Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blog Retirement

I have not posted on this blog for a long time and do not intend to keep up with it. My portfolio site has all the up-to-date work and my tumblr often times will be updated with images that I am looking at currently. Plans for the future will be to open up a proper etsy site with odds and ends and keep making new work!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer begins: reflection and projection

Now that summer is here, I finally have a minute to reflect upon the past few months: It has been incredibly busy - perhaps the busiest I have ever been: researching specialty inks and playing with electronic integration of textiles and considering what the future of textiles can be. I hope to continue research that investigates how textiles can become an interface, completely separate from computers as we interact with them now and how they can augment everyday life.

Design-wise, I've been producing a collection of prints that focus on the fragmentation of time. This idea is born out of living in the internet age, where face-to-face and real time conversations are slim and people can present the edited versions of themselves by posting something, deleting it, reposting, and manufacture an experience where time is becoming irrelevant.

From here on, I will be embarking on some new projects, which include menswear prints and identity, hand screen printed products, and visioning/developing my own brand. Should be exciting!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Industry Project at PhilaU

We're getting press from Interior Design's designwire daily blog in an article by Ian Volner:

In phase two of a semester-long collaboration,  designer Lori Weitzner recently traveled to Philadelphia University’s College of Design, Engineering & Commerce to look over the initial wall covering and textile proposals presented by 30 participating graduate and undergraduate students. In phase one of the program, the group of industrial designers, fashion designers and business students had visited Weitzner’s studio and Pollack’s headquarters  in New York.
Thirteen groups submitted designs for this first review, with seven getting  Weitzner’s approval to continue work on the prospective wallcovering products. Two groups with similar ideas merged into one group, while the six groups whose ideas didn’t get approved were disbanded and their members reassigned to the advancing teams

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cosmic Galapagos Opens

Brad and I have been working very intensely for many, many weeks. The months of planning have finally come to a head at our opening of Cosmic Galapagos on Saturday, March 24. We took over the entire gallery for our space-like installation and even gave the last gallery guests a sneak preview at what they'll see at the closing reception, where the entire body of work will be viewed under black lights. The entire body of work was created with hidden imagery, painted on with a secret mixture of uv sensitive chemicals and screen printing ink.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cosmic Galapagos Pattern

Brad Haubrich and I are chipping away at our Cosmic Galapagos show, which opens March 24th at Masthead Print Studio and Gallery. Here's a look at our collaborative work (a pattern!):

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cosmic Galapagos is coming on March 24

Brad and I have been working hard on our drawings for Cosmic Galapagos, our continuing Aloha Utopia partnership has given way to this new show of intergalactic exploration through drawing, screen print, and installation. Opens Saturday, March 24th at Masthead.

We pass drawings back and forth to each other over an extended period of time, adding one element at a time until we feel that it is complete. Below is one example, which will eventually transform into a screen print.


Thinking About Line

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From December 2011

I realized I never posted all of the newer patterns that I've been making since I've been away in Hong Kong and then immediately starting the spring semester in grad classes, working full time, and gallery shows. It's endlessly busy and endlessly productive.

I spend last semester exploring the theme of "Seductive Deception" - There is volatility in deceit and masked in femininity. Pastels, pastels, pastels in a whole new way.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Little Project: Bag, tote and backpack

I wanted to make a bag that would have two ways of carrying - on the back and on the shoulder. I love wearables that transform so why not choose something that many people use? These bags' original surface patterns and design construction were made this past winter by yours truly.

digitally printed designs on linen canvas
rivets and snaps


Friday, January 20, 2012

Little Project: Miniatures

A simple project: make tiny paintings (4"x6") in gouache, sold in packs of 4. These are silhouettes of different animals, ranging from reptiles, insects, birds, and sea creatures. Each one painted lovingly by yours truly this past winter.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Trip to Hong Kong

 I took a trip to Hong Kong over the past 2 weeks in January and found some great sources of inspiration while I was there. I was in awe of some of the artwork that I saw at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, which was a great resource of asian art, cinema, and happenings in HK, patterns that I found all over the urban jungle of the city like the use of clay hexagons at the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, which is free and open to the public, and the mid-century buildings in pastel colors of seafoam green and pinks!

Enjoy the photos:


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DEC Competition

These past few months have been endlessly busy, but extremely productive, full of pattern explorations, painting, drawing, photography, sewing, and collaboration.

I'm happy to announce that my pattern design, based on photographs of bike chains and other mechanical objects, arranged in a fleur de lis / damask pattern is being considered as  an upholstery jacquard fabric for the new DEC building at Philadelphia University. The second round of judging will continue over the winter after samples of woven fabric are made!

Fingers crossed!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Underwater Drawings

I'm creating a new series of patterns based on a concept I've named "Imitation Temptation": One of the patterns use these drawings of undersea volcanoes, coral reefs, and poisonous fish. Other patterns use painted snakes and candy, drawn mushrooms, and weird paisleys. Finished work soon to follow!


Natural Dye Workshop with Kelly Cobb

Design Philadelphia is a great opportunity to learn new things! This past weekend, I went to a compost dye workshop, held by the lovely, Kelly Cobb! We learned about different ways of dyeing with natural material (sourced directly from Greensgrow Farm) from solar, fermentation, to compost dyeing! My favorite part was learning hapa zome - which is basically just beating the natural dye into your fabric. It's a satisfying way to dye! (No pun intended, really!)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September is for Florals

I've been combining hand painted material with the digital process and came up with a few new patterns:


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer Internship 2011

I had an internship this past summer at Anthropologie, making displays at the Wayne, PA store. I loved every minute of every day there. I would be incredibly happy to wake up every morning to make displays for one of their stores! I'm sad that the summer is over, but hopeful for the new projects coming up!

Some of the projects I was involved with:


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wild Countryside

This past summer, I spent a lot of my free time on nights and weekends hunched over on the floor painting this giant 50" x 50" piece with gouache! It took up all of my floor space, but was well worth it.

I've decided to start making separate colorways for past designs and mapping into spaces in the near future. Look out for it!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Geometric Abstractions

Final Critique in my Design Studio class ended last week! What a relief! I'm going to be able to get some travel time in before the Fall semester starts. Until then, here are some of the last pattern designs from the summer. They are abstracted images from observational drawings.

From a close up view of a multi-tool:

From a box full of skeleton keys:

I'm currently in the process of digitizing a giant hand painted 46"x48" pattern. It was hours of mixing gouache, painting on my floor (the only space big enough to do the work!), and hard work, but well worth the effort. I've scanned all the pieces in and now I'll have to tile the images and reconstruct the whole thing in Adobe Illustrator. More soon!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Brimfield Market, Massachusetts

I went to Providence, RI this past weekend and my friend took me to an amazing antique market in Massachusetts! There was everything under the sun there, including, but not limited to amazing mantlepieces, antique hardware, jewelry supplies, and I bought an awesome new tool: a hatchet/hammer/crowbar.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lightness and Weight opened last Friday

My submission for the show is a screenprint on tracing paper, paper, and a transparency. Real life photoshop.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend of Markets

This weekend was packed with the crafty shows: Flag Day Festival in front of the Betsy Ross House was quite an event! It was my first official craft show and I had all of my goods displayed under a tent (which came in handy when a quick rainstorm came through!)

Print your own t-shirt along with my other wares of the day

There were so many different people there, from craft vendors to street performers. I loved the guy in the next tent in front of the Betsy Ross House. They hired a soap sculptor to recreate Betsy's likeliness in soap. The excess soap was given away for donation towards the Betsy Ross House.

Awesome Mustache Soap Sculptor


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer is for Studio Daze

This is the first time that I've had so much uninterrupted time to work in the studio and it feels GREAT. I've been juggling multiple projects like making a piece for the Lightness and Weight show put together by the Soapbox Gallery and making a ton of stuff for the Flag Day Festival in Old City on Saturday.

Today, I've been dying fabric and articles of clothing, sorting out materials for the print-your-own table I'll set up on Saturday, and printing on fabric!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

See the 2011 Sketchbook Project online!

The sketchbook I submitted for the Art House Co-op's 2011 Sketchbook Project has been digitized!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Strange Garden Color Board

The color board for "Strange Garden", which is the fresh garden with an Alice in Wonderland twist. The board is made of layers of imagery that stick out. The orange and green protrude from the board the most, the blues are a second layer, and then acid pink and yellows are the bottom layer.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Does this screen print look like the sketch?

print on fabric


pastel on paper