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Danger Dogs of Devon part 1

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar

Sagar Bitsa's studio is always fun to see.

Folk art beware of dog signs hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sagar Bitsa's studio in Kathmandu

I love coming across his artfully displayed Danger Dogs!

Folk art portrait of a Black Pug hand painted on metal in Nepal
Shuff the Black Pug by Sagar Bitsa

Shuff the Black Pug was painted against the backdrop of the mountain Ama Dablam, a favorite of Sagar's.

Folk art Beware of black Standard Poodle sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rasta the Black Standard Poodle by Sagar Bitsa

Rasta the Black Standard Poodle with his signature scarf...

Folk art Beware of Boxer sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Homer the Boxer mix by Sagar Bitsa

Handsome Homer the Boxer mix is happy in clover.

Folk art portrait of a Borzoi hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lola the Borzoi by Sagar Bitsa

Lola the Borzoi enjoys her ice cream in her portrait by Sagar Bitsa.

Folk art portrait of a Cockapoo and a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mikey the Cockapoo and Ruby the Labbradoodle by Sagar bitsa

Mikey the Cockapoo and Ruby the Labradoodle make a good pair.

Folk art portrait of a Black Dog and an Aussie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ralphie the Black Dog and Utah the Aussie by Sagar Bitsa

Ralphie and Utah are lucky dogs hand painted by Sagar.

folk art portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Winnie the Jack Russell mix by Sagar Bitsa

Winnie the Jack Russell mix and her final portrait by Sagar.   Another hard choice!

Folk art portrait of a Greyhound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dolce the Greyhound by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar added some legs and a bikini bottom to his portrait of Dolce.   He sometimes does this randomly.   If you would like to see more of his 'Racy Ladies' I have covered the subject in a former Danger Dog Blog.  Sagar has a wicked sense of humor.

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Want to immortalize your pet?   It is too late for this trip.   

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail you your 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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