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October 2010

Racy Danger Dogs by Sagar.

Sagar is an older man, but he has a young man's sense of humor.   Or maybe not.   You decide.

Pug.SagarCrop
Sagar was obviously quite taken with the pretty girl that held Queenie the Pug in her lap.   One of my all-time favorite Danger Dogs, I learned with this photo to always give Sagar photos of pets with pretty girls.   Sorry, not available.

Corgi.Reign.Sagar
Look closely!   This blue-eyed sweetheart of a Corgi and her lovely owner must have impressed Sagar greatly.    I think I might go back and check the backgrounds of Sagar's works a little more carefully.   Reign is the name of this Corgi and you can buy her portrait at the Santa Monica Museum of Art at Bergamot Station.  

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There was no beauty with Layla the white shepherd but Sagar chose to give her an exotic background.   Maybe it is the sly look in Layla's eye.   Available.

Puppy
This little puppy is happily ensconced on the lap of this lady.   He looks a little bit shifty eyed for a puppy.   Also available.

 

If you would like to look for hidden images in Sagar's work, go the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel here.

or here:   http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/kx6ZXdnAUy8

Most of the signboards featured in the slideshow are available (some have sold) and there is great Nepali soundtrack beneath. 

Or you can order your own pet's portrait by Sagar and two other Nepali signboard artists.   I am off to Nepal in less then 3 weeks and am accepting commissions.   Please send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to 3 struggling Nepali artists who will hand paint your pet on metal.

Here is How to Order:   Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.  

MicroFinance through Art Patronage.    Always Fair Trade.

 

Contact me at ampage1@gmail.com to order.  Or go to NepalDog.com for more examples.

 


Tibetan Beware of Dog signs!

Today I am featuring Danger Dogs that have Tibetan script in addition to English.

 

Tibetan Beware of Dog sign
Hand painted folk art beware of dog sign in English and Tibetan Script

This is a portrait of a dog by Khardar Gurung from Lamjung in the mountains of Nepal.   Khardar works in Jomsom, along the Annapurna Circuit, and does a lovely Tibetan script.   Since I was trekking at the time I had this made, I had no photos of dogs with me.   This dog is from the artist's imagination.   Available.   More from Khardar.

 

Folk art German Shepherd ala Disney
Brown the German Shepherd by Punam


Here we have Punam's cartoonlike portrait of Brown, a shepherd.    The Tibetan in this painting reads red/green in Tibetan, which is the translation I was given for the color brown by monks at the Shechen Monastery.   Doing research is fun when you have a Danger Dog project!   More from Punam.

Folk art Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal in Tibetan Script
Chloe the Jack Russell Terrier in English and Tibetan


This is Chloe, a Jack Russell Terrier as painted by Jit Gurung of Pokhara.   Available.   More by Jit Gurung.

Keep in mind that these are Nepali artists who are painting these signs.   They are not fluent in Tibetan and I had to supply the writing for them to copy.  

 

Folk art Lhasa Apso hand painted on metal by a sign painter from Kathmandu
Indra Lama painted Palden, a Lhasa Apso who lives in Kathmandu

If you'd like to see Palden and other beautiful Tibetan breeds available on my website, please visit the Lhasa Apso/Tibetan Dog page on NepalDog.com.   And if you would like to see what else is available from Indra Lama, please click here.

You can immortalize your dog on metal with a soulful portrait from Nepal.   These talented signboard artists are seeing their livelihoods disappear as digital imagery replaces the lovely traditional artwork on metal.  

Send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to 3 signboard artists, giving you a choice of 3 portraits.  3 people get work, you get 3 choices, museum shops get folk art!

You send no money up front.   If you do not like your pet's portrait, you pay nothing.   All 3 artists are paid fair trade wages whether you choose their work or not.  Pay only if you are satisfied.

Each sign is synthetic enamel on metal, approximately 1 foot square.   You choose what you would like them to say.   They can be hung indoors or out.

I have commisioned over 2500 pieces to date, making a real difference to these artists.  

I will return from Nepal soon with new works in plenty of time to deliver for the holidays.  

Order your Danger Dog (or Cat or Turtle) today!   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love.  

Write with questions or comments to ampage1 (at) gmail.com or go to the NepalDog.com website.

It is easy to order and I am leaving for Nepal soon.   Send me that photo of your pet.   You will be glad you did!

 


Australian Danger Dogs from Down Under!

The Danger Dog project has not left out the Antipodes.   Not only do many Australian breeds turn up as subjects, but a few have even been from Australia!

Trevor
This is Trevor, a Dog from Down Under if I ever saw one!   With this stunning photo to work from, it is no surprise that the art turned out well.   A Jack Russell Terrier, Trevor certainly looks like he is intense in this photo.

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This is the portrait that the owners chose, painted by Sabala.   Notice that it says Danger Dog in 3 languages - Nepali, Tibetan and English (clockwise from top left).

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This is quite a different version of Trevor, by Shiva Thapa.    The script is in Tibetan and English.   Available.

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Trevor by ShaShi of Om Sai Arts in Kathmandu.   Available.

BelgianShepherd.HariP
This is Moko, a Belgian Shepherd from Canberra.   Painted by Hari Prasad, this portrait shows off her dramatic markings.   Hari P. forgot to put on the English!   But you will still scare away Tibetan or Nepali burglars (or mail carriers).   Available.

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From Prem's studio in the resort town of Pokhara, here is Moko painted by Binod.   Available.

King Luke the Danger Dog by Dilip
This is King Luke.  He is the first and (to date) only King Danger Dog.   As painted by Dilip, Luke looks like an Australian Charles Bronson.  Luke is an Australian Shepherd.  Available.

You can immortalize your dog on metal with a soulful portrait from Nepal.   These talented signboard artists are seeing their livelihoods disappear as digital imagery replaces the lovely traditional artwork on metal.  

Send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to 3 signboard artists, giving you a choice of 3 portraits.  3 people get work, you get 3 choices, museum shops get folk art!

You send no money up front.   If you do not like your pet's portrait, you pay nothing.   All 3 artists are paid fair trade wages whether you choose their work or not.  Pay only if you are satisfied.

Each sign is synthetic enamel on metal, approximately 1 foot square.   You choose what you would like them to say.   They can be hung indoors or out.

I have commisioned over 1500 pieces to date, making a real difference to these artists.  

I will return from Nepal in early December with new works in plenty of time to deliver for the holidays.  

Order your Danger Dog (or Cat or Turtle) today!   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love.  

Write with questions or comments to ampage1 (at) gmail.com or go to the NepalDog.com website.

 


Ferreted Out! Danger Ferrets from Nepal

Ferret.HariP_5092
While none of the Nepali artists have ever seen a ferret, they did an admirable job on this cute fellow.  This 'Firret' is by Sagar of Kathmandu.

Ferret.sabala
This ferocious ferret is painted by Sabala.

Ferret.amar
Amar Shrestha weighs in with his romanticised version of the ferret.  

They have bandicoots in Nepal, but no ferrets!  

Mouse.sabala
I was very surprised to find this little fellow.   He is a Nepali pet rat!   He even has a gold earring.  Sabala obviously went with the more politically correct 'white mouse' moniker, but he does not fool me.

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Hari Prasad did not mince words.   Hence the 'white rat'.   I wonder if there are other rats in Nepal that wear earrings?

Hamster.Sabala_5109
This Zen Hamster by Sabala was taken from a photo of a hamster on a wheel.   That explains this hamster's odd position.

All of the above are available at this time.

You can order your pet to be painted by 3 struggling Nepali signboard artists.   Mice, rats, hamsters, birds, chickens, tortoises, cats, horses, bunnies, parrots, even children... they have all been painted by the Danger Dog artists.   The only limit is your imagination.    Anyone have a pet iguana?

Each commission generates 3 portraits by 3 different artists.   Your satisfaction is guaranteed as you pay nothing up front, pay only after you have chosen your hand-painted sign.  You support a dying art in Nepal, and the artists are paid Fair Trade wages.  

Micro-finance through art patronage.

I will be leaving soon for Nepal, back in early December in time to deliver holiday orders.   Order your favorite pet today!

Contact me at ampage1@gmail.com for more information or go to my website at www.NepalDog.com.

All signs are approximately one foot square, synthetic enamel on metal.  Good indoors or out.


German Dogs! 20 years after German Reunification!

Doberman.Valki.Sanjib
Valki is a Doberman Pinscher rescued into a loving home.   Here the Enlightened Dog is painted by Sanjib Rana.

Mohan.germanshepherd
This portrait of a German Shepherd is by Mohan.   This is a German Shepherd from Nepal and is a calendar dog.   Alsatian Art all the way from Dogmandu!

Rottweiler
Here is Moose, a classic Rottweiler Danger Dog as painted by Nara of Asha Art.

It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell.  

You can immortalize your dog on metal with a soulful portrait from Nepal.   These talented signboard artists are seeing their livelihoods disappear as digital imagery replaces the lovely traditional artwork on metal.  

Send me a photo of your pet and I will give it to 3 signboard artists, giving you a choice of 3 portraits.  3 people get work, you get 3 choices, museum shops get folk art!

You send no money up front.   If you do not like your pet's portrait, you pay nothing.   All 3 artists are paid fair trade wages whether you choose their work or not.  Pay only if you are satisfied.

Each sign is synthetic enamel on metal, approximately 1 foot square.   You choose what you would like them to say.   They can be hung indoors or out.

I have commisioned over 1500 pieces to date, making a real difference to these artists.  

I will return from Nepal in early December with new works in plenty of time to deliver for the holidays.  

Order your Danger Dog (or Cat or Turtle) today!   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love.  

Write with questions or comments to ampage1 (at) gmail.com or go to the NepalDog.com website.