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November 2011

Live from Kathmandu: The final live post.

Next time you hear from me, it will be from the comforts of my own home, at my own computer, surrounded by all my new Danger Dogs, Cats, Bunnies and Spiders.

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When I said Three of a Kind yesterday, today I have a Full House.

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Dogs, cats everywhere.   I love this time of the trip.  

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Even the chickens are beautiful here.   I will miss Nepal, as always.

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.  However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet.   Please ask!!!

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

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.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

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)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Santa Monica Museum of Art to see some art. 

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......

 

 


Live from Kathmandu: The Final Days

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I am just back from my final pick up this Danger Dog trip.  Baba still had to add detail to his portrait of the Pit Bull named Maple, and I had to wait for it to dry.   But it was a sunny day in Kathmandu and Maple was surely worth the wait.

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Another final portrait of the buff Maple, this one by Dilip Niroj.

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Foo, a Chinese Pug that lives in Nepal, is luminescent with a golden aura.   As painted by Baba, this dog needs no words.

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Bebe Blue and Daisy now have all of their lettering completed.   Bookended by Sanjib Rana's single portraits are Double Dogs by Baba and Dilip Niroj.   Bebe is a Peruvian dog and Daisy is a Fox Terrier.

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Russell is a rather agressive Chihuahua in these portraits by Dilip Niroj and Sagar (left to right).    Those are some teeth!

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Ploof the Pointer mix has two finals ready - the first by Baba and the second by Megh Raj Thapa.   A pretty colorful pair.

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Dino, the Italian Greyhound, is adorable in his four incarnations by Sagar, Sufraj Khadka, Dilip Niroj and Baba (clockwise from top left).  That is one handsome pup.

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.  However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet.   Please ask!!!

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

Now is the time to order:    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.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

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)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Gallery of Functional Art and see some Dogs!  

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......

 


Live from Kathmandu: Three-of-a-Kind

Things are getting to be a full house around here as the 10th Danger Dog trip from Nepal winds down.

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We start with a late entry, Maple, a lovely Pit Bull by Megh Raj.   The artists were all taken with Maple's striking pose and especially the dramatic Oregon waterfall in the background.

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Russell the Chihuahua is certainly a dramatic Danger Dog in his first portrait by Baba.   Not yet dry, this one packs a wallop.

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Magic and Marley's final three are finally here.   By Baba, Dilip Niroj and Sagar (clockwise from top left), these two make a striking pair.

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The magnificent Archie, a Bull Dog who enjoys the surf, frolics in his portraits by Megh Raj, Baba and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  Who could choose?   I find it interesting that Baba is the only one of the three that has ever seen the ocean here in land-locked Nepal, and his ocean is brown and turgid.  Baba hails originally from Tamil Nadu in Southern India and was there for the tsunami in 2004. Having lost family and his home, perhaps he sees the ocean differently.  Sagar's name means 'ocean' in Nepali, and he signs his name with the Japanese chop that means 'Ocean' in Japanese.

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Bella and her final three choices by Baba, Dilip and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  

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I'm just wild about Harry in his final three choices by Megh Raj Thapa, Sagar and Baba (clockwise from top left).

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Abba the Doberman Pinscher with her final three by Baba, Dilip Niroj and Sagar (clockwise from top left). 

The final choice is most often which portrait looks most like the dog in question.   But artistically, this can be a hard choice.  

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.  However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet.   Please ask!!!

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

Now is the time to order:    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.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

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)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Gallery of Functional Art and see some Dogs!  

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......


Live from Kathmandu:

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Minnie and Hugo, the Tibetan Terriers, in their final three by Sufraj Khadka, Baba and Hari Timesina.

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Abba is a 13-year old Doberman.   This is her first final (by Dilip Niroj).  

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Peanut (by Dilip Niroj) awaits his ball.   Otherwise this portrait of Peanut is complete.

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Bella is indeed Bella in her portrait by Dilip Niroj.

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The mountains have been peeking out from their clouds for the last few days.   Pretty spectacular.

 

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.  However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet.   Please ask!!!

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

Now is the time to order:    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.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

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)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Gallery of Functional Art and see some Dogs!  

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......


Live from Kathmandu: More finals

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Here we have Ploof, a new last-minute Danger Dog, as painted by Baba.   Ploof is a gentle Pointer mix.

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And Ploof again.   This was taken in a dark aqua room, so Ploof is not as green as he looks in this work in progress by Megh Raj Thapa.

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And Abba is a 13-year-old Doberman Pinscher.   When Baba first saw her photo, he exclaimed "This dog looks like a horse!"   This is Abba's first final.

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Sam and Pearl are here in their final glory.   This pair of pit bulls are painted by Baba, Sagar and Dilip Niroj (clockwis from top left).   Which would you choose?

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Wazoo may be 'Crazy in the Head' but he sure is cute in these finals by Megh Raj Thapa, Hari Timesina and Baba (clockwise from top left).

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Wazoo's good friend is the Jack Russell Terrier named Homer.   Homer's finals are by Megh Raj Thapa, Hari Timesina and Baba (clockwise from top left).

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Aubert the French Bulldog is charming in his finals by Sagar, Baba and Sufraj Khadka (clockwise from top left).

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Karma the Shitzu is well represented here by Megh Raj Thapa, Sagar and Baba (clockwise from top left.)

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

Now is the time to order:    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.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

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)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Gallery of Functional Art and see some Dogs!  

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......