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 […]

Back in the Saddle

Home from Baltimore and re-centered, having had a couple weeks to absorb the whole experience, recover and do some follow up – ready for some good news?

My booth at the 2015 ACC Baltimore show

Better Results this Year

We learned so much last year that there’s stuff I’m sure we don’t even realize […]

Brick by Brick: ACC Baltimore Part 5

In an earlier post, I said I view my results from the ACC Baltimore show as a success even though my sales didn’t cover my costs of doing the show.

My studio, cleaned up and ready for a gallery visit.

My goals for exhibiting at ACC Baltimore (and St. Paul) include not only selling […]

Use Everything You’ve Got: ACC Baltimore Part 4

Four lessons learned and Why I’ll Do It Again

That’s me at the start of the 2007 Steamboat Triathlon

A few years ago I was strategizing with my triathlon coach about managing my energy and body throughout an upcoming race to make sure I finished strong with my best performance. The run is […]

Everything’s New All Over Again

So here we are, 2013 – the whirl and whiz of year end holidays are but a blur and the reality of a new year is setting in.

The New Year’s Eve Gala in Telluride was a smashing success, and a whole lot of fun! (Snow, cold, mountains, a great feast, meeting lots of great […]

From Golf Balls to Art

“Damn, I only have a hundred (dollar bill)”, the man said, as he started to put back the group of golf balls he’d selected from our egg crates.

“Hey wait!” my brother said. “We can make change for that.” He motioned the man to come over to where I was standing, at the other end […]

Cloth (and Thought) Winding and Weaving

Work in Progress this week:

Work in progress state 4 ©Ayn Hanna

It’s evolving. Here’s the previous photo I posted of this piece a couple weeks ago:

Work in progress state 3 ©Ayn Hanna

And I’m continuing on my first attempts at cloth weaving. Here’s the first of the woven blocks that I […]

Being Bold When Making Changes: Learning to Be Comfortable Between the Trapezes

Living room picture window frame which is being replaced by a large sliding glass door.

Change is rarely a comfortable thing for we humans, even when it’s “good” change. We tend to be so “change adverse” that we’d rather stay stuck in a less-than-ideal-situation than risk making a change that would get us to […]