theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada | 9008 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 9008 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (3157)

Announcement   Note: Canada Post service has resumed but due to the back log, there may be some delays in shipping. Thank you for your patience!
Red Sky At Night, my next picture book is now out! - It is a Junior Library Guild Selection! https://www.amazon.ca/Red-Sky-Night-Elly-Mackay/dp/1101917830/
Listed in the New York Times article - New Enchanting Picture Books (May, 2018)
Starred Reviews in Booklist and Quill and Quire. Hope you will check it out. <3

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Last updated on Nov 27, 2018

Note: Canada Post service has resumed but due to the back log, there may be some delays in shipping. Thank you for your patience!
Red Sky At Night, my next picture book is now out! - It is a Junior Library Guild Selection! https://www.amazon.ca/Red-Sky-Night-Elly-Mackay/dp/1101917830/
Listed in the New York Times article - New Enchanting Picture Books (May, 2018)
Starred Reviews in Booklist and Quill and Quire. Hope you will check it out. <3

Elly MacKay

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A little world made of paper

I make miniature worlds out of paper. I ink up a paper called Yupo paper, cut it into layers and set inside a miniature theater. I play with the lighting, and adjust the elements and then photograph the scenes. I often take 50 or more photos to get the one I am looking for.
I discovered working in this way through making tunnel books. They are a Victorian invention that a member of the Movable Book Society introduced me to as a teen. I made dozens, and began making dioramas too with cams, levers and light.
After the birth of my daughter I thought it would be fun to make some again and explained my idea to my husband. He surprised me with a miniature theater for Christmas! It was perfect. I have been making the photographs I sell here at Theater Clouds now for the last 3 years in this way. I have also made some into permanent pieces, some into illustrations for books, and some into installations. And... soon I hope some very rudimentary animations.
To see works in progress, keep in touch through my blog, website and new Facebook page - Theater Clouds.
Keep an eye open for my books too! www.ellymackay.com
Thanks! Elly

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    http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-theater-clouds/ Here are some of my books: If You Hold A Seed Shadow Chasers Butterfly Park Maya Beach Baby Fall Leaves Covers Anne of Green Gables Series Emily of New Moon Series A Most Magical Girl

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