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 […]

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 […]

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”, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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


Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

An irresistible urge to Paint

Do you ever feel so constrained, and boxed-in by the stifling structure of the day job, that you need to find some way of breaking free and letting loose? I sure do.

And funny thing is, even working with the textile medium (at least in the way that I do) […]

New Work – “Mad Hatter”

New Work. Fewer Words. More Story.

"Mad Hatter" © Ayn Hanna Textile Painting, 29.5 x 27.5 in

"Mad Hatter" (detail) © Ayn Hanna

"Mad Hatter" (detail) © Ayn Hanna