I am self-proclaimed NOT a visual artist. I have recently been allowing myself to explore working with pastels and mandalas, more abstract patterns without attempting "real life" objects.
Needless to say, this class was a CHALLENGE. I got mad and frustrated VERY frequently. I'm so displeased by my results, BUT the most important thing for me here was, as you said in the first exercise, Ria, to keep working beyond the fear. I'm trying not to judge myself or the results too much for all the things I feel and think, but below, find the results of me working through challenge.
This is very raw and makes me feel very vulnerable ;)