Danger Dog Blog

Folk Art from the Himalayas.

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar

Sagar Bitsa's studio is always fun to see. Sagar Bitsa's studio in Kathmandu I love coming across his artfully displayed Danger Dogs! Shuff the Black Pug by Sagar Bitsa Shuff the Black Pug was painted against the backdrop of the...
Author: michelle page
Posted: June 12, 2016, 4:35 am

Live from Kathmandu: Schechen Monastery gets a new mural

I came across a group of young artists working on a mural for the Schechen Monastery here in Boudha. Mural in progress at the Schechen Monastery A female artist works on Schechen's mural It is nice to see a female...
Author: michelle page
Posted: June 9, 2016, 3:07 pm

Live from Kathmandu: Around Boudha

Boudha is where I hang my hat while in Kathmandu... Butter lamp sellers in Boudha From our new favorite tea stall, we can watch the butter lamp sellers. That huge building in the background is a new boutique hotel going...
Author: michelle page
Posted: June 7, 2016, 3:07 pm

Folk Art From the Himalayas

BE AWARE OF DOG signs from Nepal are one-of-a-kind, hand painted Fair Trade portraits of dogs commissioned by their owners and rendered in startling detail on metal. "Danger Dog" and other charming variations on the "Beware of Dog" theme are written in Nepalese and/or English, according to your specifications, and turned into a uniquely personalized work of art. These artists’ work is quickly being replaced by digital technology, even in Nepal.

Siggy the Boxer by SabalaYour pet's portrait can be rendered in the naïve, almost primitive style that results in a "doggie mug shot," or it can have a playful smile, a wary and growling demeanor, or a dangerous gleam in its eye.

In America as in faraway Nepal, these signs can be as effective as any alarm system, and are practical for indoor or outdoors.

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!

Be ahead of the pack.   I am leaving for Kathmandu to order custom portraits of your pet in March, 2016.  I will be returning in early to mid June.   I will accept orders through mid-May, 2016 for this trip.   The artists need help more than ever since the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

The Danger Dogs make wonderful presents, as you can imagine.   Order your Nepal Art Dog (or Cat, bird or horse) today.

To see how to order and pricing, please click here for How to Order or above on the How to Order tab.

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