The art of Ishka Lha. Also online at WWW.ISHKALHA.COM

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hi there! Thanks for your interest in my art! I have moved shop to my website at Please visit me there to see what art products I have available, or email me at artislove [!at] if you have any questions.



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The Cosmic Creatrix has kidnapped me, and demands paintings for ransom!

WOW!-- how exciting that is!

We, as humans, have the unique joy of being able to choose what we want do with our lives, from such a vast array of paths. We can be a sculptor, an astronaut, an accountant, a poet, a tiller of the soil. This just is not so for other species. A lion is a lion, a dog, a dog-- but humans! Well, we have practically unlimited potential destinies! Each choice made, hopefully with great infusions of excitement, leads us farther down the road of amazing possibility.

I found my passion very early on, I've been an artist all my life. I feel pretty lucky to know what brings me such immense joy, to offer that to my community at large, and hopefully add some beauty to the world.

It is my most sincere and dearest hope that my art creates a sense of wonder, inspiration, and well being for all who lay their eyes upon it. There are numerous stories, told and untold, unfolding through my work, and I am in the business of exploring and evoking them, creating new ones, and finding all the common threads between now and evermore. ;-)


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  • Ishka Lha

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    Ishka Lha grew up on a ranch atop the rolling golden hills of northern California. She received significant artistic instruction from a young age, and uses every opportunity available to absorb spiritual guidance and inspiration for her creations.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Where ART is Love, Lover, and Beloved.

Make sure to read all policies below so that there are no surprises!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact me if there is a problem. Each return is handled on a case by case basis. Any returned items must be returned in their original packaging or similar (a sturdy shipping box/envelope with internal padding) and must be mailed USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation or tracking.

If an item is stolen/damaged/lost in the mail, I will not issue a refund. Sorry!

If you would like your order insured, let me know, and I will bill you for the additional service. I buy tracking for all orders where applicable, but insurance is only by request. All giclees on canvas are shipped UPS with insurance.
I accept ETSY gift cards, PayPal, credit cards, checks, and money orders. Payment must be made and cleared before the item is shipped.
Please be aware of order processing and shipping times for each item. They vary depending on availability and time it takes to make and/or print.

All shipping costs include postage AND handling. I send small to medium sized items 1st class (with tracking only in the U.S.) via USPS. Any oversize USPS (or small to medium sized international orders) can be sent with shipping confirmation or insurance upon request at an additional cost. ALL large shipments (giclees on canvas) will be shipped UPS with insurance.

Also, do let me know if you would like me to include a gift card or small note inside package at no extra charge!
Additional policies and FAQs
My Eco Art Prints are printed with high quality veggie inks on 100% recycled post-consumer paper at a 100% wind-powered facility in Berkeley, California. I strive to be as eco-friendly with how my art is printed and distributed to my customers!

Larger prints are giclées on paper or canvas.

In giclée printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

Giclée Prints on WATERCOLOR PAPER:
All watercolor paper prints are on Museum Quality (100% archival cotton rag) Watercolor for the highest quality of fine art prints. Depending on the nature of the image, it may be printed on 1 of 2 kinds of Watercolor paper:

1) Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308 (smooth)
2) Somerset Velvet (slight texture)

Giclée Prints on CANVAS:
All giclée prints are stretched/gallery wrapped around wood bars just like an oil painting (with hanging hardware fixed). Choose either 3/4" or 1 1/2" deep bars depending on how thick you want your wrapped canvas to be (how far you want your canvas to stand out on the wall). All selections are printed on only the finest heavy 21+ mil. museum grade fine art canvas (machine stretched & wrapped for proper tension) and covered with UV protective coating.


Unpacking your prints

Shipping is often stressful for a print. It is important to check the packaging for signs of in transit damage right away. You can refuse delivery if the packaging is obviously damaged in a way that ruins your order. If the package is left off when no one there to accept it and damaged in some way, get photos of the package (include the tracking number if you can) and the damage to the prints. Get in touch with us right away and email the photos to us so we can start an insurance claim. Our shipments are all insured, and we will replace your damaged pieces as fast as we can. Save the damaged pieces and the packaging because until the claim is closed, the carrier may want to come by and have a look at the damage.

If the package looks undamaged, it is best to let the package rest undisturbed overnight if it has been exposed to extreme weather conditions. Temperatures in the back of a truck can exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit on the one extreme and well below freezing on the other. The location of the printing company I use, near Raleigh, NC, is often more humid than the destination, but the opposite is sometimes true. Sometimes with stretched canvas prints, there might be a small crease from packaging materials that might take a day or two to work itself out. Artful use of a hair dryer can tighten these creases quickly. Heat the back of the canvas while constantly moving the heat over the affected area, then let it rest for a bit.

Hanging your prints

No art prints should ever be placed in direct sunlight or near direct sources of heat or air conditioning. Ideally, they should not be exposed to challenging environments such as bathrooms or kitchens. Climate controlled spaces are always best to avoid temperature extremes, but also to avoid excessive moisture which might condense behind the glass and mold or stain the print or mat. If you light your prints, do so only when you wish to display them. The high intensity light will take a toll on them. Use hanger hardware that is appropriate for the size and weight of the piece. Use two hooks whenever possible for stability and security. Paper prints should be placed behind UV blocking glass as they are normally not coated with UV blockers as with our canvas prints. They should be mounted with acid free materials and archival techniques. The print should not contact the glass, when mounted. The best rule of thumb is that you should treat your reproductions as if they were originals.

Cleaning your prints

We cannot stress enough the need to hang paper prints behind UV blocking glass. The glass can then be lightly dusted with a “Swiffer” type device or even sprayed with an aerosol duster. If your back is to the wall and you must use liquid to clean the glass, spray very light amounts of a household glass cleaner on a soft, absorbent cloth and apply the cleaner to the glass with the cloth to avoid allowing any moisture to get behind the glass. Never spray glass cleaner on the glass. Similarly, canvas prints can be damaged by virtually any cleaning products. Avoid them. Even using excessive amounts of warm water can damage the print without removing the soil. A light dusting is always possible, but should not be required more than once every couple of years.

Cleaning is always difficult and seriously hazardous to the print. Your hands should be thoroughly washed to remove any dirt and oil before handling the print. Acrylics are used in the processes that, while water resistant, are not water proof. Try any cleaning technique on an edge first (usually the bottom edge which is the least noticeable) to see what the print will tolerate. A soft cloth lightly moistened with water is best. Dab the soiled area lightly to slowly remove the soil. Do not rub vigorously and support the canvas by placing your other hand behind the area of the canvas that you are cleaning. Go slow and avoid putting enough water on the cloth to allow it to run over the surface of the print. Professionals who do cleaning after disasters such as floods or fires often have the most up to date information and products to restore badly soiled pieces. Use anything but a moist cloth only in the most dire situations.

Storing your prints

When not hanging, store prints standing upright, not stacked, with protection surrounding them. Do not put in spaces that are not temperature and humidity controlled, like unfinished basements, attics or garages.