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Happy Valentine's Day!

Folk art Chow hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rico the Chow by Sagar Bitsa


Please join Rico the Chow (portrait by Sagar) in wishing the world a Happy Valentine's Day!   Today I feature some red-backgrounded Danger Dogs and Cats in honor of this fun day.   Hope you get all the chocolate that your dog is not allowed to have.

 

Folk art black dog hand painted on metal
Denver the Black Dog by Amar

Denver by Amar makes a beautiful Valentine's Day Enlightened Dog with his red background. 

 

Folk art Tibetan Mastiff hand painted on betal
Kali the Tibetan Terrier by Sufraj Khadka


Kali is a Tibetan Mastiff with an aura of white.   Painted by Sufraj Khadka.

 

Folk art Norwich Terrier hand painted on metal
Norwich Terrier hand painted on metal


Ollie makes the perfect Valentine Dog!   By Santosh Shrestha of Pokhara.

 

Folk art Cat portrait hand painted on metal
Holly the 3-legged Cat by Chandra


Hollie Hobble is a 3-legged Zen Cat that Chandra managed to make into a 2-legged cat!  

 

Folk art beware of tabby cat hand painted on metal
Folk art Tabby Cat by Santosh


Here you can see that Santosh Shrestha has truncated Jack Henry the Tabby's leg AND body.  

Hope you all enjoy your holiday and get all the love you need and deserve today and every day.

All signboards featured today on the Danger Dog Blog are available.   Prices range from $150 to $200 for these particular signboards.

The Nepal Art Dog project promotes the endangered art of Nepali signboards.   Signboards are painted on recycled metal, using synthetic enamel and are meant to hang outdoors, though they work indoors as well.   Over 1700 portraits have been commissioned to date, giving these artists real work.   I have worked with over 58 artists.  This is a Fair Trade Art project.

 

On my last trip to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was digital or printed on flex.   These artists can and will paint anything.  I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a tradition in Nepal already of 'beware of dog' placards and I knew that people would like them.

 

Each commission will be given to at least 3 signboard artists - giving 3 people work, the pet owner a choice and museum shops Nepali folk art.   No money is accepted up front.   If you don't like any of the 3 choices, you pay nothing. 

 

Please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com with any questions.

 

This project is for pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference in these artists' lives.

 

More information is available at NepalDog.com.     You can see a slide show of available Nepali signboards on the Nepal Dog Channel of YouTube, and hear some nice Nepali folk music at the same time.    There are about 8 different movies up there at present, grouped by artist or breed.  

 

 

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