Live from Kathmandu: Happy Halloween
Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress

Live from Kathmandu:

I got an opportunity to pass by Megh Raj's studio yesterday and he has started his work.   This is Giggles the black and white cat as a work in progress.

Here are early sketches of Karma the Shitzu and Sam and Wilbur, a pair of golden labradors.   It's a start !!

I dropped by to see Dilip, his wife, and Dipendra - Dilip's assistant (in background).   Their daughter was at school, so missed her.

Dilip told me that he has a Pug, a German Shepherd and a Doberman.   I'm going to encourage him to paint one of his dogs for a Beware of Dog sign.

There's a new Animal Clinic around the corner from Dilip's with a lovely sign.   Wonder who painted this sweet dog image?  


Hari Timesina is happy to be given his Danger Dog orders.   One of my most fanciful painters, I can't wait to see what he will come up with this trip.

Meanwhile, around the Boudha Stupa this morning,  I was delighted to see the aged Tibetan lady again giving bread and food to the street dogs of Boudha.   Every morning and evening this dimunative lady doles out treats to the dogs.  

It has turned cold in the last few days, and everyone is bundled up for the early morning chill.

My old friends Tyson and Bison frolic on the high road.   I am always happy to see my old dog friends here in Kathmandu.

Just so you don't think I'm starving over here, here is a beautiful and delicious example of a home-cooked meal from a friend.   The Thai flavored papaya salad with lime, dried shrimp and curry paste was a knockout.

After the dust and many, many micro buses endured yesterday going from artist to artist, I treated myself to my favorite Tandoori dish - Paneer Tika.   With marinated paneer (fresh cheese) skewered with tomatoes, green peppers and Nepal's especially tasty red onions, it was a definite delight.

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:

You will be happy you did!


Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for October/November 2011 trip.   All signs will be ready with plenty of time to mail for the holidays.



1.   Please send me a medium to high resolution 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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!






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