This is the fourth year now that the Boxer Rescue Los Angeles is hosting a Woof and Wine celebration which helps one of the best breeds on the planet -- Boxers!
Siggy, a Boxer painted by Dilip Niroj, is my best boxer friend. Siggy's owner, who commutes from San Diego to Ensenada, found a way-too-young, healthy, handsome boxer puppy with a docked tail and no identification or explanation on the doorstep of his house in El Sauzal, Mexico. The vet said that he was approximately 6 weeks old (hence born on the Cinco de Mayo). He is now well-loved with the family support every boxer deserves.
Siggy's story had a happy ending, but that is not always the case.
I love it when rescued dogs help other rescued dogs. And Siggy helped a struggling Nepali signboard artist along the way by having this Fair Trade signboard made in the first place!
The reason that it says Dog Bar is that it was commissioned to be hung over a dog bowl outside the popular eatery Flake Restaurant in Venice, California.
These talented artists in Nepal also need help. These hand-painted signboards are disappearing due to digital technology. I believe that this art form is worth preserving. These artists can and do paint anything, the only limit is your imagination.
I am leaving for Nepal in a week, and each commission I receive will be given to 3 different Nepalese signboard artists, giving 3 struggling artists Fair Trade work and you a choice of 3 colorful paintings on metal!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front, only if you like one of the portraits do you pay. The artists are paid fair trade wages whether you buy or not.
1. Send a photo of your pet to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Let me know what you would like the signboard to say.
3. Tell me which style of Danger Dog art you prefer, by giving me examples of signs you have liked on the website or just say whether you like realistic, naive, cartoonish or fanciful.
4. Follow the Danger Dog Blog and see the works in progress, trips to the studios, the life and arts of Nepal.
5. Decide which painting you prefer of the 3 and send me a check and I will mail you your very own personal Danger Dog (or Cat)!