People start lining up in the morning to have their photo taken at this unique geographic location. I am always amazed how polite and orderly we can be as a group of human beings. Everyone takes a turn and usually the next person in line snaps the photo.
Even Bailey and I got into the act.
And the sunrise here does not disappoint.
I spent a day using Lumiere paints to create the fabric for the sun rising over the ocean. I played with both dry and wet white cotton fabric, first painting the sky and ocean, leaving space for the sun and it's reflection.
I let this dry and heat set it and added the yellow paint.
I was not happy with the results. The paint just bled into the other colors, even though I heat set it. (I later read that there is a resist that you can apply to the fabric to prevent bleeding.)
This led me to creating the sunrise and the ocean separately and then creating the sun as a fusible applique.
I didn't really want to spend the time to recreate the buoy. My goal is to finish my block in a day. So I went shopping and bought this cold drink can cozy. It's foam rubber.
I cut out the buoy and whipstitiched it to the background. Why not?