IIt is an exciting time to be in Kathmandu. Last night was the 3rd day of the Tihar festival. This day was dedicated to Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Every Hindu home and business was lit with candles, clay oil pots or strings of lights leading Laxmi to their homes.
I caught this pretty lady decorating the entrance to her family business - asking Laxmi to bestow wealth. Dressed in her red curta with a trim of flowers, carrying a tray of marigolds, she was happy to pose for a photo.
More tomorrow. Please stay tuned for more Live from Kathmandu.
If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA 90036. Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.
Your pet can be immortalized on metal by struggling Nepali signboard artists whose hand-painted work is being replaced by digital graphics. Find out how below.
Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog
You will be happy you did!
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! I am now in Kathmandu. Orders now being accepted for October/November 2011 trip. All signs will be ready with plenty of time to mail for the holidays.
HOW TO ORDER
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, be framed or unframed.
2. Let me know what you would like it to say.
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!
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
Hello from Dogmandu!