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Live from Kathmandu: Sagar's studio

Sagar has been busy finishing his portraits.

Folk art Australian Shepherd
Alfie the Australian Shepherd by Sagar Bitsa


Alfie is still wet here, and I am not sure if Sagar will add more, but it looks finished to me!

Folk art Chihuahua mix
Dudley as a work in progress by Sagar


Dudley is still on the drawing board, so to speak. 

Folk art Beware of Dog art
Tank & Jitters as works in progress


Tank and Jitters wait in the wings for their finishing touches.   One thing about Sagar is that he often adds the eyes to his portraits last.  Sometimes that is a bit disconcerting.   But they do get added!

Folk art Retriever
Jack the Golden Retriever by Sagar


This is definitely a Happy Jack here.   More details will be added, but this is on its way.

Folk art French Bulldog
Stella the French Bulldog by Sagar


Looks like Stella will be the Bulldog in the Bull's Eye in this early outline of the cute Frenchie.

Folk Art Papillion
Mochi the Papillion by Sagar

Mochi looks like he is in an impressionist painting in this work in progress.  

Folk art Chocolate Lab
Roubaix the Chocolate Lab by Sagar

Roubaix looks almost finished to me.   She makes a fine Danger Dog.   A close up with tongue is a classic beware of dog sign here in Nepal.

Kids play on the streets of Kathmandu
Kids play on the streets of Kathmandu

More tomorrow.  

Stay tuned. 


At this time, I can no longer accept orders for this trip.   Please send me photos for spring/summer trip in 2014.

I could make an exception for rush cases, but cannot guarantee 3 portraits.

Orders no longer being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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.

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!


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