I remember Robin from when I was first learning about Second Life and how to build and texture things. She now has a new 3 part video tutorial out. These tutorials are nice because she starts at the beginning and explains all the basic concepts of how mesh objects work in SL. I think these are the best tutorials for anyone getting started that has never used a 3D modeling program.
Inara Pey posted the tutorials on her blog in: Mesh in SL: a tutorial by Robin Sojourner.
You can find other Sojourner tutorials listed on her Wiki User Profile.
If you are considering a wiki profile check out my: Second Life Users and Micro Bloggers.