Live from Pokhara, Nepal: Murals
November 03, 2019
Murals have been popping up all over Pokhara lately!
The side view window from Jack Sparrow Restaurant.
A nice addition to an enticing pool.
Even small restaurants have begun using murals to cheer the place up.
This small cafe is livened up with a Coffee Katz.
Side roads get the mural treatment.
A boon for the artists of Pokhara.
Some murals are very simple.
These were done by Santosh Shrestha, when people still hired sign painters to advertise their business. Alas, Santosh is now repairing and selling mobile phones.
I have tried to hire Santosh, but he no longer has the paints or brushes.
More of Santosh's artwork from the 'olden days' circa 2006.
Here is an example of a Danger Cat portrait. Your pet could be featured here!
Mr. Grace is a Norwegian Forest Cat and he is hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa, Nara and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).
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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for holiday gifts. I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.
You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...
I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019
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!
HOW TO ORDER
To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.
While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.
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!
Send your photo to email@example.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
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