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December 2012

Happy New Year from the Danger Dogs

Double Dogs are a fun part of the Danger Dog project.   These Doggy friends make a wonderful subject for the Nepali signboard artists.

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Max & Ernie by Shree Lamachhain 2010 12"x12" enamel on metal Available

Max and Ernie are a pair of friends that make up one of my favorite Danger Dogs portraits of all time.   These two just look so happy in their field of grass, hand painted on metal by Shree.

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Lucky & Odie by Sufraj Khadka 2009 12"x12" Enamel on metal Available

Lucky and Odie are another pair of friends that seem happy together in their dual portrait by Sufraj Khadka.

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Double Dogs by Sagar 2010 12"x12" enamel on metal available

Posey & Scooter, a Beagle and a Havanese make up this double portrait hand painted by Sagar on metal.

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Jojo & Maggie by Dilip Niroj 2009 12"x12"  enamel on metal Available

Jojo & Maggie stuck it out through thick and thin.   Maggie is the only Danger Dog to date that has worn the 'Cone of Shame' but what is wonderful about dogs is that they smile through any infirmity.   Maggie is no longer with us and I am sure that Jojo misses her to this day.

It is the season of giving, and I hope that someone out there is looking for a great pair of dogs that are meant to be together.

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Lady is a beautiful Shepherd mix who has completely bonded with Bear - a perfect combo of Mastiff and Golden Retriever who, by all accounts, has the best traits of both breeds.   They love to ride in the car together.  

These dogs are also best friends and are looking for a forever home. 

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Make this the best New Year ever for Lady & Bear.

Here is the press release about this pair:

Meet Bear and Lady.  They came in to the shelter together as 'owner surrender' because the owners were moving. 
 
Lady is a sweet, outgoing girl who's still a young pup.  She's the most happy and silly when she's with her brother Bear, the big huggable teddy bear.  They are deeply bonded and they love being around each other.  In fact, they seem to be the happiest when the other is around!  Sadly, Lady does appear to have a disclocated hip (on the left).  But it will require further examination from a vet.  Lady doesn't seem fazed by it, however.  And since Lady and Grizzly have been at the shelter, Lady has been adopted out a few times but returned because one of the adopter's landlord didn't allow pets, the second one returned her because of her hip, and the most recently one was because they were allergic...  Poor Lady :( 
 
Grizzly is one of the biggest goofs you will ever meet.  He's a big chunk of love who's content just sitting in front of you and smiling (silly boy!).  He has these sweet, little round eyes that just melt your heart!  He has the marking of a Mastiff but his body is shaped just like a Laborador Retriever; a bit thick all around though ;)   
 
When we take them out for walks, they'd walk side by side, and sometimes one would lean on the other as they walk just because they love each other so much (and they like to be silly too!).  They'd eat the same patch of grass at the same time, they'd drink out of the water bowl at the same time; they're like twins who are connected at such a deep level that words cannot describe.  While they cannot look more different from one another, they are so in sync that it's amazing to witness just how deep is their bond and trust.
 
It's a tall order to ask that they get rescued/adopted together, but we can only ask that every effort is made to make that possible.  Either way however, we'd love to see them both go to great homes.  If you can help, please contact West Valley Animal Shelter, 818-756-9325.

If you can find a home for these lovely dogs, please contact Helen Storey at helen.storey@verizon.net.

I wish you the best New Year in 2013 and hope that all your wishes come true.


Danger Dogs in Costume!

Over the years, there have been some pretty dapper Danger Dogs.   This most recent trip featured some absolute stunners.

 

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Pirate Dog by Nara, Hari Timesina and Sagar (clockwise from top left)

Mr. Itchy Stitchy is a Whippet/PitBull mix and is apparently the Best Doggie Ever to boot!  

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Jack Russell Terrier in Pink headdress by Sanjib Rana, Sagar & Sufraj (clockwise from top left)

Coco Diablo Chanel is truly pretty in pink in her triple portraits.   Billed as a Jack Russell Terrorist by her human, she is delightful in each of these portraits.

In the above paintings of Mr. Itchy Stitchy and Coco Diablo Chanel, the owner is still undecided.   Hard choices both!

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Cheerleader Cattle Dog by Dilip Niroj  Available

From a recent Danger Dog trip, we have Roxy the Cattledog as a Cheerleader.   As you can see, Roxy is game!

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Roxy the Cattle Dog by Baba  Available

Roxy cheers for the team in her latest and greatest cheerleader costume.   An agility dog, Roxy will obviously do anything to help her team win.

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Roxy again in her cowgirl costume.  This cute Cattle Dog dressed as a cowgirl so impressed her owner that he bought all three of these portraits.

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GG the black standard Poodle is happy on the beach in her sunglasses and Hawaiian style lei by Hari Timesina.   Available.

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Ginger Cat by Megh Raj Thapa  Available

Rocco the Ginger Cat is resplendant in his pink feather boa.  

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Sufraj Khadka painted this portrait of the unapolgetic Rocco dressed in his favorite pink boa.

Does your pet like to dress up?   Or do they merely tolerate it?   Would they like to be immortalized with their very own portrait on metal?   These make great holiday gifts and the holidays are fast upon us.  The time to go to NepalDog.com and pick out one or two is now.

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Your pet can be immortalized on metal by struggling Nepali signboard artists whose hand-painted work is being replaced by digital graphics.   Find out how below.

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

You will be happy you did!

 

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for March/April 2013 trip. 

 

HOW TO ORDER

1.   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 people 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.

2.   Let me know what you would like it to say.

That's it !

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!

 


Live from Kathmandu: Finals!

Finals are in for all but one artist and they are quite lovely.

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Georgie the Corgi looks quite nice on my windowsill with his big smile.    Justin and his kitten Cosmo look surreal with their oceanic backdrop.   Both by Sagar Bitsa.

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Paco Loco and the tyiptych of the Dalmtions in their Porsche convertible by Megh Raj Thapa are still drying as I write.

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Max the long-haired Dachshund is drying, and the gorgeous Bebe the Jack Russell peeks out from behind as they dry.   As you can see, the studio is not spotless, especially with all those Dalmations hanging around.

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Finals from Sagar include Buster Fearless, the Kamakazi Comedy Jack Russell, Gary the French Bulldog, Oscar the well-dressed Pug, Coco Diablo Chanel with her leopard skin blanket, Tina the French Bulldog looking like she stepped out of a Matisse painting, Smudge the Cat with her dramatic red circle, and parts of Nacho the Lhasa Apso and the happy Driven Dalmations.

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Rae the Black Labrador Retriever, Buddy the Golden Lab, Georgie Corgi, Jenny the Jindo, Lina the Rescued Pit Bull and Gee Girly Girl the English Staffordshire Terrier complete this photo.   All by the fabulous Sagar Bitsa.    These paintings are all signed on the reverse side of the portraits.

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Chilly days mean that the Himalayan Mountains are out from hiding with their magnificent peaks dominating the dusty landscape.

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A month after meeting her, Yon Kyi, is getting bigger.   She is a very friendly pup and has lost her bad habit of biting sleeves in the last couple of weeks.

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I noticed that a local signboard shop has some pre-printed Beware of Dog signs.   Cute but not as spectacular as Nepal Art Dogs' hand-painted ones.

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I couldn't resist taking this photo of a man on his mobile with the beautiful traditional carved Nepali windows as a frame.  

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This lovely Tibetan lady with her child is obviously new to Boudha and the Stupa.   She was so dignified and attractive.   I don't really like people to know that I am photographing them, but she was soooo beautiful and well-dressed, that I couldn't help myself.  

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Here are the other two portraits of Georgie the Corgi, by Nara and Santosh.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over for this trip, but March 2013 is just around the corner, and I will be returning for new orders.   

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at ampage1@gmail.com. I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 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.


Live from Kathmandu: Full house

My Kathmandu kitchin is filling up with delightful Danger Dogs.

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As you can see, Obi, the Jedi Poodle, is well represented in her portraits by Sagar, Suf and Megh Raj.   Tina, the French Bulldog, by Sufraj and Gary, the French Bulldog, by Megh Raj is peeking out from the corner in the top row.

Second row includes Nacho by Megh Raj, Buster Fearless by Nara, Jenny the Jindo by Nara and Dilip.

The bottom shows Buddy the Golden Retriever by Nara, Dr. Watson the Scottie by Sagar, Oscar the Pug by Megh Raj, Buddy by Megh Raj and Bentley the Golden Retreiver by Nara.

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This photo was taken at night in light provided by an inverter, but you get an idea of the hard choice ahead of this lovely brown poodle named Obi.   She is indeed a Jedi Poodle - or is it Poodce?

The above is by Sagar, Megh Raj and Sufraj (clockwise from top left).

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This portrait of Justin with his kitten Cosmo is progressing well.   Still a work in progress, but it is beautiful.

Cosmo is not the only cat on this trip....

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Smudge the Cat as a work in progress by Sagar.   This lovely cat will be done soon!  Cannot wait.

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Smudge again as a final by Dilip Niroj.   Dilip captured this cute cat's direct stare!  

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Bentley the Golden Retriever by Sagar as a final.   Handsome portrait of a handsome dog.

I'm making this post short, as we are about to lose electricity here in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu is up to 56 hours a week with scheduled power cuts aka 'load-shedding', and many more unscheduled ones as well.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over for this trip, but March 2013 is just around the corner, and I will be returning for new orders.   

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

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

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at ampage1@gmail.com. I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 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.


Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar

It is getting close to the end of this twelfth Nepal Art Dog extravaganza and Sagar finished a few pieces early - by about ten hours.  

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Dr. Watson, the Scottish Terrier, as a final by Sagar.  

If you scroll back a post, you can see how unfinished this painting was just yesterday.   Of course, I could see that it was a beauty, but was unprepared for how just darn pretty the blue coat of the Dr, the trees and the lettering could be in just one short day. 

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Snoopy the Dachshund in his final portrait by Sagar.   He is a handsome dog and I think Sagar did a great job with this one.

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Max the long-haired Dachshund is a soulful dog in this close up portrait by Sagar.  

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Here Sagar does some finishing touches on Grady Abber, a charming King Charles Spaniel.

Sagar is an amazing artist, and we had some time to talk.   His father is one of the famed Gurkhas that fought for Britain.   His dad and his sister now both live in London where the father has retired and his sister is staff nurse a hospital.

He is the only artist in his family.

I'm making this post short, as we are about to lose electricity here in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu is up to 56 hours a week with scheduled power cuts aka 'load-shedding', and many more unscheduled ones as well.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over for this trip, but March 2013 is just around the corner, and I will be returning for new orders.   

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

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

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at ampage1@gmail.com. I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 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.