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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Goosebumps... Gettin inspired by the down-to-earth Paul Franks and the licensing game! This trip was one of my biggest art career moves. Will be in the house next year locked and loaded!!! #worksmarternotharder #licensingexpo2017 #365dayswithdad #birdsofwisdom #birdsnwords #cbabibayocpainting #cbabibayocoriginals #allstarspaintings #beseries #idq
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Only in Vegas at the Licensing Expo do you see an original mint condition 23-window VW bus. #licensingexpo2017 #mandalaybay #cbabibayocpainting #365dayswithdad #allstarspaintings #birdsnwords #idontquit
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Got to paint live for my man, Javier Mendoza, at his birthday concert tonight. Came to do a music piece and he told me how much he admired my dedication to dads. He just lost his father after a long battle wit illness. I had to think fast. Then this happened... And it was bought as soon as the concert ended. God is GOOD!!!!! #cbabibayocpainting #javiermendoza #livepainting #liveyourpassion #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit #365dayswithdad #inspiredtoinspire #inspiration #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #daddysgirl
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Our 12 yr old's Birthday and last day at CityGarden. We have been in this community for 14 years!!! Bittersweet 😕 but very proud of this young Bayoc.
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KEEP GOIN!! Blessed with a list of dads to finish by father's day. And working on a 4x8 ft mural at the same time for the new Urban Sprouts location. The grind is real and feels so good. Stop worrying about every detail and GO FOR IT!! #ifyouloveitliveit #doyou #followyourdreams #trustingod #cbabibayocpainting
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Someone is headed to high school!!!! #prouddad #futureisyours
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To all the fly moms of the world that continue to give us life... Happy Mother's Day to you!! #mothersday #mom #wife #wifey #daughter #grandma #givethanks #community #pillars #familyfirst❤️ #family #acrylicpainting #cbabibayocpainting
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Glad I finally created a new design for cupcakes and canvases. Time to play with flowers and still lifes... Building that catalog of images y'all!! #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting #acrylic #acrylicpainting #painting #paintparty #paintingwithatwist #sweetartstlouis #sweetart #cbabibayoc #havefun
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I got really into my own canvas. My two guests are handling their paintings well. Gave me time to get lost in my own... #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting
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"Trust in Your Ability" This is a rough-in of two hands. I painted over the individ. lines for each finger cause I did them once and believe in my ability to do them again. Don't be so worried about unnecessary details that can stop your flow. Be open to the challenge and surprise allowed you just because you trusted in yourself. #inspiredtoinspire #trustingod #trustinyourself #justdoit #cbabibayocpainting
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Tyrone(n) 1.  God Fearing, Husband, Father, Protector, Hero, Best Friend 2. Patient, Leader, Task Master, Thoughtful, Genuine, Committed 3. Sports Fanatic, Feter, Travel Guide, Grill Master, Taxi, Sacrificing, Dedicated 4. Loves Kellee, Caleb, & Chayce #365DAD #365dayswithdad #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter #cbabibayocpainting #feter #sportsfanatic #dedication #husband #genuine #father #marriedlife #godfirst #grillmaster #sportsfan #bestfriend #commitment
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Got a few sm, med and lg in kid sizes in pink. Red shirts are unisex. Pink are women's cut. DM me your size and we'll ship anywhere.
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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 Location: SweetArt https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-and-canvases-tickets-33720162915?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre
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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
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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
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The parents and staff members of the Wilson School rocked the house tonight! Great job ladies!! #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting #sweetartstlouis #sweetart #itsjustpaint #trysomethingnew #onestrokeatatime
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I don't know the father in this piece, but I do know the child on the left. That is local artist, Solomon Thurman. I am honored you asked me to do this very special painting for you. Can't tell you how many times I studied intensely the mural of the Tuskegee airmen in the St. Louis Lambert Airport. And then to get to know you and have you commission me for something... Milestone! Salute sir! #365dayswithdad #commitment #dadsmatter #keeppushing #idontquit #dadsdontbabysit #classicman #grayscale #acrylicpainting
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"Jeff is a wonderful, sweet father. He chats about science with our three year old over dinner. He sings our baby to sleep every night. He reads books, he snuggles, he wipes away tears, he listens, he loves. We are so lucky." - Michelle #365dayswithdad #cbabibayocpainting #presentdaddy #commitment #hike #adventure #fallleaves #dadsmattertoo #dadsmatter #dadsdontbabysit #daddyslittlegirl
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Asked to create art for some booklet designs for 3 productions for Metro Theater. 2 down...1 to go! #metrotheater #cbabibayocpainting #acrylicpainting #illustration #iceskating #schoolchildren #kidfriendly
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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
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Just finished two dad pieces. Post one tomorrow morning. Itchin to get on this black n white....but i digress and will choose to rise early instead. Hope you had a Happy Easter y'all!! #perseverance #365dayswithdad #365DAD. #cbabibayocpainting #inspiredtoinspire #greatfamilyday #mysoulsmiles #blessed
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Thank you ladies for a night of fun and laughter. It is beautiful to see strangers just fold into one another through a shared vulnerable experience in paint. Check out "Cupcakes and Canvases" on Eventbrite! Next Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 Location: SweetArt https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-and-canvases-tickets-33719870039?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting #inspiredtoinspire #itsjustpaint #trust #beopentonewexperiences