Thursday, March 29, 2012

You wish it would never happen to you

[Stefan did such a nice job at our shoot this week, as always. This book is apt for now, called Resilience.] I was so excited last night when I felt like I was pretty on top of my workload, and went to bed happy that today's to do list was manageable. Sadly, I was wrong. It's past 3:30pm now and I have, since 9am, been dealing with identity theft issues. Turns out that someone filed a fraudulent tax return in my name and the IRS mailed them a check weeks ago. AGH! I've been in touch w/IRS, FTC, SSA, banks, credit card companies, the police, and credit reporting agencies. This was a very bad time for me to have broken the printer, too, so there was a lot of running back and forth to the library to print all manner of forms and reports.

Mostly, I wondered why people do things like this. I can't get my head around the ethical violations of this behavior at ALL. Needless to say, now my to do list is NOT manageable and I haven't even gotten my suitcase out to pack for my workshop this weekend. If you know anyone in the D.C. area who has no weekend plans yet, there are still a few spots left! [Scroll down for the info, which I'll paste below, too.]

Paper like Leather, Bark like Thread: Korean Paper Techniques

Date: Saturday, March 31, 10-4pm & Sunday, April 1, 10-4pm
Instructor: Aimee Lee
Tuition: $250 + $30 materials fee payable to the instructor
Enrollment: 4-8
Description: Korean papermaking has a history almost as long as papermaking itself. Korean paper, known as Hanji, is made from the inner bark of the Mulberry tree renowned for its long and strong fibers. This makes hanji ideal for an array of applications suitable for book and fiber arts. Students will add water to hanji to learn a felting and collage technique called joomchi, which results in textured paper that is ideal for textile work, light and durable book covers, and sculpture. Joomchi can also be modified to create varying thicknesses of hanji yarn. Using mulberry bark, students will also learn to make thread for decorative bindings, weaving or installation. As time allows, students will learn how to cord and weave hanji (called jiseung in Korean) to create woven pieces. Be prepared to work hard and walk away with a wide array of samples and new techniques!


  1. oh, SHIT, aimee. i can't believe it. that's AWFULL!

  2. aghhhh! how yuck! (the identity theft bit - not the description of your forthcoming class which sounds divine!) I hope you get on top of things soon (how stressful!)

  3. OMG, that's HORRIBLE! A tax return?! I am speechless.

    Have a great workshop...


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