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 […]

Behind the Scenes of Running an Art Business

I’m smack dab in the middle of a stretch of doing 6 shows in 5 months, so LV has quickly passed into rear view as I have to keep my focus forward on the road ahead. My next show is coming up this weekend as I join over 60 other area artists in opening my […]

Moondancing

“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” […]

And now for some Good News…

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

LineScape #36, my most recent work in this series and the largest so far was one of 2 of my works that was accepted to the Quilts=Art=Quilts show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. The even […]

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 […]

More Personal Badges: Visual Autobiography Part 4

During my 21 year career in high tech, I’ve worked for 4 Silicon Valley technology companies in a variety of roles – HR and IT Strategic Business Planning, Project Management, Executive Coaching and Facilitation, and Employee Relations to name several.

In the early 2000’s, although I was living in CO, my role required me to […]

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 […]

Visual Autobiography Part 3: More Personal Badges

A couple of notable transient “states of being” I acknowledge

Wait for it….

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

At times that patience wears thin and passion takes over…

“Angry Girl”, 5 x 5.5 inches, mini textile painting ©2014 Ayn Hanna