The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
Likewise, when our lives and homes are simplified — when the unnecessary clutter and pointless tasks have all been chipped away — we are left with the essential beauty of life and of ourselves.
Be the sculptor of your own life, chip away the parts not needed.
What remains shall be beautiful.
The above photograph, and those that follow, were taken during my trip to Prague, where I was fascinated by the unique surfaces on some of the buildings.
The designs on these walls were made using the technique of sgraffito, a method of etching away plaster to reveal another color under the surface.
Amazing isn’t it?