Megh Raj Thapa has been busy, but thankfully he is painting many Danger Dogs and Cats for us, even during these chaotic post-earthquake days in Kathmandu...
Here is Megh Raj with Mr. Gracie's work in progress. Hand painted on metal, this portrait is very early on, but I can see the promise.
Luna is a blue eyed beauty and she is going to make a stunning Danger Cat.
Megh Raj with Louie and Stella.
Juno, again as an early work in progress, by Megh Raj.
The 7.9 earthquake has much of Nepal down but not out. It will take a long time to recover from the devastating loss of life and homes. Many of their most treasured, beautiful and religious buildings have also been destroyed.
Stay tuned to see how you can help. Please be careful who you donate to, as you want the money to go to aid, not into someone's pocket. I am researching carefully to see how best to help.
Thank you again to all who have reached out to find a way to help.
I am leaving Kathmandu early to raise funds for Nepal's people. In 2 short weeks -- though it felt like a lifetime -- the 6 artists that were able will have painted 48 portraits. I believe that it helped them return to normality.
If you would like to order a portrait of your own pet, I plan to return to Nepal in September to continue hiring these artists. I know they need the money now more than ever. Please go to NepalDog.com to see how to order. I will update that site when I return to the US.
I pay fair trade wages and every artist got a raise this trip - without them asking.
Let's keep these artists working.