Live from Nepal: New Year's 2070 rainbows
April 14, 2013
New Year's Day in Pokhara ended with a lovely rainbow on the roof of our Hotel, the Green Tara.
The last sunset of the year 2069 on Lake Fewa in Pokhara. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on this lake and it is clean and calm.
New Year's Eve revellers fill the streets of Lakeside in Pokhara. The locals dressed more for the occasion.
New Year's Day 2070 brought out all the pilgrims that took boats to temples on the other side of the Lake Fewa.
Borris the Dalmation is a handsome boy in his triple portraits by Sagar, Hari Timesina and Dilip. Borris' proud owner thought so too, as she loved them all.
How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! I am in Nepal right now giving photos to the artists.
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: email@example.com
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 that's it!
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 residents.
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 from Nepal!