Monday, 30 July 2012

Scenes from a weekend

So, whilst most grown ups I know had plenty of very important things to do this weekend, I spent my Saturday evening making my first batch of French macaroons (or is it macarons?) and practicing flicky eyeliner. The macaroons were a bit lumpy but they tasted good. I still cannot perfect the art of the eyeliner flick. I have an art degree. I paint pictures in a notoriously difficult medium that requires patience and a very steady hand. WHY CAN'T I DO FLICKY EYELINER FOR GOD'S SAKE??!!

After an hour or so of pondering, I came up with this answer: I usually paint on a fairly expensive watercolour paper. My eyelid is not a smooth sheet of paper. It is rough terrain. This may take some time.

1 comment:

  1. Perfecting flicky eyeliner sounds like an important thing to be doing to me. I can only ever do the flicky bit but then my hand will wobble and I end up with a big hump of eyeliner above my lashes, looking for all the world like a camel with a limp.
    I shall be a smudgy eyeliner person till the day they tell me I'm too old to, and then some.