Live from Kathmandu: Brick by Brick
Why I Love Nepal: Native Danger Dog signs from Pokhara!

Live from Nepal: Works in Progress!

Baba (aka Sabala) was a little late starting, but he finishes with a bang!   Here we have his soulful portraits of Barney the Labrador and the happy Spicy.   These photos are so dark because Kathmandu only has electricity for 8 hours maximum per day.   This was not one of those times!  

Typhoon, an award-winning Collie, as painted by Baba from a black and white photo.  

These are true 'works in progress' of Demian and Mazy the cats, and Louie and Marley the dogs.   I had no idea that Baba worked with the lettering already in place.   I've seen him paint in person once -- he works with at least 3 layers of paint, slowly filling in the details. 

Above is Baba with his neighbor and Spicy the dog.   This little girl was so friendly  -- and stylish!

Like a matador, she played with her scarf, wrapping and unwrapping it.   By the way, that is Sombra, a German Shepherd as a work in progress at the right.

She flashes her cape and watches for the effect.  

Finally, she ties the scarf daintily around her head.  

Sufraj Khadka puts the finishing touches on Scamper, a Norwich Terrier as Lola the Coton de Tulear looks on.   Again he is working in the dark, an all too common occurance here.

Now is not too late to order!  

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.


Hello from Dogmandu!




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