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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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
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library boxes for the community... follow me at @birds_n_words ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING AMAZING!!! #childrenreading #literacy #bookstagram #books #birdsnwords #cbabibayocpainting
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EPISODE 3 of Cbabi JUST Paints is now up. https://youtu.be/UArG7x8jpZA Taking a whole new approach next week. Lightbulb moment last night. Gonna want your children to start from the beginning of the new ride. TRUST ME!! Education, Art, Fun, Principles! #cbabijustpaints #veganchef #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpaint #youtuber #blackandwhite #monochrome #monochromatic
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@fineartlaser cutting stencils for a job I have for St. Louis Economic Development Partnership this weekend putting @birds_n_words on library boxes in the St. Louis Promise Zone with some youth. New venture for me. I got new respect for the stencil game! #stencilart #stencil #birdsnwords #ferguson #artheals
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Getting there... He has GONE FOR IT! But the whole intent is to bring them with him/go back for them/create the situation for them to break out as well. The baton they are passing is the purpose to keep going. The more prominent hand is that of his child. #dredscott #cbabibayocpainting #idq #inspiredtoinspire #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpaint #acrylicpainting #motivation
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coming along... at the Mo History Museum til 5... Letting the piece evolve organically. I'll share my intention later. THOUGHTS?? #acrylicpaintingtechniques #cbabibayocpainting
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Come check me out painting live this Sat from 11-5 at the MO History Museum. Dred Scott Festival of Freedom. #dredscott #cbabibayoc #cbabijustpaints #cbabibayocpainting #missouri #historylesson #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpaint
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For the explanation of this nod to my man @etthehiphoppreacher and why he is waste deep in water, Please check out my latest episode of Cbabi JUST Paints (https://youtu.be/GLcJHC9J7l4) Link is also in my Instagram Bio. I also dedicated the video to vegan/vegetarian Chef Reine Bayoc of @sweetartstlouis and her upcoming event at @meetanew ...Watch me create 2 paintings in one video!! #ericthomas #etthehiphoppreacher #ericthomasquotes #motivationalspeaker #detroit #inspiredtoinspire #instavegan #sweetartstlouis #secretsofsuccess #beastmode #cbabiallstars #cbabijustpaints #cbabibayoc
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Fri and Sat night's classes now available for purchase. A good weekend to chill before the school grind. grab a friend or two and let's JUST PAINT!! http://cbabi.bigcartel.com/product/cupcakes-and-canvases-fri-aug-11th-7-10pm
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EPISODE 2 of Cbabi JUST Paints is dedicated to Dr. Eric Thomas @etthehiphoppreacher and another very special individual... The link is in my I stagram Bio. (https://youtu.be/GwjOJguyU90) If you find value in the video, please share. Spreading some love and inspiration one brush stroke at a time... #inspiredtoinspire #cbabijustpaints #cbabiallstars #ericthomas #etthehiphoppreacher #ericthomasquotes #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpaint #motivations #succeedasbadasyouwanttobreathe #breatheuniversity #beastmode #lionvsgazelle #sweetartstlouis
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DONE!!
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New Episode is loaded. link in bio above. Brotha just got blessed with 2 art gigs, so I will now do "Cbabi JUST Paints" on Tuesdays and "Bathroom Nuggets" on Fridays. wanna keep it light!
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In light of the fact that it is #leo season and I was at the library, it just felt right to play off one of my favorite shows, Between the Lions, and create a young lion proudly standing tall in the sun. I am fighting for that lion inside of me to claim his glory! Wanna thank my wife and children for a GREAT card and perfect dinner. and thanks to y'all for the many lovely birthday notes. And thanks to my new YouTube subscribers. i am very e,cited about that journey. Here's to an AMAZING 45TH year of life...
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HAPPY 45th BDAY to me. Cbabi JUST Paints EPISODE 1 is ON AND POPPIN!!! Link is in IG bio. PLEASE enjoy and if you find value, please share. I had a blast doing it and can't wait to work on EPIsode 2. 45 is gonna be A GREAT year! #cbabijustpaints #cbabibayocpainting #cbabiallstars #youtuber #alopeciaawareness #alopecia #alopecianbeauty #innerbeauty #sheisbeautiful #sheisdope #inspiredtoinspire #acrylicpaintingtechniques #acrylicpainting #birthdaygift #leo #augustbaby #midlife #cooldad #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MgNH7JamraA&feature=share