Kathmandu artists are no strangers to spiders in their hometown, but they jumped at the chance to paint an animal of a different color.
I will try to get an id of the type of spider and will update you when I learn.
The original photos were taken by Miriam Schulman.
For pricing and more information on these charming folk art portraits of spiders from Nepal, please visit NepalDog.com on the Spider page.
If you look closely, in center frame, there is a rather large spider ensconced in his web. This photo was taken in the small town of Darbang, in the province of Myagdi. I recommend getting off the beaten path to this traditional village. After completing the Annapurna Circuit, stay a while in Galeshwor, then trek up the hill to Darbang. We stayed in town 4 days and went exploring in each direction each day. More on Darbang can be found in a previous Danger Dog Blog.
Hope everyone enjoyed Earth Day.
I am planning to return to Nepal soon, so if you would like to order your own Danger Dog (or Danger Spider) now is the time.
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!
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the Spring 2012 trip.
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.
Let me know what you would like it to say.
Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
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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
Go to www.NepalDog.com for more information and current pricing.
Let's keep these artists painting.