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.

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about to be interviewed on Facebook live on St.Art Facebook page for next weekends street art fest in Forest Park and Fairgrounds Park (https://www.facebook.com/events/392334127788539/?ti=cl) on Facebook: StART
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WORKING on a mural in the home of Michael Tompkins, founder of @st.artfestival, that ironically spells the word "Compassion" outta cornrows and natural hair texture. #compassion #thepeople #notguilty #naturalhairart #naturalhair #cornrowstyles
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At Children's hospital to work with a few children that won't be able to make it to the Balloon Race. #cbabibayocpainting #greatforestparkballoonrace
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eating vegan pancakes from @sweetartstlouis and working on second children's book before heading back to fox 2 news to promote @st.artfestival at 8:50. #streetart #murals #publicart #liveyourdreams #vegan #veganlife #veganlifestyle #cbabibayocpainting
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I've been at this for a minute and STILL LOVE IT!!! this was done with some cool youth at Special District YEARS AGO!!! They may of fought and cussed their way to that space, but they were cool with me. #inspiredtoinspire #believeinyourabilities #believeinyourself #peoplecanchange #cbabijustpaints #cbabibayocpainting
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With Julie and Samantha at KTVI Fox 2 TV promoting the Great Forest Park Balloon Race this weekend. I'll be in the children's area with a crowd participatory mural. Bring your children to help work on a painting that will hang at Children's Hospital. #greatforestparkballoonrace #cbabibayocpainting #muralart #publicart #dreambig #believeinyourabilities #childrenshospital
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Try not to get star struck, but this brotha is changing lives worldwide and I am honored @etthehiphoppreacher ... please check out 100dayswithet.com #100dayswithet not to be missed!!! create your own Christmas gift
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Having my art in her first video was one of those rare moments. But I am quick to tell myself that this is a hint to the bigger treasure God has in store. When we TRULY honor the gifts He blessed us with and put work in everyday towards that gift or gifts (Family first!) OH BOY!!! Go 100 on what you truly want and be AMAZED!! #100dayswithet #inspiredtoinspire #erykahbadu #cbabijustpaints #thinkbigger #bebetter #perserverance #persistence #believeinyourabilities #believe #believeinyourself #followyourheart #followyourdreams #consistency #illustrator #acrylicpainting #365dayswithdad #youngcornrows #naturalhairart
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The first of two books is DONE! And you will LOVE IT! Stay tuned... This one was painted. Now the other is done on the IPad Pro. #cbabibayocpainting #childrensbookillustration #childrensbookillustrator #illustrator #illustrationgram #illustration #adobedraw #ipadpro #acrylicpainting #acrylicpaintingtechniques #blackboy #blackboymagic #blackgirlmagic
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Gonna use some of these treasures for an upcoming exhibit next month. Gonna do small vignettes directly on the boxes for one-ofa-kind treasures. show in Oct in St Louis. stay tuned... #cigarlover #cigars #cigarlife #cbabibayocpainting
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Affinia Health care clinic is officially open for business at Normandy! Headed to Jennings High School to add a lil art to The Spot on their campus with some more students. stay tuned... #murals #affordablehealthcare #appropriatehealthcare #neededhealthcare #studentsmatter #highschoolart #wymancenter #
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Difference a day makes... ribbon cutting for Affinia Healthcare in Normandy North Hall building #missionaccomplished #muralart #murals #highschoolart #normandyhighschool #publichealthcare #healthclinic
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one more day to go. students putting in work!! #muralart #mural #cbabibayocpainting #publichealth
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Some young ladies got down and dirty and left their comfort zone in the dust! #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #idq
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Throwback to Erykah Badu's "Other Side of the Game" video. Slight difference from painted Shame Faced. Did this one second. Remember the phone call that all the cats from Grambling were gonna be in the video. I'll take this moment...
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Why no "Cbabi JUST Paints" episode? 2 children's books and a mural project at Normandy High for starters. #teamnosleep #cbabijustpaints #publicart #healthcare #normandy #affinia
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shipping a bunch of work today... including this awesome dad! #cbabibayocpainting #365dayswithdad #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpaint
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crescent shadows from tree.... CRAZY!!!!! #eclipse2017
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READY!! #eclipse