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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.

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