Above are recent examples of the choices to be made. Who could choose? All 3 are lovely.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the 2014 trip. It is not currently scheduled, but I expect it to be around late April, returning in early June.
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.
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 $25 per sign (to and from the US). And 9.5% California sales tax for California residents. International shipping charges vary, but I will shop for the best deal for you.
Pay after choosing your portrait.
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).
If you have already ordered the price will remain the same, forever. ie, if you are one of the lucky ones who ordered in 2007, your price will never change.
It is time to order! I will be in Nepal soon and will accept orders through mid-May 2014 and return to mail them to you by June 1, 2014.
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!