Live from Kathmandu: Sagar Bitsa's works in progress
Live from Kathmandu: Nepal's Day of the Dog 2015

Live from Kathmandu: More works in progress from Sufraj

Sufraj Khadka's work in progress are fun to see.

Beware of Persion Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Leon the Persian Cat in a very early work

The lovely Leon is Suf's first ever Persian Cat and he is on the right track.

 

Folk art Beware of dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lu in an early work in progress by Sufraj

Lu is a Eurasian dog, a German created breed of Chow, Spitz and Samoyed.   Handsome, indeed!

 

Folk art Cockatiel Parrot hand painted on metal in Nepal
The artist Sufraj with the Cockatiel Gerorgia

Georgia is a pretty Cockatiel.   I look forward to seeing all 3 of her portraits.

Folk art cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beatrice the Cat as an early work in progress by Suf
Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Zelda the Tibetan Terrier's early work in progress

Last but not least, we have Zelda the Tibetan Terrier well on her way to a good portrait.

More from Sagar tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

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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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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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