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Live from Kathmandu: More works in progress from Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj has been working on many cats and dogs.  

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj

Minnow is a pretty Tabby Cat and Megh Raj is working his photographic magic on her.

Ancho Toy Poodle
Ancho, a Toy Poodle in an early work in progress by Megh Raj Thapa

This work in progress of Ancho, the Toy Poodle, is farther along.  Ancho is very dapper in that hat.  And that tongue...

Paco, Lab mix, by Megh Raj Thapa
Paco by Megh Raj Thapa

Paco is almost finished.  He is waiting a bright and colorful background and his lettering.

Anya the Dalmatian by Megh Raj Thapa
Anya the Dalmatian by Megh Raj Thapa

Anya, a lovely Dalmatian pup, was bathed in a pink light in her photo.  I have told Megh Raj that she is perfectly black and white and she will be in her final portrait.  Despite the color problem, I can see that Anya (and Megh Raj) is headed in the right direction.

Yorkshire Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa
Sam the Yorkie by Megh Raj

Sam is very well captured by Megh Raj in this early work in progress.  A cute dog and it will be a cute portrait.

Shaggy Dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Buni the Pastry Shaggy Dog by Megh Raj Thapa

Buni has a wide grin as he contemplates eating the cookies he will be baking.  The lettering for this painting will read:  Buni the Pastry Chef:  Enjoy Hair in your cookie?

Nepali Artist Studio
Megh Raj's new studio

 

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Lallo the Lagotto Romagnolo by Megh Raj as a work in progress

Lallo is a truffle hunting dog (Lagotto Romagnolo) that lives in Tuscany, Italy.  He loves his ball and is a smart and handsome dog.  He captured the heart of a cat-loving friend of mine.

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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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


Live from Kathmandu: New Finals from Sagar Bitsa

Sagar Bitsa is an accomplished artist, a teacher of young artists and he is very good at portraiture.  His skin tones are lovely.  I apologize for the glare on the photos, but I will let the art speak for itself.

Bess and Hamilton the cat by Sagar
Bess and Hamilton the cat by Sagar
Bess and Hamilton, her beloved cat, glow in this portrait by Sagar.
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Ranger, a beautiful Pit Bull Mix hand painted on metal by Sagar

 Sagar means Ocean in the Nepali language and he added an ocean as a backdrop to the lovely Ranger.  She looks very happy at the beach.

Jacs the Jack Russell by Sagar Bitsa
Jacs the Jack Russell Terrier by Sagar

 Jacs will not be upset with his name being misspelled, I hope.

Sojho the Nepali Dog  by Sagar Bitsa
Sojho Rescued Nepali Mountain Dog

 Sagar has returned Sojho to his home in the Himalayas.

Beignet the Ranch Dog by Sagar Bitsa
Beignet the Ranch Dog by Sagar

 Beignet is pretty in her blue background.

Ancho Toy Poodle
Ancho Toy Poodle by Sagar

 The surrealist Sagar comes out in his portrait of Ancho, the Toy Poodle.

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Sagar
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Sagar

 Minnow is enjoying time outside.

Pumpkin the Pomeranian by Sagar
Pumpkin the Pomeranian by Sagar

 Pumpkin's dramatic hair is emphasized.  She is against a black background, please excuse the glare.

Chairman Meow by Sagar
Chairman Meow by Sagar

Sagar adds a lovely red curtain to the Chairman's lovely portrait.

Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sagar
Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sagar

 Lusso is so handsome. 

Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sagar
Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sagar

 Opie is encircled in an orange glow.

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Leo the Dalmatian Dog by Sagar

 The ever handsome Leo.

Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sagar
Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sagar

 Buni the odalisque enjoys the couch.

Sam the Yorkie by Sagar
Sam the Yorkie by Sagar

 Sam is adorable.

Buni the Pastry Chef Shaggy Dog by Sagar
Buni the Pastry Chef Shaggy Dog by Sagar

 Buni is cooking up something!

 

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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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Sagar Bitsa

 Sagar surprised me this evening!  He sent works in progress showing actual progress!  Sagar paints his backgrounds first and then the dog or cat. He sent this last week, and I had a hard time figuring out which dog or cat was which.  But we all agree that he has a nice view from his rooftop.

Sagar's works in progress on his Rooftop
Sagar's works in progress on his Rooftop
It is always interesting to see how a painting progresses and it was good of Sagar to send two versions.
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Leo the Dalmatian Dog as a Work in Progress by Sagar

 Leo, a very handsome Dalmatian pup, is well on his way in this diptych.  I think it is close to being finished, but still needs lettering, as do all others in this post.

Anya the Dalmatian by SagarWIP
Anya the Dalmatian by Sagar as a work in progress

Another beautiful Dalmatian, Anya's lovely profile is front and off-center. 

Bess and Hamilton the cat by Sagar
Bess and Hamilton the Ginger Cat by Sagar as a work in progress

 Over the years, when asked to do a portrait of a human alongside their pets, Sagar is my go to artist.  He enjoys the challenge and has not let me down.  Here we have Bess and her beloved Ginger Cat Hamilton.

Beignet the Ranch Dog by Sagar as a work in progress
Beignet the Ranch Dog by Sagar as a work in progress

Beignet is a very lucky dog who has the run of a ranch.  I can't wait to see this one in its final incarnation. 

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Ancho Toy Poodle by Sagar as a work in progress

 The adorable Ancho.  To me, this reminiscent of Magritte's Bowler Hat paintings. I love the way that Ancho is floating.  Perhaps a green apple overhead?

Jacs the Jack Russell Terrier by Sagar as a work in progress
Jacs the Jack Russell Terrier by Sagar as a work in progress

 Jacs is a later addition and therefore an earlier work in progress.  This Jack Russell has plenty of personality is his photo.

Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sagar as a work in progressby Dilip
Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sagar as a work in progress

 Lusso the Italian Greyhound is so elegant and someone is going to have a hard time deciding on this one.

Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sagar as a work in progress
Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sagar as a work in progress

Opie's portrait is going to be dramatic in his golden circle.  Can't wait!

Pumpkin the Pomeranian by Sagar as a work in progress
Pumpkin the Pomeranian by Sagar as a work in progress

Pretty Pumpkin the Pomeranian is well on her way.

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Sagar as a work in progress
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Sagar as a work in progress

Minnow moves from an interior to an exterior in Sagar's work in progress.  I think Minnow would be happy here. 

Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sagar as a work in progress
Buni the Pastry Shaggy Dog by Sagar as a work in progress

I love seeing the progress in Buni's shaggy coat.  Another very hard choice ahead.

Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sagar as a work in progress
Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sagar as a work in progress

 Still early, but showing promise.

Sam the Yorkie by Sagar as a work in progress
Sam the Yorkie by Sagar as a work in progress

Sam, a sweet Yorkie pup, glows in his circle of fire.  

Sojho the Nepali Dog  by Sagar as a work in progress
Sojho the Nepali Dog by Sagar as a work in progress

Sojho, a Nepali dog that charmed his Dog-ma, returns to his roots in the Himalayas.  The red spot on his forehead is a tikka, given as a blessing.

Ranger A Pit Bull Mix by Sagar as a work in progress
Ranger A Pit Bull Mix by Sagar as a work in progress

Ranger is a beautiful Pit Bull that has recently passed.  Obviously she was a beautiful dog that was well loved.  And she was also photogenic with that big smile.

Sagar means 'Ocean' in Nepali and he has placed Ranger in front of his namesake.  I do not think he has ever seen the ocean as Nepal is landlocked.

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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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return to the US in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


Live from Kathmandu: Final Works from Dilip

Danger Dogs drying in the dusty streets of Kathmandu
Danger Dogs drying on the dusty and crowded streets of Kathmandu

Dilip was running late on his lettering when I arrived to pick up.  He and his family are going to their home village tomorrow in order to vote in the Nepali elections.   So he was in a rush.

Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Dilip Niroj
Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Dilip Niroj

Opie, the Catahoula Pit Bull mix in his final incarnation.

Dilip puts the final lettering on Xolo
Dilip puts the final lettering on Xolo while Chairman Meow looks on

It was fun watching Dilip decide on the colors and placement of Orfeo's lettering.

Sojho the Nepali Dog  by Dilip
Sojho the Nepali Dog by Dilip

Sojho's tikka was done with five different colors on Dilip's paint palette.

Tabby Cat folk art
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Dilip

Minnow the Tabby Cat gets her final touches.

One-eyed Tuxedo Cat art
Pancake the one-eyed Tuxedo Cat by Dilip

Pancake, Tuxedo Cat, rests on her pretty carpet.   Pancake will have no lettering.

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Dilip
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Dilip

Minnow has such a wonderful direct gaze.  Dilip captured her well.

Ranger A Pit Bull Mix and Chairman Meow
Ranger A Pit Bull Mix and Chairman Meow

Ranger and Chairman Meow glow in front of Dilip's palette.

Orfeo the Xolo by Dilip
Orfeo the Xolo by Dilip gets his final lettering

Orfeo the Xolo, looks like a fawn but is a Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee”) dog, a 3000 year old hairless breed from Mexico.  Dilip, a huge dog lover, was fascinated.

Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Dilip
Lusso the Italian Greyhound is so elegant

Lusso by Dilip is just wonderful.

Pit Bull mix and Nepali Dog
Ranger, a Pit Bull mix and Sojho, a Nepali Dog

Ranger and Sojho are hanging out to dry in the streets of Kathmandu.

Larry the Tabby Cat by Dilip
Larry the Tabby Cat by Dilip

Larry, beloved Tabby Cat in his first final by Dilip.   

Dog art drying in the sun on the streets of Kathmandu
Dog art drying in the sun on the streets of Kathmandu

Drying in the sun, as the world hurries by.

Triple Damatians by Dilip Niroj
Triple Dalmatians by Dilip

Leo, Katia and Anya are a lucky trio of Dalmatians that live the good life in Southern California.

Dog art drying in the sun on the streets of Kathmandu
Sophie, Oliver and Leo share the sun.

Sophie and Oliver, a pair of Black Doodles and Leo the Dalmatian are catching rays as their lettering dries. 

Dilip puts the final lettering on  Leo
Dilip puts the final lettering on Leo

Leo the Dalmatian gets his final touches. 

Now Dilip and his family can go off and vote and the paintings will be fully dry for pick up in a week.  I looked it up, his home village is a full 8-hour drive in normal times.  And traffic is worse as everyone is headed home for the elections.   I like that he is doing his civic duty!

More soon from 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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return to the US in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Dilip

It is always fun to pick up from Dilip Niroj.  The paintings line the steps leading up to his shop.

Dilip Niroj's Studio in Kathmandu
Dilip Niroj's Studio in Kathmandu

The bright signs compete with the hodgepodge of advertisements on Dilip's stoop.

Mabel by Dilip
Mabel by Dilip

 Mabel is still awaiting her final lettering, but she is looking very good in Dilip's portrait.

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Dilip
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Dilip

 Minnow, a lovely Tabby Cat, still needs her lettering as well. She looks like a magnificent tiger.

Ancho Toy Poodle
Ancho the Toy Poodle by Dilip

 Ancho, the Toy Poodle has a big hat to fill.  Her name is misspelled Ancno, and we can still fix that, if needed.   The Nepali lettering to the right says Ancho.

Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Dilip
Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Dilip

 Lusso, a very elegant Italian Greyhound, is luminous in this portrait.   He will make a fine Danger Dog.

Sojho the Nepali Dog  by Dilip
Sojho the Nepali Dog by Dilip

 Sojho, a Nepali dog, is still awaiting his tikka - a red blessing on the forehead.

Orfeo the Xolo by Dilip
Orfeo the Xolo by Dilip

Orfeo, a Mexican Hairless Xolo Dog, as a work in progress by Dilip. 

Leo the Dalmatian Dog by Dilip
Leo the Dalmatian Dog by Dilip

 The dashing Leo, a Dalmatian, had a big smile for the camera.  This is still a work in progress.

Q the Shepherd Dog by Dilip
Q the Shepherd Dog by Dilip

 Q, a Beloved Shepherd Dog, and his final portrait by Dilip.

Ranger A Pit Bull Mix by Dilip
Ranger A Pit Bull Mix by Dilip

 Ranger, a Pit Bull mix, really stands out against the red and yellow background. She is a stunner.

An early work in progress of Opie by Dilip
An early work in progress of Opie by Dilip

A very early work in progress of Opie, a Catahoula and Pit Bull mix. This should be a good one.

An early work in progress of Chairman Meow by Dilip
An early work in progress of Chairman Meow by Dilip

Again, Chairman Meow in a very early work in progress.  You can see my reflection in photo, but Dilip is doing a fine job with this grey and white beauty. 

More coming very soon!  

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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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


Live from Kathmandu: New works in progress from Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana is a very talented artist whose work keeps getting better and more interesting every year.  

Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sanjib Rana
Opie the Catahoula Pit Bull mix by Sanjib Rana

Opie, a Catahoula Leopard/ Pit Bull mix with striking blue eyes and lovely markings, is wrapped in a magenta blanket.  Sanjib did a great job in capturing his exotic beauty.   Lettering still to come in all of these portraits by Sanjib.

Orfeo the Xolo by Sanjib Rana
Orfeo the Xolo by Sanjib Rana

Orfeo is a Xoloitzcuitli dog, (pronounced “show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee”) is a 3000 year old breed from Mexico, considered by the Aztecs (and modern owners) to be alert, loyal and a vigilant watchdog.  Sanjib's first reaction to seeing this photo was that Orfeo looked like a deer.  All 3 of the artists that received this photo were fascinated by his unusual beauty.

Anya the Dalmatian by Sanjib Rana
Anya the Dalmatian by Sanjib Rana

This is the first work in progress that I have seen of this pretty pup.  Anya, a spectacular Dalmatian Dog rules the pool in Sanjib's portrait.  Again, still awaiting lettering.

Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sanjib Rana
Lusso the Italian Greyhound by Sanjib Rana

Lusso is a luminous and elegant Italian Greyhound.  This first portrait by Sanjib is still awaiting lettering.  The photo that Sanjib had to work made his job easier and Sanjib did a great job.  Traditional Beware of Dog art in Nepal often featured a circle motif and this works for me.

Q Work In Progress by Sanjib Rana
Q Work In Progress by Sanjib Rana

This is the second work in progress that I have seen of Q, a well-loved dog recently departed.  This is a good tribute to a handsome dog.

Leo the Dalmatian Dog by Sanjib Rana
Leo the Dalmatian Dog by Sanjib Rana

Leo the Dalmatian is simply awaiting the addition of his name to his portrait.  Leo looks wonderful with his bright red backdrop added by Sanjib.

Triple Damatians by Sanjib Rana
Triple Dalmatians by Sanjib Rana

This trio of lucky Dalmatians are hot on the trail in this portrait by Sanjib Rana.   Leo, Katia and Anya will have their names added to this painting.

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Buni the Shaggy Dog by Sanjib Rana

Buni, an Enlightened Dog, relaxes in elegant settings in this portrait by Sanjib.

The artists are sending these photos digitally via Facebook who compresses the images.  Therefore they are small, but I promise to send high resolution images when I see the artworks in person.   If anyone would like to not have lettering added to Sanjib's work, that can be arranged for one more day or two.   Let me know asap.

 

 

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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 am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December, 2022, 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

1.  Send me a photo of your pet to ampage1@gmail.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.