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December 2015

Live from Kathmandu: More Final 3

Folk art Chihuahua and Dogue de Bordeaux hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ellis and Daisy's three finals

 Ellis and Daisy are a Chihuahua and a Dogue de Bordeauz.   Their three finals are by Dilip, Jit Gurung and Shahi (clockwise from top left).


Folk art Terhuven Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Argos the Terhuven and his final three

 Argos the Terhuven's three finals are hand painted on metal by Dilip, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).

Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wilson the Tibetan Terrier and his final 3

 Wilson the Tibetan Terrier's three portraits are by Shahi, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).


 Ellis the Chihuahua again, this time with his good friend Toro, here hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa, Dilip and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left).


I met this cute dog outside Birju's studio, Birju asked me "What caste is that dog?"   I said 'Chihuahua!', of course.


I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.   I will be back next spring 2016 to immortalize your pet.

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!