Things are heating up here in the monsoon in Nepal, and more works in progress (and some finals) are now available.
Here is the Rogue's Gallery that greeted me on the street outside Dilip's studio. There is Mickie the cat, Ruby the German Shepherd, Roxy the Cattle Dog done up as a Cheerleader, President Obama, Toffee the Beautiful Mongrel and Domino is a Hero Dog.
Usually I am careful not to put Barack in with the dogs, but this is a documentary photo and this is what I saw when I arrived at Dilip's doorstep.
Moving on to Sufraj Khadka's studio, we have an early portrait of Tuki by Suf. This one looks promising. I am especially fond of the white picket fence and the attention paid to Tuki's collar. Tuki's big smile is nice, too.
More to come. Stay tuned.
If you would like to have your dog immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order. I will be here for another 6 weeks ordering portraits.
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 accepted for the Summer 2012 trip.
HOW TO ORDER
To order, 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 artists 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.
While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.
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@example.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
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Micro-finance through art patronage. Trade not Aid.