $40/person
I promise it is my dream to have an easel on the side of a dope vehicle and travel the states school to school! And I havenever stopped loving VW buses. This mug is SICK!!!!
One of our dopest customers (@easybreezyyoga)
is visiting from the sunny side of the country and offering an amazing opportunity on the 30th @ 10am. Donation-based fee. Come support our dear friend and honor your body and soul with this treat. As @sweetartstlouis
stated: "Come early to secure your mat."
After a too few dates, I was pregnant. I didn't know him well enough at all, but he made clear to me that he wasn't going anywhere. He knew what it was to be fatherless, and he wasn't going to have a child in the world that didn't know they were loved...He fought me to be with me. He loved me until I loved him. When this girl entered the world, he went into overdrive. He chased his dream of teaching...He worked full time and community coached while attending college to get his teaching certificate. He bought us a house and a dog... When we didn't live together, even when we were broken up, he saw our daughter everyday with out fail. She knew her Daddy better than anyone. He taught her to play ball, punch, dance , love, sing, joke, and how to take care of me. We married after 9 years together, our baby planned our wedding. We had one anniversary...The weekend before he died was so good. There was nothing remarkable about it. We joked around. We watch spanish novelas and korean dramas. I cooked Sunday Breakfast (not a regular occurrence) He took a student to work across town. We laid mulch in the front yard. He cleaned his car and found his lost wedding ring. We laughed because it didn't fit because he'd lost weight. We made love. We hung out with our daughter. We listened to some newly released Hip Hop that night in bed...
It was so good, and it seemed like each second was singular, like we were experiencing them separately. He even remarked on how slow it was going. I later found out he told a friend about how the weekend felt so good... That morning as I did her hair, he kissed us both goodbye. He had a game and she had a softball game at the same time. He said "I gonna try and get this ass whooping over soon so I can catch your game baby! I love you!"
He called me later to make sure I had everything she needed. That was the last time I heard from him...
I believe that he is still with us. I believe that he is every bit as frustrated with this situation as I am.
#dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit #cbabibayocpainting #neveralone #watchingfromheaven
Getting my chops ready for tonight's event at the ZACK. Feelin GREAT!!! When you realize what you do first comes from a place of interest or passion but the end result isn't about you... Then you are being transformational. Not just for you but for whom you serve and inspire... My favorite painting is always the one I am working on. Cause I always am challenged to hold back and stay comfortable OR do something i am not that confident about... #cbabibayocpainting #celebratingchildren #icanpaintanyone #itsjustpaint #inspiredtobebetter
ALL AGES welcome!! Family love! Date night! Single and love art & music!!Gonna be a great night. And an excellent way to walk away with a large painting by yours truly...