theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7700 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7700 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2818)

theaterclouds is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello hello! The shop will be on a break for a few days while I fill orders and meet a book deadline. It will reopen soon.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
~Elly

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

Hello hello! The shop will be on a break for a few days while I fill orders and meet a book deadline. It will reopen soon.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
~Elly

Elly MacKay

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5 out of 5 stars
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suburbanmermaid

suburbanmermaid on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and creative. Elly is so kind. Highly recommended seller!

suburbanmermaid

suburbanmermaid on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a magical image that evokes warmth and beauty. Simply beautiful!

Vanessa Espinosa

Vanessa Espinosa on Nov 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fell in love with this image about a year ago. Although it was no longer available as an option to buy from shop this year. I reached out to Elly and she immediately made it available for me online and shipped it out soon after our transaction was complete. This is the second print I've purchased and I'm thrilled with both the artwork and the wonderful customer service.

4monkeys

4monkeys on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning artwork and photography! Love, love, love!

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About

A World Inside A Paper Theater

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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  • Elly MacKay

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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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