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I'm happily married and lucky enough to know it.
Interests: travel, dogs, games, art, animals, old cars, language, cooking, movies, reading, photography, shoes, chickens, clothing, my husband. not in that order.
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This latest trip found an unusual order. A friend with a lovely child asked to have 3 artists paint her young daughter at 3 different ages. Megh Raj Thapa's portrait This photo was taken when the baby girl was 5... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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It is always fun to see a Danger Dog go from line drawing to a completed portrait. Matilda in an early line drawing by Sagar Matilda is well on her way. Matilda the Chihuahua Some coloring and detail is added... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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I came across this beautiful native Beware of Dog sign yesterday and it reminded me of the complicated relationship that people have with dogs here in Boudha. Traditional Beware of Dog sign This sign I came across not far from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj finished with a bang yesterday... Sweet Bella by Megh Raj Sweet Bella's final portrait by Megh Raj is a stunner. It is the perfect shade of green to highlight her tawny coat and bright bouquet. Norman the Mastiff... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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It is sad to say goodbye to these guys. It is so much fun to go to their studio and see the new works and works in progress. Dixie the Tibetan Terrier by Paras The charming Dixie by Paras' Nepali... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sneaky's finals Sneaky by Sagar, Sanjib and Dilip (clockwise from top left). Sneaky came with instructions to lose the car seat and open his eyes! This should be a fun choice. Maggie the Terrier Maggie is hand painted on metal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj Thapa works by painting the figures first and then adding the outlines. Valentino and Muse as a work in progress Megh Raj is off to a fine start on these lovely Cats. Sweet Bella as a work in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Birju was again hired to paint the lettering on Sanjib Rana's signs. Sweet Bella by Sanjib Birju did not understand that the lettering should be in both English and Nepali on this one. But at least one now knows the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Getting down to the wire. I realize I am going to miss visiting my artists most when I return home soon. Sign Painter shop in Kathmandu Who wouldn't be pleased to walk into a scene like this, with great (and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Slowly but surely the final artworks are filtering in. Ashmont by Megh Raj The beautiful Ashmont hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa. Megh Raj tends to make the animals look younger, but this is not a flaw. Barry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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At one point in the Danger Dog Career, Birju was known by the other artists as the master letterer. Birju holds up Higgins the Labradoodle But at one point, Birju converted to a form of Christianity that believed that the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Matilda the Chihuahua by Sagar Matilda the Chihuahua by Sagar and her big pink Danger Dog lettering is hand painted on metal by Sagar. Meadow is for World Peace Meadow in her final by Sagar Bitsa. Maggie the Terrier by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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I was lucky to have picked up many beautiful paintings from Sagar yesterday. You are in for a treat. A welcome sight as I come in the shop After a long dry spell, the works are starting to flow from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj has a couple of new works in progress today... Dixie the Tibetan Terrier by Megh Raj Dixie looks adorable and friendly in Megh Raj's work in progress. Waiting for Bella by Megh Raj This is a poignant photo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip has outdone himself. Though there is still that small problem with spelling... Evie the Staffie by Dilip Evie is a beautiful Staffordshire Terrier with a big smile. There is still time to correct the spelling on 'Kharma' if needed.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Brodie is almost there The handsome Brodie is ready for his lettering. Sagar had promised that 7 portraits would be finished on Friday, but the lettering was not done. Sagar shows Paras where to place letters Sagar gives detailed advice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sanjib's new works are stunning, as usual. Ashmont's final (sans lettering) by Sanjib Elegant Ashmont shines in Sanjib's almost finished portrait. Still awaiting lettering, as are all in this post. Sweet Bella the Mastiff Sweet Bella looks great as she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj had begun 4 new works... Ashmont the Grey Cat as a work in progress Ashmont is beautiful in his first work in progress by Megh Raj Thapa. Goose the Blue Heeler by Megh Raj Goose will make a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip has been busy lately and I am glad to see it. Dilip at the computer This is the first time that I have seen Dilip at the computer. Usually his wife runs it. But this is a typical artist's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dixie the Tibetan Terrier as a work in progress by Paras I happily came across Dixie being painted by Paras yesterday. I think he is doing a great job. Maggie the Terrier by Paras Maggie the Terrier by Paras turned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sanjib has been hard at work. Higgins the Labradoodle by Sanjib This is the first portrait I have seen of the lovely Higgins and Higgins is now at Birju's awaiting lettering. Valentino and Muse by Sanjib Rana Valentino (a Korat... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sagar has gotten busy and there is a lot to see. Brodie by Sagar His latest profile portrait of Brodie is going to be a good one. Sneaky by Sagar Sneaky is coming out of his (egg) shell here and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Deek the Tabby Cat by Sagar This one is far from complete, but shows great promise. I really like the way that Deek seems to fade into dust on the right side of the painting. Chimay by Sagar Chimay is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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There is an old Rana Palace turned into a lovely restaurant named 1905 (for the year it was built). The Ranas were the former rulers of Nepal. The weekly Saturday Farmer's Market Every Saturday morning for the last few years,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sagar's studio When I arrived at Sagar's Studio yesterday, I thought perhaps he had finished a few. He did add some borders, though. They look great out there in the sun. Goose the Blue Heeler as a work in progress... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog