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Live from Kathmandu: First Chihuahuas in progress from Sagar

There is no greater pleasure (to me) than seeing a Danger Dog as a work in progress.   You are in for a treat...

Beware of Chihuahua hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Ellis the Chihuahua as an early work in progress

This trip is heavy on Chihuahuas, and who doesn't like a Chihuahua? 
Ellis is a handsome example and a good start to the 16th Danger Dog ordering trip.   And what a trip it has been!

Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scully the Chihuahua in an early work in progress

Scully is a great example of a pretty Chihuahua.  Scully is a good-looking red-head.   Can't wait to see this in color...

Folk art portrait of 2 chihuahuas hand painted on metal; in Nepal
Gandalf and Luna by Sagar Bitsa.

This handsome pair of Chihuahuas are sure to please their owners.   Can't wait to see the final portrait!

Believe it or not, more Chihuahuas to come.   Stay tuned.

More tomorrow, you can see Sagar's early portraits of beautiful dogs and cats.

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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 $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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