Through friends, I was able to connect with a true Burmese signboard artist. Hopefully, he is hard at work painting Rocky!
This adorable Shitzu is a fine example of what you can expect when you order a Danger Dog of your own pet. These are by Megh Raj Thapa, Sufraj Khadka and Hari Timisina (clockwise from top left).
How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the Spring 2013 trip.
1. 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.
2. Let me know what you would like it to say.
3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.
5. Send your photo to me at:
That's it !
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
The cost is $250 plus shipping. Shipping is around $18 per sign (to
and from the US). And 9.75% California sales tax for California
Pay after choosing your portrait.
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).
Let's keep these artists painting.
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