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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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I first met Bishnu KC in 2007, in Darbang, on the very 2nd Nepal Art Dog trip (I have now finished #16!). Yoko the French Bulldog as a work in progress Above is Bishnu KC in June, 2007. He was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Danger Dog Blog
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The anatomy of a Danger Cat... This post follows Kali the Siamese Cat's progress in her portrait by Sagar Bitsa. Kali the Siamese in an early lined drawing by Sagar Sagar's early line drawing shows promise. Kali the Siamese by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Guinness the Setter Guiness above is a very early work in progress by the sign painter Sagar Bitsa. This post is part of an occasional series called 'Anatomy of a Danger Dog' that chronicles these portraits from their early incarnations... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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There are some new beauties available at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire, right across from LACMA. Danger Dogs at the Craft and Folk Art Museum Yuki the Shiba Inu by Santosh Shrestha is featured alongside Gabby the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Charley's final three Charley's three finals are by Sanjib Rana, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left). Megh Raj first wrote Gen Dog, then Jen Dog, then finally he got to Zen Dog. I hope he is... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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This has been a fabulous Nepal Art Dog trip, as I am sure you will agree. Fudge, Moose and Millie's final three These three dogs look like triple fun. Fudge, Moose and Millie are hand painted on metal by Sanjib... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Kali the Siamese Cat Kali is sleek and beautiful in her three portraits by Sagar Bitsa, Dilip Niroj and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left). My, My, My Delilah! Delilah is pretty as a picture in her final three portraits... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Suzy and Sasha in their final by Sagar Sagar has been hard at work finishing his art, and most of these portraits are still wet behind the ears, so to speak. Suzy and Sasha are an adorable pair who were... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Fudge, Moose & Mollie by Sanjib Rana Sanjib Rana's portrait of Fudge, Moose and Mollie is still awaiting the lettering, but he captures a nice sense of mischief in this triple painting. Suzy and Sasha by Sanjib Rana Suzy and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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The inspiration behind Nepal Art Dogs In the 80's in Nepal, beautiful Beware of Dog signs abounded, all done by hand by the local sign painters. Above is a great example of a German Shepherd. There is some chipping of... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Mandy the Jindo by Paras Sagar's assistant, Paras, who usually does the lettering for Sagar's artwork, hand painted this portrait of the lovely Jindo, Mandy. He will be painting more for me in the future! Siggy the Boxer hand painted... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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As this trip winds down, there are many new portraits coming in! Guinness the Setter by Nara Guinness is a handsome Setter and his hand painted portrait by Nara is simply awaiting lettering. Molly the American Staffordshire Terrier Molly the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Charley as a 'Gen' Dog by Megh Raj Thapa Charley's first final is by Megh Raj and has a slight misspelling! Gen Dog will soon be a Zen Dog. But I have to say I love Megh Raj Thapa's portrait... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Hammie the French Bulldog Hammie the French Bulldog dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is hand painted on metal by Nara, Sagar Bitsa and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left). Uschi the Doberman Pinscher Uschi's finals are... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Joey the Blue Heeler by Sufraj Khadka Joey the Blue Heeler, as painted by Sufraj Khadka, is a stunner. Suf's calligraphy is especially nice. Jake's final by Sufraj Khadka Jake's final by Sufraj Khadka is also a great one. Suf's... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sagar has been busy fine tuning his Danger Dogs. Hammie dressed as Dorothy Hammie is getting her final touches by Sagar. Charley as a work in progress Charley by Sagar is just getting started. Hester's final by Sagar Sagar certainly... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Suf has a couple of new portraits in the works... Jake as a work in progress by Sufraj Khadka Jake by Sufraj still needs a few details, such as eyelights, but this is going to be a good one. Joey... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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I visited Sagar's studio yesterday and got a wonderful surprise. Paras with Mandy the Jindo Sagar's assistant, Paras, hand painted his first Nepal Art Dog and did a great job. Mandy the Jindo hand painted by Paras Paras' portrait looks... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Finals are coming in like lightning. See if you agree that this group of Nepal Art Dogs is a stand out. Jesse the Golden Retriever Jesse's companions are in for a hard choice on this one. Nara, Sufraj Khadka and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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My room fills up fast with plenty of the Nepal Art Dogs. My Kathmandu Kitchen It is nice to be able to see them en masse on a sunny afternoon. Not one but two sinks. No stove, however. Danger Dogs... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Otis the Super Dog takes a giant leap Otis the Super Dog is off to a great start with his first final by Nara. I am impressed by the lovely freckles on Otis' inner thighs. They add a nice touch.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Hester the Labrador by Sanjib Rana Hester will be a 'Saintly Labrador' and her portrait is being lettered to reflect that. Sanjib works in acrylic paint, unlike the other artists, and this one has a lot of texture in the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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I picked up 18 final portraits yesterday and now have some final three to share with you... Toughy the Yorkie Toughie the 3 pound Yorkie shines in 3 portraits by Nara, Sagar Bitsa and Shahi (clockwise from top left). Beaumont... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sufraj Khadka has been missing in action for the last couple of trips - either he was traveling to visit family or busy trying to readjust his life. Jesse and Beaumont drying in the sun But now he is back... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog
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An example of what inspired this project This looks like a cheerful Danger Dog! This a classic style which includes a tongue! Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal? You can order your own portrait of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Danger Dog Blog