The Nepal Art Dogs now have a presence in Pacific Grove, California. Part of the Monterey Peninsula, right across from Carmel, this delightful town now features some Folk Art From the Himalayas.
Global Imports Village is located at 220 17th St, in Pacific Grove (93950). Along with a nice selection of Danger Dogs (and a couple of Cats), they feature folk art from Native Americans, Mexico, South America, Asia and Africa.
Last but not least, we have Scooter and Cheeto, a pair of Ginger Cats from Riverside. The artist Punam was supposed to have written Danger Cat in both English and Nepali, but his romanticism took over and he added 'We are love...' instead.
Directions to the new store can be found here: http://bit.ly/181fbK8
Stop by and say hello and help support fair trade. Tell them Michelle sent you!
If you would like to order a portrait of your own pet, information can be found at NepalDog.com. Each commission generates 3 portraits from three different artists, giving 3 artists work and you 3 choices. I accept no money up front. If you do not like your Danger Dog portrait, you owe nothing, and the artists are paid in any case.
Remember, those lovely works above are ones that their owners did NOT choose. They look pretty spectacular to me!
I next leave for Nepal in early November and will return in early December in plenty of time to deliver holiday gifts.
Micro-finance through art patronage. Let's keep these artists painting.