Beware of Dog Signs from Nepal!
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Beware of the dog signs from Nepal

As I get my orders straight before I go on this next big adventure to Kathmandu and beyond, I anticipate the cool signs to come.   

Ruby by the artist Vinosh.   This signboard is written in Nepalese script on the bottom and Tibetan script runs down the left.    Ruby is a saintly dog caught in a dramatic vortex.   By the way, this painting was signed by Birju, the man who did the lettering.   Birju is no longer working as he believes that the world will end in 2012 and therefore he no longer needs money or to work.   The painter Vinosh has moved to Saudi Arabia to do remittance work. (16% of Nepal's GNP is from money sent by these remittance workers to their family at home.)

And I look forward to picking up new signs and admiring them in the Dragon Guest House gardens.   Here is artwork by the artist Sagar.   Queenie, Fannie, Sophie, Louis and Chester range from left to right.

I look forward to seeing these fabulously amusing signboards on the gates and walls of the city of Kathmandu.   

I'm looking forward to seeing Amar Shrestha and my other artists as they paint the Danger Dogs.   So far this trip all orders are only dogs!   Not a cat in the bunch.

Remember, you pay nothing up front.   Send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to 3 struggling Nepali signboard artists.   You pay only after you choose your pet's portrait.

I pay all the artists fair trade wages whether you choose their art or not.  

All paintings are approximately 1 square foot, synthetic enamel on often recycled metal.   You can choose what you would like it to say and which style of art you like.

Contact Michelle Page at for more information or go to to learn more.

Now is the time to get ahead of the pack!  Order your custom Nepal Art Dog (or Cat) soon for mid-August delivery.  

These personalized portraits are the perfect gift.   Surprise someone you love with a painting of someone they love.


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