Live from Kathmandu: Nepal's Day of the Dog 2014
Live from Kathmandu: Nepali dogs

Live from Kathmandu: Sagar's studio goes to the Dogs

I was happy to see that Sagar, and his assistant, Paras, are ready to paint some new Danger Dogs and have been painting some on their own.

Folk art Beware of Dog signs from Nepal
Folk art German Shepherds by Sagar

These hand painted signs on metal fill the shelves of his studio.

Folk art great dane hand painted on metal in Nepal
Great Dane hand painted by Sagar

I have an order for 2 Great Danes this trip.   This one looks a bit like Judah...

Folk art beware of German Shephers
A dramatic Danger Dog.

 Sagar's portrait of this German Shepherd is a little dark, it looks like something a tattoo artist would paint.   Another side of Sagar.

Folk art German Shepherd with racy ladies in bg
Sagar's German Shepherd

 

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2014 trip.  I will be back in early December 2014 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.

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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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 $22 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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