I learned techniques with using pieces of Styrofoam from a cup with itself to make a piece. I did not learn any new skill or talent because I did not have many ideas of how to use it or techniques for using Styrofoam.
Engage & Persist:
A challenge I ran into was thinking of what to do. I experimented with taking pieces off and putting them together through slots in the sides and ended up with a shape resembling a cartoony space blaster. The final result was an unexpected turn that came from previously stated experimentation.
I stepped back and reflected on my work after putting the pieces in place and noticing the resemblance to a blaster. Reflecting helped me by giving me a direction to go with my art. I discovered that I can adapt my art even if I don't quite know what I am doing.