The Monsoon got off to a slow start this year, but September is making up for it.
Scarlet the German Shepherd in all her glory by Hari Timesina and Baba. Scarlet's companion asked for an interesting combination of artists - Hari T, Baba and Sufraj. These three could not be more different. I pick up Sufraj's finals today, can't wait to see it.
We stopped by to see an old friend - Bo the Jungle Cat. He was found in the mountains many years ago, his mother had died and he was not yet weaned. He was brought to Kathmandu where he has a long tether to keep him from decimating the local fauna.
We also came across this group of ladies celebrating the Nepali festival of Teej. It is considered a women's festival where the ladies get dressed up (usually in red and green) and fast in honor of their present or future husbands. Lots of singing ensues.
If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here inNepal, now is the perfect time to order. I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits.
Deadline for new submissions is September 19th, 2012 - fast approaching. So do not delay.
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 Autumn 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 email@example.com 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.