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Live from Kathmandu: Double the Fun: Dogs!

Live from Kathmandu: Double the Fun - Cat Edition

I am still awaiting a few finals, but there are a few double portraits that I'd like to share.

Folk art portraits of a Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Leon the Persian Cat's first 2 finals

Handsome Leon by Sagar and Megh Raj.   Tough to choose already and still one more to come.   Sagar was requested not to put any lettering on his, but he forgot.

Folk art Beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Lunatic the Crazy Kitty's first 2 finals

 Luna the Crazy Kitty is a beloved Tabby Cat here hand painted on metal by Megh Raj and Sagar (left to right).

Folk art Tortie Calico hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frankie the Tortie Cat's two finals

Frankie is a lovely Tortie posed as an odalisque in her first two hand painted portraits by Jit Gurung and Nara (left to right)

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Yahoo the Tabby Cat's first 2 finals

Yahoo looks snug on her rug in her two portraits by Nara and Sagar (left to right).


Folk art fluffy cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Google the Danger Cat's first 2 finals

Google the Fluffy Cat is a beauty with hr green eyes and striped fun.   These two finals are by Dilip and Megh Raj (left to right).

As you can probably guess, Yahoo and Google know each other.


Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal.
Lucia the Principessa and her first 2 finals

 Lucia was a beautiful Tabby who lived to be 20 years old.   She is honored here by her portraits by Sagar and Megh Raj (left to right).


folk art black and White Domestic Short hair Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rocco the Black & White Domestic Shorthair Zen Cat

The striking Zen Cat Rocco is hand painted on metal by Dilip and Indra Lama (left to right).

More tomorrow, please stay tuned.


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders, but not for long.   2 days left until the cut off date.   The paintings have to dry!

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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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