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.

cbabi

cbabi

Note to younger artist self: Everything you put out into the world is a business card. When you halfass, you not only cheat yourself of growth, you could possibly miss out on an opportunity cause that possible patron didn't get a chance to see your best and funded the next. #donthalfass #beyourbest #noregrets2017 #entrepreneurship #bosslife #artistlife #365dayswithdad #acrylicpainting #painter #giveyourall #prosperity
cbabi

cbabi

Being passionate about something doesn't mean it is easier... But that you'll be willing to work while others sleep. #365DWD #365dayswithdad #fatherhoodrocks #fatherhood365 #fatherhood #noregrets2017 #ifyouloveitliveit #lovelife #commitment #commit #cbabibayocpainting #acrylicpainting #acrylic #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter
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cbabi

What better way to wait on a meeting at @risecoffeestl than to paint an awesome dad in public! #365DWD #365dayswithdad #publicart #cbabibayocpainting #travellingeasel #trust #confidence #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit
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cbabi

Dad #18 comes from Deborah... My dad loved his grandchildren and prided himself on offering adventures! The orange VW Karmann Ghia was affectionately known as "the pumpkin". In this picture, grandpa is slowly driving the neighborhood showing off his handsome grandsons- who are thrilled to be riding in the open air. My dad/grandpa has been gone only 3 years. This Tuesday (Feb. 21st) would be his 91st birthday. #dadsmatter #grandpasmatter #grandpa #365dayswithdad #365DWD #kharmannghia
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cbabi

Looked over and saw this face she created and got inspired... Next thing you know... #cbabibayocpainting #cupcakesandcanvases #beopentonewexperiences #trynewstyles #sweetartstlouis
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cbabi

Group 2 is getting it in! Spots left for Sunday. You can even come by 7 tonight and jump on a canvas. Gotta get out by 9 though. LOL. Goin to see "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" at the Tivoli at 930p. Who's joining me for either?? #cbabibayocpainting #sweetartstlouis #cupcakesandcanvases #stlouis #jamesbaldwin #iamnotyournegro
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cbabi

Alright now!! Keep it light and have faith in yourself! #trust #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #dontquitonyou
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cbabi

Heading into a 3-day paint party weekend. Painting a girl or boy with their fist raised high this weekend. Still got seats for each day. Copy and paste the link below to grab your tix! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-and-canvases-w-cbabi-tickets-32038711649?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing
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cbabi

With such a simple setup, i truly contemplate simplifying my equipment. Who needs a studio with so many public spaces to work in. #publicart #performanceart #cbabibayocpainting #365dayswithdad #voyeur #curiosity #inspiredtoinspire #stlouis #familyfirst
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cbabi

Good #365dayswithdad session at Wholefoods tonight. Had my daughter taking photos. Hope to post #19 tomorrow. God willing! #commitment #teamwork #fatherhood #fatherhoodrocks #dadlife #grandpa #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit #cbabibayocpainting
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cbabi

Dad # 18 comes from Hristina: "Our son, Simeon, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on 3/26/16 at age 10. He started a tough chemo regimen a few days later that lasted until November. This photo was taken at the end of may 2016, when simeon was admitted to the hospital because of fever. He was so drained, so sick, so weak. I took this picture in the morning, after I had spent the night at the hospital, and right after Brad had come to the room to hang out with simeon for a few hours so I can go home. We switched off like that when simeon was in the hospital. We have a daughter and a dog: brad took care of them at night, and I took care of them during the day." #bethankful #familyfirst❤️ #teamwork #365dayswithdad #365DWD #ilovebeingadad #cbabibayocpainting #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit
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cbabi

Gettin another dad in. This one is powerful! Can't wait to share Hristina's family story. #compassion #thankful #familyfirst❤️. #dadsmatter. #dadsdontbabysit #365dayswithdad #cbabibayocpainting
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cbabi

More "Love Tree" action on a Sat night at @sweetartstlouis. Just takin it one paint stroke at a time and #bingobango #cupcakesandcanvases #salted caramelridiculousness #sweetartstlouis #cbabibayoc #paintparty
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cbabi

My absolute FAVORITE thing to eat right now at @sweetartstlouis. Southwest burger with that ridiCuLOus sauce and them DAMN onion rings!!!! #dangerous #loveandmagic #righteous #goodeats
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cbabi

Everybody is rockin!!! Some just realized it spelled "LOVE" LOL! #cbabibayocpainting @sweetartstlouis #paintparty #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocoriginals #everyoneisanartist
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cbabi

Getting all mixed up and ready for tonight's Cupcakes and Canvases. Call me if your first time hearing this and wanna come thru. Gotta few vacant easels left... $40 per head. 3144528339
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cbabi

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-and-canvases-w-cbabi-tickets-31808344615?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing
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cbabi

Folks have asked... 365DWD paintings are all frm photos. Real dads and real testimonies from the person that requested the painting. We see folks walking around and the image of family in our midst, but take a step further and really say, "I see and appreciate you!" Or use as a tool of encouragement or even remembrance. These can be passed down for generations and be invaluable treasures and stories for many to share. Purchase your painting at http://cbabibayocoriginals.bigcartel.com/product/365-days-w-dad-ch-2 and then send pics and stories to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. it'll be an honor to serve your family with L.O.V.E.
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cbabi

Dad #17: From Julius D. Jackson, Jr. I love being a father... Didn't think I would yet as the years pass I cherish the time with my boys. It's amazing to see different aspects of my ever-evolving personality in their different yet compatible personalities. #365dayswithdad #lovebeingdad #lovebeingdaddy #fatherhood #fatherhoodrocks #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter
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cbabi

Dad #16 is from April Jolly: Andwele is a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He loves and spoils us! The children know how much daddy loves them because he tells them every day and they light up whenever he walks in the door.  I've known him for almost 20 years, and he's always had an incredible work ethic and strives to be excellent at everything he does. Parenthood is no different. I am so lucky to have him as my life partner! #365DWD #365dayswithdad #fatherhoodrocks #fatherhood #inspiredtoinspire #growth #reliable #inspiredtobebetter #dadsmatter #dadslovetoo
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cbabi

SweetArt this morning. Workin on anotha at Wholefoods Brentwood this evening... #publicart #streetart #365DWD #365dayswithdad #fatherhoodrocks #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit #sons #daughters #inspiredtoinspire