Nepal's Day of the Dog 2019

Live from Kathmandu!

2 dogs enjoying Nepal's Day of the Dog Kukur Tihar

Nepal has a delightful tradition of honoring dogs during the celebration of Kukur Tihar.   The second day of Tihar is devoted to giving dogs their due by treating them with delicious foods and adorning them with marigold garlands and a bright red tika blesses their forehead.

These 2 lucky dogs are at a Kathmandu Municipal Street Dog Help Center, where they are recovering from a recent spay/neuter and miscellaneous other treatment from de-worming to rabies shots.  They have just finished their Kukur Tihar ceremony and are happy to pose with one of the caretakers at the facility.

Kukur Tihar Nepal's Day of the Dog

This cute dog was offered a pizza crust (too much cheese for me) and like many Nepali dogs, he turned up his nose!   Most dogs here do not like cheese!  But he refused politely and licked my hand instead.

Nepali dog with marigold malls around his neck on Nepal's Day of the Dog, Kukur Tihar

Someone really loves this dog!   Many, many marigold garlands festoon this lucky dog's neck.   Here garlands are known as 'malla'.

Nepali girls with their dogs on the Day of the Dog, Kukur Tihar

These young girls and their dogs seem to be relaxed and happy to celebrate Kukur Tihar.

Nepal's Day of the Dog, Kukur Tihar

This dog seems to have had a smudge in addition to his red tika.   The tikas are meant to be blessings, much like when you see a red bindi (dot) on a Hindu's forehead.   He look good near that pink wall.

Nepali dog in window, Nepal's Day of the Dog, Kukur Tihar

This guy did not like my cowboy hat!

Nepal's Day of the Dog Kukur Puja

The tika and marigold garlands suit this handsome dog.

 

Sleeping dog on Nepal's Day of the Dog Kukur Tihar

This guy is tuckered out and enjoying his sleep in the sun.   Even street dogs get the Kukur Tihar treatment.   (Kukur is Nepali for dog.)

Day of the Dog in Nepal

This dog really did not like my hat!

 

 

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet.   I am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December in plenty of time to deliver for holiday gifts.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Live from Kathmandu: Dilip, Khardar and Jit's Finals

There are more finals to come, this post is a mix of three different artists and their work.

Folk art portrait of a French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Freyja the French Bulldog by Dilip

 

Freyja, a French Bulldog, in her first portrait, by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art portrait of a Sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Guard Sheep Willa by Dilip Niroj

 

Willa is the first ever sheep to be included in the Danger Dog art project.   Here is her first portrait, hand painted on metal by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Will the Sheep by Jit Gurung

Willa the Guard Sheep by the Pokhara artist Jit Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by Khardar Gurung

Khardar Gurung painted this portrait of the Canaan Dog, Dalev.   The lettering is in Tibetan.

Folk art portrait of a Sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Willa by Khardar Gurung

Another portrait of Willa the Guard Sheep, this time by Khardar Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by jit Gurung

 

Jit Gurung, of Pokhara, hand painted this portrait of Dalev, a Canaan Dog.

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet.   I will return to Nepal in fall, 2019.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj Thapa's new works are ready!   It is always a pleasure to see his latest!

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Dalev the Canaan Dog by Megh Raj Thapa

Dalev the Canaan Dog is a classic Danger Dog in his portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a small white dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Miller by Megh Raj Thapa

Miller is soft and cute in Megh Raj's portrait.
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Baby Olive, the Labrador, looks good in red.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cocker Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lucky the Black Cocker Spaniel by Megh Raj

 Lucky the Cocker Spaniel in a rather naive portrait by Megh Raj.

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet.   I will return to Nepal in fall, 2019.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip Niroj

Dilip has been hard at work painting his folk art portraits.   

Folk art Border Collie and a Terrier Lhasa Apso mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jitters (Border Collie) and Mia (Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix) by Dilip Niroj

Jitters and Mia play in the grass like the enlightened dogs they are.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by Dilip

Dalev the Canaan Dog positively glows in his portrait by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Black Labrador Puppy hand painted on metal in Nepal
Baby Olive the Black Labrador by Dilip Niroj

Olive the Black Labrador puppy looks sweet by her dog bowl.

Folk art portrait of a French Bulldog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Clement the French Bulldog by Dilip

Clement in a mischievous mood as hand painted by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dexter the Beagle by Dilip

Dexter the Beagle has a nice direct gaze.

Folk art Dog portraits in an artist's studio in Kathmandu
Dilip's studio

 

Folk art in Kathmandu
Dilip's studio

Dilip has recently started offering 3-d images, photos of the Kumari and frames at his studio.   He is always updating his studio.

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Please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother'sDay, Father's Day, and Graduation gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Live from Kathmandu: New Finals from Sanjib Rana

Sanjib's artwork just keeps improving.

Here are 6 of his latest works:

Folk art portrait of a shaggy dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Miller by Sanjib Rana

Miller is a handsome dog and Sanjib did a great job capturing his sweet demeanor.   

Folk art portrait of a Cocker Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lucky the Cocker Spaniel by Sanjib Rana

Lucky's Cocker Spaniel ears are festooned with flowers.   Sanjib also captured Lucky's elegant surroundings.

Folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dexter the Beagle by Sanjib Rana

Dexter the Beagle stands out in Sanjib's bold portrait.

Folk art portrait of a French Bulldog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Clement the French Bulldog by Sanjib Rana

Clement the French Bulldog by Sanjib Rana captures his intense gaze.   It is almost Cubist.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by Sanjib Rana

Dalev's intensity is evident in this portrait of a Canaan Dog by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie and a Terrier / Lhasa Apso mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jitters (Border Collie) and Mia (Terrier/Lhasa Apso) by Sanjib Rana

 

Jitters and Mia are having a romp in this fun portrait by Sanjib Rana.

Please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

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

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother'sDay, Father's Day, and Graduation gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.