Several people in my life tell me that I need to take more time off from work. They're probably right. I had an opportunity to stay home for part of the day today after I dropped the kids off, so I took it. Other than grading papers and prepping (and administering and grading) a final exam, my academic semester is over. My computer models are now running around the clock, I don't need to pack up my office to move to our new space for a couple more weeks, most of the components of my research agenda are now more-or-less under control, and it hasn't yet broken 100 degrees here. So it was a good time to take a few hours of daylight to do something other than archaeology.
This is the rabbit sculpture I'm working on. It's made out of bits and pieces of junk that I've collected over the years. I'm a crappy, self-taught welder, but I don't care. My sculptures don't have to move or float or be transported by airplane, so as long as everything holds together the roughness and weight don't matter.