Live from Kathmandu: A Menagerie
Why I love Nepal: Naive Beware of Dog signs!

Live from Kathmandu: Last finals!

Dirty Faced Siberian Husky art

Oslo is the first ever Dirty Faced Siberian Husky to become a Danger Dog.  Sagar had a lot of fun with this last minute order.  

Dirty Faced Siberian Husky art
As did Megh Raj in this hand painted portrait of Oslo.   I had never heard of a 'Dirty Faced Siberian' but apparently Oslo is a fine example.   This breed is also known as 'dark-faced'.

Folk art Cats hand painted on metal

Cardamom and Bergamot are a pair of cat friends enjoying their spotlight in their portrait by Sagar Bitsa.

Folk art Cats hand painted on metal
Megh Raj also painted this pair of pretty cats.

Folk art cats hand painted on metal
Sufraj Khadka weighs in with a decidedly folk art version of these two cats.

Folk art Chocolate Lab hand painted on metal
Rudy the Labrador is stunning in this portrait by Sagar, done in a traditional Danger Dog style.

Folk art Chocolate Lab hand painted on metal
Megh Raj seems to make the dogs younger.   Rudy looks like a young pup in this one.

Folk art Chocolate Lab hand painted on metal
Sanjib Rana painted Rudy in a masterly fashion.   Sanjib is the only one of my artists that uses acrylic, by the way.   All the other use enamel.

Folk art Basenji hand painted on metal
Nayru is a charming Basenji, here hand painted on metal by Suf Khadka.  

Folk art Basenji hand painted on metal
Megh Raj makes Nayru glow in this intense portrait of a Basenji.

Folk art Basenji hand painted on metal
Sagar is last but never least in this vibrant version of Nayru the Basenji.  Sagar included a shadowy figure of a lady in this one.

These portraits are much better in person without the glare.   I love my new hotel room in Boudha, but space for good photography is hard to find.

Time has run out if you would like to order for this trip.   Next trip is tentatively scheduled for the end of October, 2013, returning the first week in December, 2013.

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.   Cut off for this trip's orders is May 20, 2013.   I will be back in plenty of time for Father's Day orders.

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 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.


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Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker

Nayru looks so fabulous. It was hard to choose which one, but Megh Raj is it for me. I had to ask my friends to help me choose! Seek joy, y'all!

Michelle Page

Arwen, Good choice.

I have found that people choose which one looks most like their pet. Megh Raj really makes his dogs look young and happy - what you would want in a Seek Joy Dog.

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