Textile, Print, and Adventures in Mapping at the Loveland Museum Gallery

A little over 30 years ago, I feel in love with Printmaking while working on my BFA degree at Colorado State University. There was just something about the combination of drawing with a needle on an etching plate – almost “plate sculpting” – and the graphic quality of the finished image, not to mention the […]

Mounting textiles for wall display

Halloween is a distant memory and we’re shooshing on into the holiday season. This week brings the close of one show (SOFA Chicago) and the opening of another (Holiday group show at Gallery 360 in MPLS). I have 3 other shows currently in progress in Auburn (NY), Guilford (CT), and Denver (CO) – please see […]

What do NY, CT, Chicago, and Minneapolis have in common?

I have artwork in 4 shows in these locations, all of which will be opening within the next month.

My studio art-making and shipping/receiving department have been on overdrive the past couple months prepping for these and other upcoming shows.

Here are the specifics of the 4 show locations:

NY – Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth […]

“Above the Chatter” show opening in Denver

“Above the Chatter” show opens tomorrow, Sept 4 at Metro Frameworks 44T Artspace in Denver. I am excited to be showing with 2 artist kindred spirits – Mary Bergherr and Barbara Gilhooly. Our work plays well together.

LineScape #29 (Tent Rocks) © Ayn Hanna

I will be showing a large selection of my personal […]

The story behind City Lines

“City Lines”, 29 x 36 inches, Dye Drawing (cotton fabric, dye, stitching, batting) gallery wrapped over canvas stretcher frame, © Ayn Hanna

My first home in New York City was a shared loft space on the north side of the Williamsburg bridge. I rode the subway into the city and back each day for […]

Spring has sprung 4 new places to find my work

Thanks to some great early spring weather, the dye pots and steaming have been in full swing since our return from the ACC Baltimore show and 3 orders of scarves are now bundled up and headed for artisan stores on both coasts.

On the west coast, my scarves have […]

Visual Vocabulary: Melding Drawing & Writing

What are your favorite ways of communicating your creative ideas? Some creatives have a strong preference for communicating via either visual or written means, feeling they convey their thoughts more clearly through one method or the other. I’ve always loved both drawing and writing and have integrated both in my creative work.

“Creative Writer”, […]

You don’t know what you don’t know

What a difference a year makes – At this time last year, I was climbing a steep learning curve, preparing to exhibit in my first ACC Baltimore show and dealing with a lot of unknowns. This year, I get the benefit of having been through that fire, with a much greater understanding of the big […]

Visual Autobiography: The Early Years

Making, Making Making…

Heads down in the studio, preparing for the upcoming ACC Baltimore show in Feb (I’ll be in booth #3101), I’m making more of my small stitched textile badges which will be a large focal point of my display.

(For those that are new to this […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

As the temperature drops below zero and the snow gently falls on this, the night before the last of 2014, I’m so grateful for my bright warm home and studio, and all the memories of a really big year.

My booth at the 2014 ACC Baltimore Show.

2014 – I got Married and did […]