My Blog Bio

I am a printmaker and textile artist.  I make original handmade prints (etchings and woodcuts) on my Takach Etching press, using the traditional processes that the great masters have used for 100’s of years.  

I also use fabric to make textile paintings, or “art quilts” as some would refer to them.  These are quilts in the sense that they have multiple layers of fabric and are held together with stitching, but the similarity to a traditional style bed quilt ends there.  My art quilts are better associated with fine art paintings, incorporating fabric as the color palette along with other mixed media and intended to be hung on a wall.

Making Art is a integral part of my life – a process for personal learning and growth, and a way to play and have fun!  I show my work in juried shows, small invitational group shows, and open studio events.

I am also a full-time project manager, a graphic facilitator and coach, and a triathlete.  I have a wonderful supportive family and a beautiful home and studio in the foothills of northern Colorado.

"Tunnel" linocut 9"x7" (c) Ayn Hanna

This blog is an online art journal, a place to capture my thoughts about the work I am doing and a record of my artistic progression.  Writing about my work helps me to understand my own work better and be able to communicate more clearly with others about my work.  I hope to also meet other kindred spirits through this blog as we share thoughts and ideas about the various art topics that will be discussed.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my work!

– Ayn

Ayn Hanna

Fort Collins, CO

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4 Responses to “My Blog Bio”

  1. Dianne Says:

    Hello Ayn,
    Did we speak at the SAQA conference about you teaching at TACtile in Denver? I’m just now getting through all the cards I collected. On our web site there is a link to click and submit a form that you are interested in teaching. Let me know!
    Thank you, Dianne Denholm, Exec. Director, TACtile

    • Ayn Hanna Says:

      Hi Dianne!
      Yes, we did speak at the SAQA conference…in Katie’s “Teaching Circuit” workshop. Thanks for the info and link – I’ll check it out and submit my teaching interest info via the web form.
      Thanks for following up!
      Ayn

  2. Gregg Piburn Says:

    Ayn: Really cool stuff. Not sure I’ll be able to make the open house Dec. 11 but if I can I will. Great to see you are doing what you love. As Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden wrote, “You owe it to the world to get on with what you’re good at.”

    • Ayn Hanna Says:

      Thanks Gregg! It feels great to be getting some artwork accomplished…my true soul work. Hope to catch up with you soon, if not 12/11, then some other day in the near future.

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