Sagar Bitsa's studio is always fun to see.
I love coming across his artfully displayed Danger Dogs!
Shuff the Black Pug was painted against the backdrop of the mountain Ama Dablam, a favorite of Sagar's.
Rasta the Black Standard Poodle with his signature scarf...
Handsome Homer the Boxer mix is happy in clover.
Lola the Borzoi enjoys her ice cream in her portrait by Sagar Bitsa.
Mikey the Cockapoo and Ruby the Labradoodle make a good pair.
Ralphie and Utah are lucky dogs hand painted by Sagar.
Winnie the Jack Russell mix and her final portrait by Sagar. Another hard choice!
Sagar added some legs and a bikini bottom to his portrait of Dolce. He sometimes does this randomly. If you would like to see more of his 'Racy Ladies' I have covered the subject in a former Danger Dog Blog. Sagar has a wicked sense of humor.
Want to immortalize your pet? It is too late for this trip.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the October 2016 trip. I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail you your 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 $22 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!