Live from Kathmandu: Double the Fun - Cat Edition
Live from Kathmandu: Sufraj Khadka's Art

Live from Kathmandu: Double the Fun: Dogs!

Folk art Golden Chihuahua hand paintedd on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua and her first 2 finals

Super Dog Scully the Golden Chihuahua is hand painted on metal.   Remember there is still one more portrait to come on all of these Danger Dogs.   Hard choices abound.

Folk art White Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Basie the White Shepherd

Basie the White Shepherd''s double portraits are by Dilip Niroj and Nara (left to right).

Folk art Black Labrador hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal.
Jet the Black Lab's portraits

Jet's two portraits are by Nara and Dilip (left to right).   I have already seen a photo of the last one.   Difficult choice ahead.

Folk art Eurasian Dog (Chow Spitz and Samoyed) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lu the Eurasion Dog's first finals

Lu is a special breed.   He is a Eurasian Dog - a mix of Spitz, Chow and Samoyed - and a lovely version at that.  His two portraits are by Sagar and Dilip (left to right).


Folk art Chocolate Pomeranian hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oliver the Chocolate Pomeranian

 Oliver the Pomeranian is a handsome fella in his portraits by Nara and Sagar (left to right).


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders, but not for long.   2 days left.   The paint has 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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