This post is dedicated to all the lovely cats that joined the Danger Dogs on this trip.
Alexander and Red are a couple of very cute kittens who bring their companion Double Happiness. By Baba, Sanjib Rana and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left), this is going to be a challenge to choose.
On another note, I often cut through the lovely grounds of the Shechen Monastery on my way home from the Stupa. Last night, the monks were practicing their debate skills. It is a scripted debate that they must learn verbatim. There are two participants - one stands and gesticulates, and the other sits on the ground and does his part. The clamour of all those monks debating was quite striking.
More tomorrow. I hope to be seeing some more final Danger Dogs then.
The deadline is fast approaching for the cut off of this last Danger Dog trip. Your order must be in by November 22, 2011.
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.
1. Send a photo of your pet to me at email@example.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......