Dilip was running late on his lettering when I arrived to pick up. He and his family are going to their home village tomorrow in order to vote in the Nepali elections. So he was in a rush.
Opie, the Catahoula Pit Bull mix in his final incarnation.
It was fun watching Dilip decide on the colors and placement of Orfeo's lettering.
Sojho's tikka was done with five different colors on Dilip's paint palette.
Minnow the Tabby Cat gets her final touches.
Pancake, Tuxedo Cat, rests on her pretty carpet. Pancake will have no lettering.
Minnow has such a wonderful direct gaze. Dilip captured her well.
Ranger and Chairman Meow glow in front of Dilip's palette.
Orfeo the Xolo, looks like a fawn but is a Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee”) dog, a 3000 year old hairless breed from Mexico. Dilip, a huge dog lover, was fascinated.
Lusso by Dilip is just wonderful.
Ranger and Sojho are hanging out to dry in the streets of Kathmandu.
Larry, beloved Tabby Cat in his first final by Dilip.
Drying in the sun, as the world hurries by.
Leo, Katia and Anya are a lucky trio of Dalmatians that live the good life in Southern California.
Sophie and Oliver, a pair of Black Doodles and Leo the Dalmatian are catching rays as their lettering dries.
Leo the Dalmatian gets his final touches.
Now Dilip and his family can go off and vote and the paintings will be fully dry for pick up in a week. I looked it up, his home village is a full 8-hour drive in normal times. And traffic is worse as everyone is headed home for the elections. I like that he is doing his civic duty!
More soon from Megh Raj!
If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet. I am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.
I will return to the US in early December, 2022, in plenty of time to deliver for holiday gifts.
You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...
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
1. Send me a photo of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..
2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.
I will give the photo 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!
Let's keep these artists painting.