Live from Kathmandu: Megh Raj' works in progress
Live from Kathmandu: Double the Fun - Cat Edition

Live from Kathmandu: More of Which Would You Choose

The finals are coming in fast and furious.   Yesterday I picked up 55 Danger Dogs and Cats from Dilip, Nara, Sagar and Megh Raj.


Folk art Chocolate Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Riley the Lab and his 3 final portraits

Riley the Chocolate Lab is handsome in all three portraits by Jit Gurung, Dilip Niroj and Nara (clockwise from top left).  

It is such a playful shot of a faithful companion who loved to play with his ball.

Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ellis the Chihuahua and his 3 finals

Ellis the Chihuahua shines in his final 3 portraits by Shahi, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top right).

folk art Shitzu hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chance the Shitzu

Chance the Shitzu and his 3 finals by Indra, Nara and Punam (clockwise from top left).

Folk art Beware of Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Haldi the Shepherd and her 3 finals

Haldi the Shepherd by Nara, Dilip Niroj and Punam (clockwise from top left).


Folk art Rescue Dogs hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oreo and Daisy's finals

Oreo and Daisy are Rescue Dogs and their finals are by Jit Gurung, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).

There are some hard choices ahead.     Which would you choose?

Folk artist studio in Nepal
Pick up at Sagar's

Hari, Sagar's IT man at the desk of Sagar's studio.  Lots of finals in these photos.   Stay tuned!


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

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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