Live from Kathmandu: Which Would You Choose Part 3
Live from Kathmandu: Final Zen Cats

Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

These Danger Dogs from Nepal are sure to please.   Which would you choose?

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Ganda and Wyatt are lovely against the backdrop of the Himalayas, hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, Sagar and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).    The upper two have Tibetan writing and the lower one Nepali.

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Jet the Black Lab is happy in the grass in his three portraits by Nara, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).   Jet's pal asked that there be no writing on Sanjib's portrait.

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Bubba "Our Man" is a studly Pug hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Zuni, a striking Border Collie and Husky mix,  and his final three by Nara, Sagar and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Oliver the Chocolate Pomeranian is very pretty in his final three hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).

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Daisy the three-legged Pitt Bull and Pug mix and her final three by Dilip, Nara and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

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Brody the King Charles Spaniel and his final three by Sanjib, Megh Raj and Nara (clockwise from top left).

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Gaia was a Beloved Parisian Dog.   Her final three portraits are by Sanjib, Shahi and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Scully glows in her final three portraits of a Super Dog.   Her portraits are by Sanjib, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

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Basie the White Shepherd is luminous in his final three by Sanjib, Nara and Diliip (clockwise from top left).

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Danger Mouse the Rat Terrier's final three.   Sagar, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left) did the final three.

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Ay Shihuahua!   Pappoo and her final three, from two different photos.   By Indra Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Casper, a Terrier mix, is a furocious (sic) fighter and biter in his final three portraits by Indra, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

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Megh Raj (holding Pappoo) and his son, Onup, in their studio.   Megh Raj tells me that they are looking for a new studio, so next trip, I hope I will find him again.   He gave me his new number.

There are some hard choices here, and you can expect better photos as soon as I return to California.  As much as possible, these are shot in natural light.  

It is always different here, and the cruel fuel embargo that has gone on for over 100 days, coming on the heels of the devastating double earthquakes in April and May, had made life very difficult for all Nepalis.   100 days without a sure source of cooking gas, petrol, diesel, medicines, cooking oil, etc etc has taken a toll on everyone.   Load shedding (a planned power outage) is going up to 54 hours per week, leaving people with no electric alternative to no cooking gas.   Firewood is being looted from the forests.   Not a sustainable thing to be said in all of this.

I still love Nepal with all of my heart and the people are stoic in the face of the sometimes violent protests.   I wish them the best.

And I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart that you have helped to give struggling sign painters some legitimate, well paid work in these troubling times.  I am the only one that these artists are still hand painting for.

Jai Nepal! (long live Nepal!)

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.   You can order in spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to NepalDog.com.   There are over 72 breeds of dogs and counting...  And lovely Cats, birds and other animals, too.

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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