When Dilip said that he would be ready with all work complete on Monday, I was understandably surprised. Well, I was right, but he did make a great start.
Those of you who knew and loved Batuli and her recently departed caretaker will be happy to learn that she has landed happily on her feet in a loving home with children and other dogs. She seems very happy indeed. Batuli (her name means cute girl in Nepali) is a Shikuri kukur or Nepali hunting dog, though she seems content to hunt for Kopsy - a Tibetan fried sweet bread that makes her smile. Here she is in a previous blog in her former digs.
This is Roy, a dog rescued from a hoarder who also landed in a good space. Roy's owner could not choose between the fine portraits of Nara, Sagar and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left) so she got all three!
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:
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
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!