First I took this Udemy Course for Blender for Beginners, where I learned about materials and modeling. Highly recommend if you want to get into Blender and don't know where to start.
Ended up creating this as a part of the class:
Now I'm trying to just embark on my own and make my own models. As a part of that, I also am using the Blender Encyclopedia Course on Udemy to get exposed to all of the features and more details not covered in that shorter original course.
I thought I would try modeling furniture in my living room. Definitely a WIP in progress but it was good practice:
Then I thought it would be interesting to take Mighty Citizen's logo and see if there was any cool modeling I could do with that: