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December 2015

Ay Chihuahua!

This latest trip to Nepal, the second of the year 2015, was especially popular with Chihuahuas!

Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua

 Scully is a particularly bright and beautiful Chihuahua with her big eyes and ears and golden fur.  Her three choices are by Sanjib, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).   Sanjib Rana's portrait is the one chosen.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Pappoo the Chihuahua

Pappoo is a very well dressed girl Chihuahua and two of her favorite outfits are here.  By Dilip, Megh Raj and Indra, someone has a hard choice ahead.

 

Folk art portraits of a pair of Chihuahuas hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gandalf and Maggie the Chihuahuas

Maggie and Gandalf are a pair of Chihuahua friends, here painted by Jit Gurung, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

 

Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Ellis the Chihuahua

Ellis had an extra special trip.  He was painted by Shahi, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).   Ellis' mom chose the bottom portrait by Sagar for him.

Folk art Chihuahuas hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ellis and Toro the Chihuahuas

Ellis' friend Toro is also featured in this set of portraits by Jit Gurung, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).   The two of them looked so great together, that only the one by Jit Gurung is still available.

Folk art Chihuahua and Dogue de Bordeaux hand painted on metal in Kathmandu
Ellis and Daisy the Dogue de Bordeaux

Toro isn't Ellis' only friend.  He and Daisy make a striking pair in their portraits by Dilip, Shahi and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left).  The juxtaposition of the very large Daisy, a Dogue de Bordeaux, and the small but feisty Ellis make a charming tableaux.

It was a great trip for Chihuahuas.   Here is wishing you and yours a very happy new 2016 from the Danger Dogs. 

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I am no longer in Nepal and this trip has been closed to new orders.   You can order in spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to NepalDog.com.   There are over 72 breeds of dogs and counting...  And lovely Cats, birds and other animals, too.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.

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!


Live from Kathmandu: Final Zen Cats

These Zen Cats are finally in.  Which would you choose?

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Google and her final 3 portraits come alive by Megh Raj, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Yahoo, Google's counterpart, exudes a dangerous glow in her three portraits by Nara, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Beatrice the English Shorthair Kitty really shines in her three final paintings.  Such a colorful Cat hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Jit Gurung and Sufraj (clockwise from top left).

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Lucia, the Principessa Kitty, lived to be 20 years old.   Now she is immortalized by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Rocco the Black and White Zen Cat is big and bold and fills the frame in his final three portraits by Sanjib, Dilip and Indra (clockwise from top left).

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Cooper is the Enlightened One in his final three portraits by Sanjib, Punam and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

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Frankie the Tortie Kitty lazes in her final three by Nara, Jit Gurung and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Luna the Crazy Kitty and her final three by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

 

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Georgia the Cockatiel may not like being bunched with the Kitties, but here she is in all her glory.   Her portraits, hand painted on metal, are by Sanjib, Punam and Suf (clockwise from top left).

There are some hard choices here, and you can expect better photos as soon as I return to California.  As much as possible, these are shot in natural light.  

It is always different here, and the cruel fuel embargo that has gone on for over 100 days, coming on the heels of the devastating double earthquakes in April and May, had made life very difficult for all Nepalis.   100 days without a sure source of cooking gas, petrol, diesel, medicines, cooking oil, etc etc has taken a toll on everyone.   Load shedding (a planned power outage) is going up to 54 hours per week, leaving people with no electric alternative to no cooking gas.   Firewood is being looted from the forests.   Not a sustainable thing to be said in all of this.

I still love Nepal with all of my heart and the people are stoic in the face of the sometimes violent protests.   I wish them the best.

And I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart that you have helped to give struggling sign painters some legitimate, well paid work in these troubling times.  I am the only one that these artists are still hand painting for.

Jai Nepal! (long live Nepal!)


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A Nepali sign painter hard at work in the Phulbari section of Kathmandu.

 

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.   You can order in spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to NepalDog.com.   There are over 72 breeds of dogs and counting...  And lovely Cats, birds and other animals, too.

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!


Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

These Danger Dogs from Nepal are sure to please.   Which would you choose?

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Ganda and Wyatt are lovely against the backdrop of the Himalayas, hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, Sagar and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).    The upper two have Tibetan writing and the lower one Nepali.

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Jet the Black Lab is happy in the grass in his three portraits by Nara, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).   Jet's pal asked that there be no writing on Sanjib's portrait.

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Bubba "Our Man" is a studly Pug hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Zuni, a striking Border Collie and Husky mix,  and his final three by Nara, Sagar and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Oliver the Chocolate Pomeranian is very pretty in his final three hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).

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Daisy the three-legged Pitt Bull and Pug mix and her final three by Dilip, Nara and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Brody the King Charles Spaniel and his final three by Sanjib, Megh Raj and Nara (clockwise from top left).

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Gaia was a Beloved Parisian Dog.   Her final three portraits are by Sanjib, Shahi and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Scully glows in her final three portraits of a Super Dog.   Her portraits are by Sanjib, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

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Basie the White Shepherd is luminous in his final three by Sanjib, Nara and Diliip (clockwise from top left).

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Danger Mouse the Rat Terrier's final three.   Sagar, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left) did the final three.

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Ay Shihuahua!   Pappoo and her final three, from two different photos.   By Indra Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Casper, a Terrier mix, is a furocious (sic) fighter and biter in his final three portraits by Indra, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Megh Raj (holding Pappoo) and his son, Onup, in their studio.   Megh Raj tells me that they are looking for a new studio, so next trip, I hope I will find him again.   He gave me his new number.

There are some hard choices here, and you can expect better photos as soon as I return to California.  As much as possible, these are shot in natural light.  

It is always different here, and the cruel fuel embargo that has gone on for over 100 days, coming on the heels of the devastating double earthquakes in April and May, had made life very difficult for all Nepalis.   100 days without a sure source of cooking gas, petrol, diesel, medicines, cooking oil, etc etc has taken a toll on everyone.   Load shedding (a planned power outage) is going up to 54 hours per week, leaving people with no electric alternative to no cooking gas.   Firewood is being looted from the forests.   Not a sustainable thing to be said in all of this.

I still love Nepal with all of my heart and the people are stoic in the face of the sometimes violent protests.   I wish them the best.

And I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart that you have helped to give struggling sign painters some legitimate, well paid work in these troubling times.  I am the only one that these artists are still hand painting for.

Jai Nepal! (long live Nepal!)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.   You can order in spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to NepalDog.com.   There are over 72 breeds of dogs and counting...  And lovely Cats, birds and other animals, too.

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!


Live from Kathmandu: Which Would You Choose Part 3

Folk art shaggy white dogs hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gandalf and Luna and their final 3

Bianca and Maggie and their final 3 by Indra, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

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Jou Jou, the charming mix of Boston Terrier and Bouvier, and her first 3 finals by Nara, Megh Raj and Indra (clockwise from top left).

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Jou Jou in her second set of portraits really looks comfy on her new red blanket.  By Megh Raj, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

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Razz the Austrailian Shepherd in his two different poses.   The running shots are by Nara and Jit Gurung *left to right) and Razz in the mountains is by Sagar.

 

 

Folk art beware of Chihuahuas hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gandalf and Luna in their 3 finals

This nice pair of Chihuahuas certainly look wonderful in their final 3 by Jit Gurung, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

 

Folk art Yellow Labrador hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bula and her final 3 portraits

 Bula the pretty Lab with her favorite toy.   Her final 3 are by Shahi, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art Cavapoo hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Zelda the Cavapoo and her final 3

Zelda the Cavapoo is Queen of her household.  Here are her royal portraits by Dilip, Indra and Punam (clockwise from top left).

Which one would you choose?  There are some hard choices ahead for these delightful dogs' owners.

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.   You can order spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to NepalDog.com.   There are over 72 breeds and counting...

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!


Live from Kathmandu: Which Would You Choose?

The final three of 2015's last order are coming in...

Folk art Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ella the Enchanted Dog and her 3 finals

 

Ella the Enchanted Dog is hand painted on metal by Shahi, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left).  Ella looks good in the flowers.

Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Zelda the Tibetan Terrier's final 3

 

 Zelda the Tibetan Terrier and her final three portraits by Nara, Jit Gurung and Sufraj Khadka (clockwise from top left).

 

Folk art portrait of a Labrador Retriever hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Wally the Labrador and his final 3

Wally the White Labrador's three finals are hand painted on metal by Nara, Dilip and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

Folk art Labrador Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mayhem the Golden Labrador and his finals

 Mayhem is a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever.   His final three are by Sagar, Nara and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

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Layla's final three...

The beautiful Layla's final three portraits are by Nara, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).   Such a strong face she has...

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Here are three portraits of my hens, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner, back to life in their portraits by Punam, Jit Gurung and Dilip (clockwise from top left).   I loved these girls with all my heart. 

 

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Trixie the little black Poodle in her three finals by Dilip, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).   Somebody has hard choices ahead...

Tibetan Lhasa Apso in Kathmandu Nepal
Tofu the Tibetan Lhasa Apso in Kathmandu

For all of your Lhasa Apso fans out there, this is Tofu on her magic carpet.  

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I am in Nepal right now but am no longer accepting orders.   If you'd like you pet immortalized on metal by a sign painter in Nepal, I return in spring, 2016.   Please send me a photo!

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!