Lastly today, we have Poster the Border Collie in his final triple portraits by Baba, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left). Poster is definitely a pretty dog in these paintings. He may be a worker but his big smile betrays his joy in his day job.
Kathmandu has just finished celebrating the 'woman's holiday' of Teej. Technically a three-day festival, Teej has become a season of delicious food, house parties, singing, dancing and wearing your best clothing (preferably red and green). The streets were closed off on Kathmandu's main arterial Ring Road from Chabahuil to Old Baneshwor and thousands thronged the streets.
Many Hindu women and girls after puberty join in fasting in order to secure the health of their present or future husbands. Here they are in line waiting to pay homage to Shiva at the centuries old Pashupthi Temple - a World Heritage Site in Kathmandu. They say that over 300,000 ladies visited the shrine, waiting 30 minutes to access the temples.
If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order. I will be here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.
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 Winter 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 achoice 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 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!
You will be happy you did!
Micro-finance through art patronage. Trade not Aid.