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September 2012

Live from Kathmandu: Three-of-a-kind - Which would you choose?

My Kathmandu Kitchen is beginning to fill up with great art.   Which would you choose?

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Ruby the German Shepherd and her final three choices by Dilip Niroj, Nara and Baba (clockwise from top left).  

Ruby is as close to a traditional Danger Dog as you can get.   The signs on gates around town that inspired this project most often feature a German Shepherd with a large tongue.  I know the artists enjoyed having such a pretty example such as Ruby to paint.

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Mike is handsome and solemn in his 3 final paintings by Baba, Sagar and Nara (clockwiswe from top left).   It is a hard choice as they are all so different and yet each got his great looks.

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Toffee, the Beautiful Mongrel (or is it Beautyful?) in her final three by Dilip Niroj, Megh Rah Thapa and Baba (clockwise from top left) is another hard choice.   She is a beauty.  And sweet as Toffee, no doubt.

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Dr. Watson is looking smart in his final three portraits by Megh Raj Thapa, Nara and Baba.   This cute black Scottie Dog is a classic beauty.

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This beautiful Yorkie has the wind in his hair for these three final portraits by Nara, Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.   

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Lastly, we have Roxy the Cheerleader and her three finals (by Jit Gurung, Baba and Dilip Niroj).  It seems she is saying 'Eat 'em up, eat 'em up, Raw! Raw! Raw!'   You may remember Roxy in her cowgirl outfit a few years ago.   What a Danger Dog!

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I've told you my Kathmandu Kitchen is full - you are only seeing a small part.    More finals are coming in tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 19th, 2012 - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 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 achoice 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: More Final Nepal Art Dogs

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Poster the Border Collie looks handsome and happy in his portraits by Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.   I had a hard time finding a dry spot to photograph the new artworks today after the torrential downpour yesterday and last night.

Kathmandu posted its heaviest day of rain (126 mm) yesterday since records were began in 1968.

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Around the Boudhanath Stupa, it looks more like San Marco Plaza in Venice, complete with benches as gondolas.   Even in the sunlight after the storm, rain continued to fall, but not a rainbow in sight.  The flooding dissipated in less than an hour, though.

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Nemo, the liver and white colored Border Collie (by Baba and Megh Raj) might feel at home with all this water.

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Nemo's friend, the white Labrador Retriever frolics in the Caribbean in his portraits by Baba and Megh Raj.   I know he would like to play in the water around the Stupa.

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Sagar (whose name means Ocean in Nepali) also did a great job on this happy dog - still awaiting the Nepali lettering.   I love that all of the artists chose to include the dramatic shadow.

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Caesar the White Standard Poodle is striking a pose.   By Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.

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Again we have Annie Hall the Beagle, here by Baba encircled by a pink bubble.

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Fiona looks young and sweet in her portrait by Megh Raj Thapa, and more worldly wise in her painting by Baba.   She looks good in both though.

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Blue, a rescued dog, is Free and Happy (or is it Happy and Free) in these portraits by Megh Raj and Baba.   Rest in peace, Blue.   The third one of this series is coming from Sanjib Rana, due next Saturday.   Can't wait to see his take on this pretty dog.

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This dangerous Zen Yorkie (by Baba and Megh Raj) absolutely glows in his portraits.   What a beauty!   And he may have the best hairdresser ever.

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Tricky and Cash are two happy puppies in their signboard art by Baba and Megh Raj.   I like the attention that is paid to the scarf and jewelry in these portraits.  Nepalis often give their dogs collars, and it is especially nice when you see the dogs with a tika - a red mark placed on the dog's forehead to convey respect and blessings.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 15th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 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 achoice 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.

 

 


Live from Kathmandu: Final Cats, Rabbits and Nepali kittens

Cats (and Rabbits) make up an important part of the Nepal Dog Art project, and this cycle is no exception.

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Whiskers is the world's most interesting cat - to his owner.   It is definitely a pretty kitty in any case.   My husband likes this one so much he wants to meet this cat!

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Arwen Evenstar the creative tuxedo cat (by Megh Raj Thapa and Baba) cuts a fine figure with her ribbons and white whiskers.    

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Here is Tigger in his two finals by Jit Gurung and Baba.   Hard choice ahead here.   Tigger looks a little green with the reflection of the golden blanket and the artists reflect that.

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Tigger the Zen Cat (by Sagar) still awaits his Nepali lettering, but he looks great against the red and green background.

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Shego the black rabbit looks spectacular with her red and golden backgrounds by Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.   

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I was surprised to find this cute rabbit in the Lakeside District of Pokhara, happily roaming as bunnies do.  

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On another note, we came across our favorite tea lady feeding this tiny kitten - so small its eyes are not yet open.   The kitten's mother had abandoned it but it is now in good hands, along with its sibling.

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 15th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 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 achoice 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

There are too many Danger Dogs (and Cats) to count in my room. Here are more of the latest:

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Hamish the Shitzu in two of his final portraits (by Baba and Nara) looks cute with his mohawk and bright eyes.

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Toffee is a beautiful mongrel indeed.   Here Toffee is painted by Baba and Dilip.   Again, there is one more to come.

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Aesop the Jack Russell is commanding in his final portraits by Baba and Sagar.   I love his direct gaze in these.

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Here is Aesop (by Sufraj Khadka) waiting to dry in the sun amid some illustrious company.

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Mookie positively glows in his portraits by Baba and Santosh.   I should see his portrait by Indra Lama coming tomorrow.   Can't wait!

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Fiona is a beautiful Terrier Mix, here in her final portrait by Baba.   Again, I should see another one tomorrow.

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Domino the Pit Bull (here by Baba) is truly a Hero Dog as he saved his young mistress from a fire by barking and scratching at her door, refusing to leave until she awoke and got to safety.

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Cecil the Boston Terrier in two finals (from Jit Gurung and Baba) could not be more different in his sepia tones.

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 19th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 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 achoice 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

The Danger Dogs are coming in fast and furious.  There are some great ones in store for you.....

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Cooper the Whippet by Baba and Nara.   These two are sculptural marvels in person.   The musculature, brindle fur pattern and sense of speed is caught in both of these portraits.   A hard choice indeed and one more still to come.

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We have another running dog with Manny the Jack Russell.   Again Baba and Jit Gurung manage to convey action.

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Here is Manny's portrait, by Sagar, as a work in progress. Sagar forgot to add the Nepali translation in this piece.   The artists all had fun with this one.    Manny would give Cooper the Whippet a run for his money or have fun trying.

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Annie Hall (by Sufraj Khadka) is a sweet Beagle with a weight problem, hence 'The Royal Fattie' moniker here.   She is still drying in the sun in this photo.

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Zuma is a beautiful Puggle, here painted by Nara and Baba.   She's a great dog and both portraits capture her dark muzzle and steady gaze.

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Baba outdid himself in this portrait of Caesar the white standard poodle sprawled on his magic carpet.   This one is very pretty in person.

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Georgie the Corgi by Nara and Santosh.   As you can see, Georgie's photo does not include a tail.   Indeed, he does not even HAVE a tail, but Santosh added one...

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...Baba also added a tail to Georgie as well - which he painted out by the time this photo was taken.   Most Nepali dogs have amazing tails that curl up to keep them warm in the winters and I guess Santosh and Baba were looking out for Georgie the Corgi.

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Dr. Watson the Scottish Terrier is looking smart in his first two portraits by Nara and Baba.   Such a handsome boy, Dr. Watson is often featured on his companion's website at NomadCambridge.com or on Nomad Cambridge's FaceBook page- sometimes in front of a wall of Danger Dogs!

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Tito the French Bulldog by Sagar is still awaiting the Nepali lettering.  Tito is extra large with a 15"x15" base.

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Here is a final Tito the white French Bulldog by Baba.   Again, that extra large format and dramatic background make Tito come alive.   These two could not be more different in their tone though they look similar at first glance.

Stay tuned.   New Danger Dogs are coming in fast and furry-ous.  

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 19th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 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 achoice 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.