Michaelangelo is famous for saying, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”
Who knows if he actually said it. But the lesson still holds true. That each of us has beauty inside us waiting to be exposed.
But the hard work for any sculptor, and any other artist for that matter, is that you can’t actually see the lines that need to be drawn. You can’t see where to carve or chisel, you have to imagine it.
Imagine and then hope that your work will actually become a reflection of it.