# First painting towards Donor’s Raffle Finished

Varanasi, India

Day 11:

The first painting is finished! This is one that I drew while I was in Kathmandu at the Garden of Dreams in Thamil. I am not for sure if the building is still standing or not. I spent a lot of time in this garden throughout all my trips to Nepal and consider it to be a shelter from the craziness that Kathmandu can sometimes be. Although it is not perfect, I feel it is a good starting point for what is to come.

At the end of the year, all paintings will go into a raffle for the donors of this blog and donors to the Nepal rural village relief fund through Anjali. For every \$50 donated, one raffle ticket will be earned for the chance to win a full book of paintings. The first book is made 100% from hand-made Nepali paper. Each donor can only win one prize so many people can win. For those who donate less than \$50, raffle tickets will also be given for every \$10 donated for a boxed set of prints. Perhaps there may be many books and boxed sets to give away!

Have a nice day! List of daily expenses and donations for May 2st, 2015:

Total spent on food: \$2.23 Total spent on room: \$1.59 Random (Internet and Fort ticket): \$3.98 Travel: \$1.99 Total: \$9.80 + 86.31 divided by 11 days = \$8.74 per day.

Donations given to random strangers = 30 Indian rupees or \$.48 Donations given to sadhus or holy men = 20 INR or \$ .32 Total = \$.80 + \$436.08 divided by 11 days = \$39.72 each day

Expense account = \$538.65 — \$9.78 = 528.87 (Avg. \$8.74 per day will last 61 more days) Donations account = \$689.05 — .80 = 688.25 (Avg \$39.72 per day will last 17 more days)

Nepal Earthquake Charities: \$350 (+\$150 Facebook matching) = \$500 Nepal Rural Village Relief direct to (Anjali): \$500 (\$400 more pledged) = \$900

Total given towards Nepal = \$1300

Blessed.

Bhakti Yoga chanting sesh Sadhana yoga January 8, 2013 — Part 3 — http://chirb.it/LMgMMn

Edit: Today I was offered 5,000 rupees for this painting! Almost \$100, which is quite a lot in India. I told him that even if he offered 50,000 rupees I could not sell it as it is for the donors of this blog. ☺ I have a new one of my friend the Maha Naga Baba Rajendra Giri coming out tomorrow or the next day.