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 […]

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 […]

Da Booth, #719 at American Craft Council Baltimore Show

Dry Run in the Living Room

With just a few weeks to go before show time, last week was all about setting up the booth and figuring out display(s) for the wholesale and retail shows, and making a list of everything we still needed (tools, tape, biz supplies, etc.) to add to our shipment.


Ending 2013 on a high note and rolling into the new year

Detail of one of my newest Dye Drawings on cotton fabric ©2013 Ayn Hanna

Space reserved and Contract signed? √

Booth, floor, and lighting ordered? √

Pre-marketing Post cards designed and ordered? √

Holidays? What Holidays? (Just kidding.) Actually, we had a very nice quiet family Christmas Day and fun New Year’s Day tucked […]

Open Studio Photos and a Big Announcement

Our 4th ever annual Hanna-Gilhooly Holiday Open House was another big fun festive event with a steady stream of visitors throughout the day and into the night. The cherry on top was that almost all of my students from my Oct. Eco-Dye Playshop came by and each brought samples of their wonderful dyed fabric results […]

We’re having a party and baby, it’s warm in here

This Saturday, December 7th from 12-7pm, all snowy roads lead to our Hanna-Gilhooly Holiday Open House….

Our home is our gallery and studio spaces combined. We’re bustling about getting our works arranged just so….

I’ll have several new textile paintings & Hanna-Dyed pillows and scarves….

Octoblurrr Art-a-whirl

Two Art Business trips – check.

Teaching a 2 Day Workshop – check.

My first big solo show in Boulder opening the night before my workshop – check.

All of these things happening this month – priceless (and a little nutty too)! Hardcore evidence of the law-of-attraction in motion.

silk eco-dyed with roses, eucalyptus, […]

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) […]

Fabricating Fresh Art – New Legacies Show Opening this Friday, July 12

The annual New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts exhibit at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center opens this week and I am honored to have 2 of my textile paintings included again in this year’s show.

It seems that this is also my summer of media fame, as I was invited by a local newspaper reporter to […]

Catch Me If You Can

Upcoming Shows – Places to See My Work (and Me) in Person

This textile painting below, “LineScape #12 (Fields and Highways), along with “LineScape #23 (Mad Hatter) were both juried into the New Legacies Show at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. The exhibit runs from July 9 – August 31, with opening reception on […]