I am so pleased to share with everyone my latest painting “Lightning Walker”.

This incredible Spirit arrived on the third day of a ceremonial. She took 4 years before I was able paint this work. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Hard to imagine that it has been two years already that I have been working on my book. At long last I have completed my effort! I am busy proofreading and editing the piece, then off to the design of the cover art!

I will keep you posted!

Every now and then my seed beads just insist on being formed into something beautiful.

My new beaded men’s belt buckle is created from size 11 seed beads and backed with white buckskin. Buckle is 3.25″ x 2.5″


(c) Chholing Taha-all rights reserved

(c) Chholing Taha-all right reservedI never know what image will arrive in the night. Each of my paintings announce themselves in dreams or reflections found only in wild places.

This painting was almost demanding to be painted.

At first I thought it was in the northwest, but when I researched the origin of the design I realized the dream was from close to my own homeland in eastern Canada. It is Baffin Island! (Image: 21″ x 30″)

For more information visit my website at: http://www.shawllady.com/gallerypaintings/

Killer Whale Chair

This incredible piece of art furniture was auctioned off in support of needy families in Pierce County.

Chair Description:  Chair completely stripped and sealed, (6) coats of black mat enamel, (4) coats of clear sealant.  

Antique seat tacks.  100% wool seat cover appliqued with metallic threads, dense foam insert.  Hand painted original killer whale designs in NW Coast Style on chair back and front.  

Black felt runners on chair rocker arms to protect delicate flooring.

I am so pleased to share a preview of my five minute short completed two days ago.

The video discusses my creative process.

Any problems viewing the video click here

CTaha72DPII am pleased to share with all of you my new painting “Spirit of Eagles”.

This artwork was developed for the Spirit of Eagles program that services Native People nationally via the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

The painting will be used as the cover art for the 2010 Spirit of Eagles conference taking place here in Seattle WA.

Please support the Mayo Clinic’s outreach efforts.  Many thank you’s go to Dr. Judith Kaur and Paulette Baukol at the Mayo Clinic for this wonderful opportunity.


  1. The four petroglyph eagles represent the four colors of man and ancient knowledge.
  2. The plants are traditional and modern medicine.
  3. The infant and adult images indicate the work of the spirit of eagles will follow a person throughout a lifetime.
  4. The wigwams at the bottom of the page tells us how important it is for our community to support healthy initiatives.

The original painting is available for purchase.  Contact me regarding availability.

PRICE:  SOLD- 16″ x 16″ acrylic on heavy watercolor paper.

Best of Show Award

I am please to share with everyone, my wearing blanket “We Hold the Future” has won the Best in Show Award at the Washington State History Museum located in Tacoma WA.

Visit the museum’s website at:  http://www.washingtonhistory.org/artsfestival/

Red Crow Glass Bench

Red Crow Glass Mosaic BenchThis incredible bench seat now lives in Judith’s garden.  The mosaic is 44″ x 15″ installed on a slightly curved cement bench.  The design was inspired by my button blanket design of Octopus Woman & Crow.

To see the entire bench design, click the detail image to the left.

Bench seats cost $500 plus supplies.  Client’s must provide the concrete bench seat(s) to be decorated.

Enjoy! © Chholing Taha – all rights reserved.