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Loud Parrots and Enlightened Peacocks

Cockatoos are loud and Randy is no exception.  

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This painting, by Sanjib Rana, is in the personal collection of Randy's owner.

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This lovely peacock by Sufraj is still available.  

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When I came in and saw this one being painted, I immediately ordered a second one!   By Hari T.  Available.

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Love birds by Hari Prasad.  Available.

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This proud peacock is by Sabala of Surya Studios.   Available at this time.

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Also by Sabala, the Barred Rock Chicken above just keeps getting plumper.   I can never keep chickens in stock.   They are surprisingly popular.  However this one is still available.
 

Contact me at ampage1@gmail.com to buy one of these Danger Dogs or to commission a piece.

The perfect gift for that special pet lover who collects art - a Danger Dog!   This is the perfect time to commission a painting as I am leaving soon for my beloved Nepal.

I'd like to send a big thanks to www.blogsurfer.us for their support of the Danger Dog Project.


Why I love Nepal - Pokhara

Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal.   It is a resort town built around Lake Fewa, and is surrounded by magnificent mountain views of the Annapurna Range.   It is also a tourist town, but off the main road...

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This is the Pokhara we love.   Walk the back roads off the beaten tracks and see the greenery - the lazy meander of the roads lined with mossy stone fences and moms and schoolkids walking under the hot noontime sun.

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The view from Mike's Breakfast.   In the morning we sit here enjoying a world class breakfast (with tasty bottomless coffee) and watch the action.

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Looking over to the Peace Pagoda on the top of the hill across the valley.

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From the rooftop outside our penthouse suite ($6 a night) we admire Machhupuchare (aka Fishtail Mountain) and watch the many birds flying by.

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And we enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets.

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Enjoy the tourist services in excellent restaurants.   They have everything from Korean to Italian here.  French food, Middle Eastern food, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, German, Japanese... you name it.  

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Leika sleeps on her porch.

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Rent a bike, pet a friendly dog.

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Watch some cute kids play on a tractor.

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Fishtail Mountain is always a joy to catch sight of.   It has a dramatic shape.

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These ladies are going home from shopping.

Pokhara does have it's touts and tourist baiting -- i.e. 'shopping, Madame?'  'Just look at my store.' etc. but we have found that just walking off the two main tourist streets cuts that to almost nothing.   It is a charming town with water buffaloes roaming the streets, polite school children, temperate weather, a gorgeous lake, mountain views, any kind of food you can imagine.    It is also home to many great signboard artists.   Shree, Shahi, Santosh, Jit Gurung, and many more are all located in Pokhara.   There is not much of an art scene here, but I am trying to locate a venue to have an art exhibit featuring these signboard artists.  

More tomorrow.   Any questions, please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com


Enlightened Chickens!

I was lucky enough to have been given the two most wonderful photos of my hens a day before I left by my good friend Peter Weibel.    Here are the results:

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This is Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly (aka Ginger) and Vivien Leigh by Sabala.   I have sold this one and it almost broke my heart.   For some reason I can never keep chickens in stock!   I know there must be a soup joke there somewhere.  

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From the same photo, the girls by Hari P.   This is the painting that my husband has chosen for himself this trip.    Ava Gardner and Vivien Leigh are Silver-Laced Wyandottes.   Ginger is a Buff Orpington.

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Sirius Black, the Barred Rock, by Sabala.  

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'Ginger the Glowing Hen' by Shree.  It is hard to see, but the paint brush under the signature has 'artist brush' written in tiny letters.

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Ginger in close up by Sabala.   This is also from a photo by Peter.

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Ginger.   Again by Sabala from Peter's photo.

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Hari T painted this portrait of Sirius Black, the Barred Rock.  

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This last photo is of a hen in Mustang in Nepal.   I have noticed that there is a good mix of chickens in the Kali Gandaki River Valley.   I've seen Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, White chickens, Black Astrolabs, and various other breeds.   The chickens are free to run around and scratch.   They mingle freely with dogs, cats, cattle, goats, yaks and zoe.  23520004 

The courtyard above is at the National Hotel in Upper Ghasa.  

I am going back to Nepal in mid-October for the 6th Danger Dog trip.   Send me a file of your pet and I will give them to at least 3 Nepali artists, giving them much-needed work and you an inimitable portrait of your pet.   You pay only after you decide which painting you'd like.

They are synthetic enamel on metal, about a foot square.   Sometimes the metal is on recycled signboards.  

Thank you again.   Any questions, please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com.   Or just look through my website at NepalDog.com.

Cheers,   Michelle