Why I Love Nepal: Pop up fun.
Pokhara Days

Window Shopping in Pokhara

The streets of Pokhara are lined with shops selling just about anything a tourist might like.

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I came across this cross-dressing mannequin last evening.   He looks nice in his pashmina sweater and scarf.

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His window companion is a bit more pedestrian, but more colorful just the same.

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This lady in the orange pashmina seems to float and her kata (a white scarf given to bless the wearer - usually blessed by a monk) floats even higher.

More fun mannequins from Nepal can be found here on an earlier post.

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This mannequin has been through his paces, that is for sure.   More mannequins here.

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We came across this Spitz mix (a very popular breed here in Pokhara) along with what looks like a Boston Terrier guarding their compound.   Quite effectively, I might add.  

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Their stencilled 'Beware of Dog' sign left a lot to be desired however.

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Poster the Border Collie by Megh Raj Thapa, even as an early work in progress, is a better choice!

More to come.   Stay tuned.

If you would like to have your dog immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 6 weeks ordering portraits. 

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now accepted for the Summer 2012 trip.

 

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists 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.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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 ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid. 

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