I first met Inga the Chihuahua at the opening exhibition of the Danger Dogs at Copro Nason Gallery in 2008. Note the cute Danger Dog below, which sold at the exhibit.
She was in her human's arms, guarding him from any miscreants that might want to talk to him. Snarling and growling at all times.
This is the photo I used to commission a few of her portraits, taken that very evening. She was a little Dog with a big personality, weighing 4.4 pounds before breakfast and 4.6 after. Though she did like to sip from her human's beer glass...
Jit's portrait of Inga more accurately portrayed her fierce personality than her delicate good looks.
Inga was attacked by a Miniature Pinscher years back and never really recovered her moxie and started being cranky even with her loving human. Her vet prescribed Prozac for 6 weeks and then moved Inga onto Xanax. She was still not herself. No more beer for Inga!
She finally passed away at the ripe age of 15 years. She was a good dog, very protective of her human friend.
It is always sad to lose a friend. Inga will be missed.
I will be heading to Nepal next week!
Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip. I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.
1. Please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people 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.
2. Let me know what you would like it to say.
3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.
5. Send your photo to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
That's it !
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!
The cost is $250 plus shipping. Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US). And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.
Pay after choosing your portrait.
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).
If you have already ordered the price will remain the same, forever. ie, if you are one of the lucky ones who ordered in 2007, your price will never change.
Let's keep these artists painting.
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!