I recently attended a Christi Friesen Workshop in Columbiana OH. She is funny and very down-to-earth and gives classes around the world.
There were about 30 of us in the class. She demonstrated projects three times to groups of 10. I would try to get in the first group and then start making what was demonstrated. I would come to a point that I forgot the next step. By that time the third group was up front. I would stand behind the group listening then sit down and finish. I loved her teaching methods. I don't have to think my pieces have to be perfect - they are perfect however I finish them.
My favorite piece I made is the lion head. I put a pinback on him and love wearing it. Here a few of the pieces I made.