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 […]

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 […]

How making Art made me want to learn Science

“Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond” is another of my personal badge pieces. This piece was purchased from our “Must Love Art” Exhibition and is now a part of the permanent collection of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University.

“Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond”, 5 x 5 inches, mini textile painting (vintage fabrics, stitching) […]

Surrounded in Love: Must Love Art

Barbara and I with our two Host Couple families in front of the Wall of Hearts

It was the Best of Times! And the show is still up through 9/27.

Our Wedding and Must Love Art Show Opening Reception were everything we’d hoped for. Many of our family and friends joined us for the […]

Survival & Self-Reliance: Visual Autobiography Part 5

What’s your earliest vivid childhood memory?

Fear and Courage, the adrenaline rush of believing I was going to die, at age 3 and a half.

Growing up in Topeka, KS (aka Tornado Alley) summer time meant lightning bugs, hot humid days, and too many killer tornadoes. June 8, 1966, I rode […]