I'm not certain what finally made me pick it up again, it might have been the bright sunny day, but whatever it was I was back at the art project all day long. The project doesn't have to be completed until the summer so I've been kind of laissez-faire about the whole thing. The last time I worked on it, before the holidays, I thought I was done with the prototype. I figured the next time I picked it up it would be for a final pattern adjustment and just making up the pieces. Instead the time away allowed me to look at the whole thing with fresh eyes and realize that I was most certainly not done.
My part in this project was given certain parameters to work within. I needed to create something a certain size and shape to be added to the final project. When I worked on it before that was all I did, I used existing patterns as a base and adapted them only as needed to fit. What I didn't do was add 'me' to the project. When I looked at it yesterday I knew I needed to add elements that meant something and contributed to the theme of the project as well as made the pieces distinctively mine.
That might not get done today though as I do have a couple of smaller pieces that need remaking today and they'll be my first tasks after schooling wraps today. I am feeling really good about the art project changes though, so there's a good chance I'll actually want to get back to that and at least get it started today. It should be another sunny day as well so I have high hopes all around.