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Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Megh Raj

Megh Raj Thapa has been busy painting up a storm.   His latest finals are lovely.


Folk art beware of Border Collie  sign hand painted by a sign painter in Nepal
Rooney the Border Terrier in his first final by Megh Raj

Rooney's first final by Megh Raj shows this cute dog in all of his glory.   Border was misspelled, but that is part of a Danger Dog portrait..

Folk art portrait of a Shitzu hand painted on metal in Nepal
Shaolin the Shitzu by Magh Raj

Shaolin, a Shitzu, is 'enternally loved' in her first final by Megh Raj Thapa.   I guess this can be filed under funny misspellings.   

Folk art beware of dogs sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ralphie and Utah by Megh Raj Thapa

Utah and Ralphie in their hand painted final by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Homer the Boxer mix by Megh Raj

Homer the enlightened Boxer mix and his final portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art beware of Jack Russell sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Winnie the Jack Russell mix by Megh Raj

Winnie the Jack Russell mix warns you to Be Careful!

Folk art portrait of a Black Standard Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rasta the Black Standard Poodle by Megh Raj

Rasta, the charming Black Standard Poodle in his third and last final by Megh Raj Thapa.   This is a new version of Enlightened!

There are going to be some hard choices ahead!


Want to immortalize your pet?   It is not too late!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.   Orders close for this trip on June 9th, 2016, but sooner is always better as we need time for the paint to dry!

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 $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!


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