My Kathmandu Kitchen is beginning to fill up with great art. Which would you choose?
Ruby is as close to a traditional Danger Dog as you can get. The signs on gates around town that inspired this project most often feature a German Shepherd with a large tongue. I know the artists enjoyed having such a pretty example such as Ruby to paint.
Toffee, the Beautiful Mongrel (or is it Beautyful?) in her final three by Dilip Niroj, Megh Rah Thapa and Baba (clockwise from top left) is another hard choice. She is a beauty. And sweet as Toffee, no doubt.
Lastly, we have Roxy the Cheerleader and her three finals (by Jit Gurung, Baba and Dilip Niroj). It seems she is saying 'Eat 'em up, eat 'em up, Raw! Raw! Raw!' You may remember Roxy in her cowgirl outfit a few years ago. What a Danger Dog!
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 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 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.