This is what happens when you are late for my class.
I'm kidding of course.
Some days are better than others. Last Thursday was a perfectly good day. It was the last day of Tue/Thu classes and my students were scrambling to put the finishing touches on their projects. That's a joke too....the truth is many of them were just starting to work on their final project. As I was gleefully encouraging each one to work, work, work, I noticed a couple of students headed toward the door. I told them that sculptors did not need to take breaks and asked where they were going. They said they were going to smash a car with a hammer. I instantly fell in behind them knowing that my day was probably about to get even better.
The student affairs people had arranged for a car to be donated for a stress relief project. Students were encouraged to de-stress by taking turns pounding on the car with a sledge hammer. I watched as large framed guys pecked at the fenders with the heavy hammer and small, stress filled ladies struggled to swing the hammer hard enough to hit the car. I know I'm supposed to be more professional, but the 12 year old boy in me came out and I jumped at the chance to take a shot at the car.
I'm lucky enough to have my own sledge hammer and to have about 30 years of experience using one. I love to smash things with it. This may even be an understatement.
One of my students was kind enough to take a series of photos with my phone. If you look carefully you can see the roof of the car sink through the series. On swing number four I tore through the sheet metal and make a 6 inch hole in the roof. It felt amazing.
Thursday was a very good day.