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Works in Progress from Pokhara

Mookie and Georgie Corgi are works in progress from Santosh Shrestha here in Pokhara.   They are still awaiting a signature and their corners cut.

Santosh's young daughter mugs for the camera.  

You may remember Santosh as the artist who designed and painted the movie poster for the re-release of 'An American Hippie in Israel'.   He now runs a mobile phone repair shop along with his wife and is no longer painting.    He saw the writing on the wall - eveything here is done on computer and signboard art has taken on a new meaning.

This large format signboard is becoming a rarity.   This one was painted by Uniq Arts and is a nice one. 

Manoj painted these tableaux many years ago.   Nowadays they would be done in plastic with photos instead of hand painted.

You can have YOUR pet hand painted and give these talented artists work at the same time.

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.



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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.



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