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 […]

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

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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) […]

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 Gorgeous Day at Horseshoe Spring Market

My "Hanna-Dyed" booth at Horseshoe Market

Loads of sunshine, and more dogs, children, and pregnant women than I’ve ever seen in one day in my life – pretty much sums it up. Seriously, if you love dogs (and I do, especially one large brown chessie-lab mix), this was a great place to be!

One […]

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

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Be the (Golf) Ball

It might be a Zen thing. It’s definitely my favorite recurring dream.

I’m playing golf, enjoying the great outdoors, warm weather & sunshine. Feeling good and strong physically and emotionally, swinging the club. I tee up the ball, take a practice swing or two, and launch a great drive (I know it’s so because of […]

I had a dream…

last night

that I was Hillary Clinton’s assistant.

She was still Secretary of State, very strong, vibrant, and happy. (I was excited and happy too….waaaaaay less stressed in this role than I am in my current day job.) Hillary and Barack had stopped by our home for a dinner party. We were joined by […]

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 […]

Did someone say pillows?

Yes siree, the Hanna-Dyed line of domestic goods is expanding….and now includes Pillows!

These are handmade from pieces of hand-printed 100% pimatex cotton which absorbs dye beautifully.

"Geometric Layers" pillows by Hanna-Dyed (18" and 16" hand-printed cotton with faux down inserts)

Printed using the oh-so-much-fun deconstructed screen-printing process, each piece is a one-of-a-kind original […]