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.
Gonna have quite a few originals available this Thursday-saturday on cbabi.bigcartel.com. first come first sale ONLINE only! Great prices!! You must buy from the site. Even if local, the shipping charge will be cheaper than the tax you would have to pay in Person. I am uploading art now but it is hidden. Will open them for viewing Thursday morning...
So blessed to have walked this journey for 22 years now as a "professional" by the name c.b.a.b.i. My sis from Grambling, Chekesha, commissioned me to do this special piece for her. BY FAR the most emotional "thank You" phone call I EVER Got! I am humbled cause in my mind i just paint #cbabijustpaints.
That keeps me humble, grounded. Thank you Chi Chi for affirming my journey! Co.ing up on 45 Aug 1st. Gonna be a GREAT year for your boy. STAY TUNED! #cbabibayocpainting #365dayswithdad #idq #familygoals #family #theblackmancan #cooldad #grandfather
Got 10 canvases prepped and sketched. Who is down to give it a go tonight? #itsjustpaint
ALSO: My out-of-towners... Interested in the demos? They will start being made available at my cbabi.bigcartel.com store.
LASTLY: If folks are free during the week, I am interested in expanding #cupcakesandcanvases