As I continue taking lessons from Sabrina, I am always surprised by what emerges by the end of my session. I always start out feeling a bit helpless. But once I take on the assignment for the day -- and say "no, no, no!" to that curmudgeonly critic in my head -- something kind of takes over. The thing I create is not necessarily outstanding on its own, but increasingly I see how it's all part of the process of learning how to paint and draw.