The final three of 2015's last order are coming in...
Ella the Enchanted Dog is hand painted on metal by Shahi, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left). Ella looks good in the flowers.
Zelda the Tibetan Terrier and her final three portraits by Nara, Jit Gurung and Sufraj Khadka (clockwise from top left).
Wally the White Labrador's three finals are hand painted on metal by Nara, Dilip and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
The beautiful Layla's final three portraits are by Nara, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left). Such a strong face she has...
Here are three portraits of my hens, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner, back to life in their portraits by Punam, Jit Gurung and Dilip (clockwise from top left). I loved these girls with all my heart.
Trixie the little black Poodle in her three finals by Dilip, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left). Somebody has hard choices ahead...
For all of your Lhasa Apso fans out there, this is Tofu on her magic carpet.
I am in Nepal right now but am no longer accepting orders. If you'd like you pet immortalized on metal by a sign painter in Nepal, I return in spring, 2016. Please send me a photo!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!