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.

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