Days and Nights in Kathmandu!
Live from Kathmandu: Art and textiles

Live from Kathmandu: Works in progress!

Here is the impish Ernie as a work in progress.   Onup (Megh Raj's son) and Megh Raj hold up the work in progress.

I apologize for the blurry photo, but this is a work in progress of Pumpkin, a very cute dachshund/terrier mix.   The writing for this cutie will say 'Be Aware of Pumpkin!'   Also by Megh Raj Thapa.

These two beloved cats (sorry, the studio was dark - hence the blur) are Demian and Mazy.    Megh Raj will fix the drips, of course.    But these look great in person.   Megh Raj always does at least 3 passes on each portrait for details.

This is Lola, a Coton de Tulear, as Megh Raj's work in progress.   This one should be good.   Lola was photographed in a friend's car, and Megh Raj is certainly changing that!

Here is a very early piece.   But in focus at least!  

On another note, here is a beauty shop sign that has seen better days.    She reminds me of a friend's ex-wife.

This handsome fellow was around a corner and hidden from view.   This is a classic Danger Dog sign from Nepal with it's tongue and teeth.

This is a heart-breaking sight that is all too familiar in Kathmandu.   This charming old Rana Palace has been left to moulder and is now half destroyed.  

Here is the detail of the old wallpaper and fine woodworking on the ceiling of the ex-grand palace.  

On a more cheerful note, spring is here in Kathmandu, and this lovely lily is all over town.   This flower is not fragrant, but that is its only flaw.   I have no idea what flower this is, I will look it up when I get back to the states, but if anyone knows, I'd appreciate knowing sooner.


If you would like your dog immortalized on metal by a struggling Nepali signboard artist, now is the time.  

Stay tuned.   More tomorrow.

I am back in Nepal for the 9th Danger Dog trip and am accepting commissions now.   I'll be back to the states in early June, just in time for Father's Day presents.  


To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 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, be framed or unframed.

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!

Send your photo to [email protected] or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.


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