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Live from Kathmandu

This hand-painted version of the common stencilled sign waits to dry next to Nepali license plates.   In the signboard world, this is license plate season, a mad dash to paint everyone's new plates.   I am sure the artists will be happy to paint something more creative.  

This lovely nighttime fruit stand is what Kathmandu looks like at night.   Only in reality it is in focus!   I am working on finding a tripod to see if I can improve on shots like these.

These people need a new Beware of Dog sign!   I do like the fact that Ayko gets to roam free of the gate.

It was through this little Beware of the Dog sign that I found one of my favorite artists, Hari Timesina.   I jumped off the mini-bus to photograph the sign and Hari's studio was just across the street.

This, alas, is a photo from last trip.   The unseasonal rains have prevented such views of the mountains, even though this is supposed to be the season of good views.   Anyway, it is good to be reminded that these beautiful mountains are out there.   This photo was taken from the rooftop of a favorite restaurant - The Saturday Cafe - in Boudha.

It is not too late to order your very own Danger Dog.   Above is Zeke by Megh Raj, Sabala and Sanjib Rana.   Zeke's owner chose the close up by Sabala, but it would have been a difficult choice for me.

I am back in Nepal for the 9th Danger Dog trip and am accepting commissions now.   I'll be back to the states in early June, just in time for Father's Day presents.  


To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.




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