I've always been clumsy. (Not a speck of rhythm. I careen around, launching myself against inanimate objects. Some yield, some do not.)
This morning I tried to apply gold foil to canvas. Never have I felt so awkward. I succeeded in gilding myself, my rug, my burnishing brushes, my computer and everything else within 6 feet of the canvas. How does one transfer micron-thin gold leaf to canvas evenly?