After 11 shows, its back to the studio she goes

The snow is flying outside and I am hunkered down inside. I couldn’t be more ready for some creative time alone, in my studio, to go further inside, to explore, to play, to make some new work.

a new piece in progress

I’ve had 11 shows this year (4 are still in progress) and […]

Falling in Love Again

See it, back there on the wall in the corner of the studio? That’s the next piece in my LineScape series. I started it last year and am now circling my way back toward reconnecting with it with plans of finishing it for a rapidly approaching exhibit that opens in May.

LineScape #31 in […]

A Studio Weekend of Dyeing and Printing

Saturday was all about the eco-dyeing and printing and it was Hot. I wrapped and cooked 11 bundles, fabrics I’ll use to make some wall pieces for my upcoming show “Must Love Art”.

As the sun was going down, I felt like a kid that had been playing in the dirt […]

And on the other side of the Studio….

More work in progress – a couple of new large textile paintings, a continuation of my LineScape Series.

LineScapes #30 and #31 in progress

With 3 art shows coming up within the next 3 months, and high potential for a 4th one later this fall, I’ve got good incentive to get a bunch of […]

Visual Autobiography Part 2

More Badges

Here’s a few more I’ve made in the past week:

“Catcher”, 5 x 4 inches, mini textile painting ©2014 Ayn Hanna

Softball…One of my great loves. I would play on any day in any way. I would play in the snow and on the go, in any weather or with a feather. […]

Badges: A Visual Autobiography – New Works in Progress

With 3 exhibitions coming up within the next 3 months, I’ve been focused on getting my studio practice revved back up and have several new works in progress.

One of my upcoming shows is “Must Love Art”, a large collaborative show with my partner Barbara Gilhooly, opening on Sept. 5th at the CCC Gallery […]

Spirit in the Making

Recuperative studio time. Quiet reflection, drawing marks on the cloth with wet paste, watching the image disappear as the paste dries in the sun, then magically re-appear with the steam. The wind took a break for a day. The sun was warm, the cloth cooperative, giving up it’s color without too much fight.

Tent Rocks Blocks at The Dairy Center through December 1st

There’s still time to see my “LineScapes” show at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO. This show of 14 of my textile paintings will be on exhibit through this coming Sunday, December 1st. The piece below, LineScape #29 (Tent Rocks Blocks) is included in the show and is my most recently completed […]

Studio Fruits: Dye Drawings on Cloth – A Place of Not Knowing

A few months ago, I had assembled a group of dye drawings on 13 large silk screen frames and spent a day printing these out on cloth, sharing a few photos of that work in process in a previous post.

Below are some of the fruits from that day of printing in the studio:

Art Cloth Eye Candy – Studio Play Time

Over the course of a few weeks, I’ve assembled a group of 13 silk screens with dye drawings. It was time to get to printing all of these out on cloth. Sunday became the day for the 6 hour long printing session.

printing out one of my silk screen dye drawings onto cotton cloth