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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 arrived in Kathmandu on Nepal's famous Day of the Dog, or Kukur Tihar, the second day of a five-day holiday. White Nepali dog on the Day of the Dog This handsome boy greeted us on the welcome mat of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Mona the Terrier by Dilip Niroj Mona's portrait by Dilip Niroj is full of wonders. Please excuse the glare on these photos, I will get good photos when I return home soon. BatWoman the Tuxedo Cat by Dilip Niroj Batwoman... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Bogey the Cockapoo by Sanjib Rana Bogey, the adorable Cockapoo, has a lot of sand traps to deal with in his portrait by Sanjib Rana. I have left the chalk lines that Megh Raj used to add the lettering. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Both Sagar and Sanjib have finished more work for your enjoyment! Mia the Service Dog by Sagar Bitsa Mia the Service Dog is wearing her harness in a field of flowers. Anton the Yorkie by Sagar Bitsa Anton the Yorkie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip was late in finishing these paintings - unusual for him. When I came to see him, days later than I had expected, his head was shaved. In Nepal, when a close family member dies, the custom is for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Mozie the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj Thapa Mozie the Cat by Megh Raj Thapa has a folk art appeal. Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa Fritz is looking very handsome with his green background Pixie the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Fergus Simms Tattooer by Sanjib Rana Something new! Fergus Sims is a tattoo artist from Melbourne, Australia. This is his portrait by the always talented Sanjib Rana. At 18" by 20", this is a little larger than the normal portrait.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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My favorite part of the Danger Dogs from Nepal project is seeing the finals and being surprised at how the artists have painted the portraits, the backgrounds chosen, the framing of the images and the font they add. If there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Danger Dog Fritz leads the pack in his first portrait by the very talented Jit Gurung. Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Jit Gurung Fritz is a very handsome Pit Bull and Jit really captured that wonderful glint in his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sagar Bitsa's finals are in! 9 lovely portraits of dogs, a cat and Saint Roch. Sport by Sagar Bitsa Sport cavorts in her forest setting with a ring of daisies as a garland in her final portrait by Sagar Bitsa... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Sanjib's finals are in and beautiful! He spares no effort in the details and background on his dog portraits. Sanjib uses acrylic paint rather than the standard enamel used by Nepal's sign painters. Beagle Billy Bean by Sanjib Rana Billy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Finals are coming in fast and furious in these last weeks. Chester, Cooper and St. Roch, Patron Saint of Dogs Sanjib Rana's fabulous rendition of St. Roch, patron saint of dogs along with Chester and Cooper - a Foxhound and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip has added the lettering to Sanjib Rana's artwork and has a few new finals on his own. Wolfie hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj Wolfie's nickname is "Werewolf" and he often hears the phrase "Werewolf? Where Wolf?" from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj has finished his Danger dog portraits and they are beautiful. Simon the Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa Simon the Tabby has arresting eyes in his final portrait by the artist Megh Raj Thapa.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip never disappoints. Here are his latest and greatest... Shempy the Rescue Dog by Dilip Shempy is a lucky and pretty little dog. Her final by Dilip Niroj is bold and beautiful. Billy Bean the Beagle by Dilip Niroj Billy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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These beauties from Sanjib Rana still await final lettering, but are otherwise totally vibrant. Callie the Labradoodle hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana First we have Callie, a charming Labradoodle pup that shines in her lovely backyard. Nilly the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Dilip Niroj has completed another painting, and there are more to come. Ben, a champion Rhodesian Ridgeback, hand painted on metal in Nepal Ben is a handsome Rhodesian Ridgeback and here he is in all his glory. St Roch with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj Thapa has been busy with his commissions. A very detailed and empathetic painter, you can tell he loves animals by these works. Flint the Mastiff hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Flint, aka Pudding Face Flint, is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Wolfie the Werewolf by Dilip Happy Halloween! The first finals from the artist Dilip Niroj are finished! Wolfie does not need to dress up with those teeth! This rescue pup is looking good in his first portrait by Dilip. Gotham... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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The third day of Tihar starts as being the Day of the Cow, but the real fun starts when evening comes and every home is adorned with colorful powders (rangolis) leading to their front door. Also lit by butter lamps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Nepal's Day of the Dog is celebrated once a year. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Jasmine the Boxer Jasmine the White Boxer by Megh Raj Thapa. Henry the Boxer Henry the Boxer hand painted on metal by Megh Raj. Two Shih Tzu Dogs and their Shepherd friend Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Megh Raj... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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It gets exciting this time of the trip, when i go all over Kathmandu picking up finished artworks. Dilip Niroj's studio near Gausala Dilip lays out his signs to dry in the sunshine outside his studio. Puffy the Muscovy duck... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Megh Raj has been busy this trip. He has moved into a new studio and is happily painting portraits of pets. Birdie the American Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj. Birdie the American Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj. There is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog
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Some new finals are in from the always fantastic Dilip of Niroj Arts here in Kathmandu! You are in for a treat. Birdie the American Staffordshire by Dilip Birdie is a beauty in her hand painted 'Beware of Dog' sign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Danger Dog Blog