Live from Kathmandu: Final Cats, Rabbits and Nepali kittens
September 13, 2012
Cats (and Rabbits) make up an important part of the Nepal Dog Art project, and this cycle is no exception.
Whiskers is the world's most interesting cat - to his owner. It is definitely a pretty kitty in any case. My husband likes this one so much he wants to meet this cat!
Arwen Evenstar the creative tuxedo cat (by Megh Raj Thapa and Baba) cuts a fine figure with her ribbons and white whiskers.
Here is Tigger in his two finals by Jit Gurung and Baba. Hard choice ahead here. Tigger looks a little green with the reflection of the golden blanket and the artists reflect that.
Tigger the Zen Cat (by Sagar) still awaits his Nepali lettering, but he looks great against the red and green background.
Shego the black rabbit looks spectacular with her red and golden backgrounds by Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.
I was surprised to find this cute rabbit in the Lakeside District of Pokhara, happily roaming as bunnies do.
On another note, we came across our favorite tea lady feeding this tiny kitten - so small its eyes are not yet open. The kitten's mother had abandoned it but it is now in good hands, along with its sibling.
If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order. I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits.
Deadline for new submissions is September 15th - fast approaching. So do not delay.
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!
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now accepted for the Autumn 2012 trip.
HOW TO ORDER
To order, please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you achoice 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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