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 […]


“Moondance I, II, and III”, 24 x 24 x 2 inches each, Textile paintings (hand-dyed fabrics, stitching) mounted on cradled birch panels © Ayn Hanna

I’m in the final stretch of preparing for the ACC Baltimore Show – less than 2 weeks to go – and steadily making progress on completing the many “to-do’s” […]

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) […]

Peace and Abundance

"Abundance", 5 x 5 inches, mini textile painting (fabrics, stitching), ©2014 Ayn Hanna

It’s been a weird week of emotions. 2 art exhibit openings and my wedding coming up in early September have had me on a good high. But news of a local artist friend being hospitalized in critical condition (because he was beaten by some as-yet-unknown persons while confronting them for shooting off fireworks at 12:30 […]

Must Love Art: A Collaborative Art Exhibit and Love Story

It’s true. After a mere 50 years on this planet, I’m getting hitched. And since we’re both artists, we thought, what better way to celebrate than to have a big art show?

“Must Love Art” is a large 2250 sqft. multi-medium collaborative exhibit by Barbara Gilhooly and […]

Nature’s soup – more colors of Avalanche Ranch

water water everywhere

2 weeks ago it was the extreme heat that caused schools to be closed for a day. This week it was the rain. Upwards of 12 inches – as much as an average year’s total – in just one day. And that, on top of an already steady 2 days of rain, […]

Over hill and dale

Art, Aspen, airplanes, apple trees, campfires, cows, chickens, sheep, horses, pigs, mountains, hot springs, farms, family, and fried foods.

2 weekends, lots of travel, people, and places – a good rousting change of scenery, a momentary respite from the corporate grind, and a spinning wheel of new perspectives and gratitude.

1 of 3 […]

Fly Me to the Moon

Yellow. It seems my most favorite color lately. Some have argued that it’s actually green.

LineScape #22 – Window Seat, 18.5 x 30 in. © Ayn Hanna

A deconstructed dye drawing on fabric

with thread as well

LineScape #22 – Window Seat (detail) © Ayn Hanna

A little GREEN for the Irish in all of us!

Happy St. Pat’s Day! Although mostly Swedish, I have some Irish roots too. Here’s some GREEN in honor of the day….

LineScape #21 textile painting (WIP) detail #1

This piece has been in progress for a couple years now. I’ve recently been re-inspired to finish it as it plays well with the other LineScape […]

The Raw, the Bare, the Beautiful

Carpet arrives tomorrow. Today I realized

I’m gonna kinda miss this ol’ bare bathroom floor.

Over the past several weeks, I’ve watched the unpretentious marks develop into unplanned compositions, recording the history and story of this old floor.

It reminds me of […]