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Danger Dogs from Burma

It has been surprisingly difficult to order a signboard here in Myanmar. 

But I have been perservering!


Artist John Gyo with his completed portrait of Rocky - the very first Danger Dog from Burma


This young artist named John Gyo hand painted Rocky in watercolor on paper.   It was his first commission of a dog (Kwee in the Myanmar language) and he was pleased enough to photograph it for his files.

As in Nepal, the artist does not do the lettering on the painting.   John passed that task to the tattoo artist that shares his studio space.   Young men in Myanmar sport an amazing array of hairstyles.  John did sign his own signature on the painting.

Myo Naing - signboard artist
Through friends, I was able to connect with a true Burmese signboard artist.   Hopefully, he is hard at work painting Rocky!
This is an adorable and friendly dog that we met in the Southern Myanmar town of Hpa An.   The dogs are everywhere here.   More even than in Nepal!


This adorable Shitzu is a fine example of what you can expect when you order a Danger Dog of your own pet.   These are by Megh Raj Thapa, Sufraj Khadka and Hari Timisina (clockwise from top left).  

How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:

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

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.

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

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at: 
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!


The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).


Let's keep these artists painting.


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!



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Golden's of the Michigan Vineyards

I love the art work of the dogs they are very skilled

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