Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Peyton_Thomas.wmv

Baby Peyton Thomas for Lindsay

Thursday, December 10, 2009

QueenofHearts.wmv

The Queen of Hearts Charcoal Sketch for CustomBangle Design, by Bajidoo

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jody's Portrait.wmv

A charcoal drawing by special Request - Artist : Bajidoo

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CompassMoon_update.wmv

"Under the Compass Moon Bangle"

The Kiwi Bangle.wmv

A Kiwi Inspired Bangle Design

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Terri's Rehab Final.wmv

Bajidoo Bangle Bonanza - Bangle Giveaway #8 of 12 ---for Terri --Nature's Triage, the Rehab.... Terri's Design Inspirations were drawn from her volunteer work in Wildlife rehabilitation -owls, racoons, foxes, oppossums, squirrels and even the resident chickens! Not to mention a beautiful peacock

Monday, November 23, 2009

Terri's Rehab.wmv

Bajidoo Bonanza Bangle giveaway... Bangle number #8! Kit...Baby Fox ...Bangle Sketch

Friday, November 13, 2009

LotusSpark

My Latest Henna work, B.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TUSK Updated

Tusk, the unique opportunity to never forget....the Elephant folktales of memory and other folktales have inspired this Bangle Design

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gila's Girls Full Circle, the Bajidoo Bangle

The magic of virtual space enabled me to learn of an amazing make-up artist in Isreal, her name is Gila, in this video you can see how I was inspired to modify her gift which came in the form of body painting and turn it into a Bajidoo Bangle!

Marble Mosiacs

What to do with a stash of Acrylic Marbles! Bangles of Course! ...and here they are

Paisley Dusk til Dawn

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Floral Escape, A Bajidoo Bangle rendering in progress

Friday, September 25, 2009

Key to your heart

Original Bajidoo Bangle Design, Bajidoo.com

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Goddess

An Original Bajidoo Bangle Design, Bajidoo.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gila's Girls

half way to a bangle design for Gila with luv :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Super Show!


What a Crazy time & a huge Adventure! The CHA (Craft & Hobby Super Show) in Orlando was amazing. The show attracted thousands from all over Florida, this was the first year that the CHA summer Show was held in Florida. Prior Years it was held in Chicago,IL. The supershow is the portion open to the public where art and crafts demonstrations and product sales occur. However, prior to the public exhibition there are three days of Press, Distributors and Retail to retail vendor demonstrations and wholesale order placing. In just two days Bajidoo Bangles demonstrated (how-to) make bangles to literally hundreds of people from all over the world (New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, China, Ireland, the Philippines etc...)

For those of you who could not make it to the show a How-to Video of the techniques demonstrated at the show will be posted here on our blog. For those that came by to say hello -- just another BIG Thanks out to you for your passion for art and your of bangles.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Henna Tattoo in 3 5 min

Mastered after my new book out now! .... it is in full color ..available in both hard and soft copy. A full 40 pages of step by step and designs --browse via virtual book preview. Regards, and thanks! b.



The art of the Henn...
By Bajidoo

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Henna, Self Taught

My new book is about to hit the presses for the first limited edition private run in 2009. So many emails and questions have come my way over the last several months that I pursued pulling together a book of "how to teach yourself the art of henna tattooing." Now that book is finally near completion. See the dust cover below ...as well as the first few pages.









The book measures 7in x 7in and will be at least 25 pages in length, it is in full color with photo examples and step-by-step instruction on "how-to"teach yourself the art of Henna tattooing.

This book includes my favorite tried and true recipe for henna paste, how to roll Mylar cone for henna application and more than a dozen Bajidoo original Henna designs for the hands and feet.

The publishing date is now set at June 12, with 2 to 3 weeks for delivery once an order is placed. The Book will be available in soft and hard cover. For more information feel free to email me directly:



BAJIDOO . . . abdoyan@bajidoo.com



My Henna Gallery can be found HERE

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ganesh

Individual Hand Painted Bangle Snippet

East Oriental Dancer

Individual Video Snippet

Eastern Spice

Sweltering heat, sun baked earth and sand, sporatic plam trees peppering the landscape.... you can almost taste dried dates and fresh figs. The coffee is strong and sweet, in the markets the smell of spice is hangs thick in the air.


When the sun dies down and night sky blankets the horizon, the music raises up and the celebrations begin. It's here in the images set forth on this hand painted bangle, which has been created in a style reminiscent of the old world tapestries.











Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For Jackie, A Pictorial Evolution of the Belly Dancer


From the humility found in the delicate face of a desert flower.... the beautiful bedouin girl thrives.
















On to the sensual showmenship era that developed  much later. The expressive fluidity of motion that makes up the foundation of the belly dance is nothing less than art. 









This bangle was designed to reflect a bit of the rich history in a way that only an image can convey. Finally a sketch is worked out, hand painted ...final touches are the inclusion of Designer Bindi --accented by Swarovski Crystals.



Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paisley Princess Warm-up Sketches


The below sketches are not a final drawings ...these are warm -up sketches...the warm-up sketch helps me get the curves of the face in my mind...I also wanted to see a few traditional paisley and henna designs next to the portrait for staging purposes.

Here are a few renditions -






Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bajidoo Bangle Design with Natural Henna

Using Natural Henna on Wood enabled this Bangle design.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Art & Folktales "TUSK"

If to tie a string around your finger is to secure a list of "to do's" to the fate of being done...then to wear an elephant on your wrist is to declare a memory never be unspun. Tusk, is a Bangle design inspired by folktales and wishful thinking, and heart warming memories.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Bird of Paradise, a Henna Tattoo by Bajidoo

I decided to create a bird of Paradise tattoo on my right palm, using my left hand...It was a bit of a physical challenge but here are the results. What do you think? Click the poll to the right, to let me know.




Regards,
B. Abdoyan

Thursday, January 1, 2009

"How-To" Make Perfect Henna Paste & Design Lesson #1 Impressive Floral Made Easy

If you have seen my artwork, particularly under the "Bajidoo" title, then you are already familiar with my love of henna and all things henna based.

Much of my artwork is influenced by or incorporates some element the art of Henna tattoos.

I decided to upload a few video's on how to make a great henna paste. When I first started to work with henna I scoured the net looking to precise examples. You know step by step. No one site or one video had all the details that I have learned over time in a single spot. So here is my attempt to put the Henna Paste part in one spot. We shall see where this goes from here.... Happy 2009 and enjoy the first installment of "how-to" make henna paste.

Step 1




Step 2



Last Step



Finally, the tattoo work done using the paste created in this video set. At the end of the video, you will see the completed tattoo with the paste on and only 5 to 6 hours after the paste is off. The tattoo will continue to darken for the next several days.



Henna Design Lesson #1 - Impressive Floral Made Easy



Regards,
Brenda