theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7829 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7829 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Working away in my studio on new books! Themes for the next ones: dance, weather, friendship and marine archeology.
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus, CBC, Canadian Children's Book Centre and 49th Shelf this year!

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Working away in my studio on new books! Themes for the next ones: dance, weather, friendship and marine archeology.
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus, CBC, Canadian Children's Book Centre and 49th Shelf this year!

Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay

Brothers
$21.23
The Wave 12x16
$36.95
A Day to Celebrate LARGE
$36.95
Miriam's Dollhouse
$21.23
Peter's Lookout
$21.23
Collecting Kindling - From the Grimm Series
$21.23
The Weather Minders 16x20
$69.19
Triptych Little by Little LARGE
$77.05
The Navigators - LARGE print by Elly MacKay
$36.95
Floating gently...
$18.87
Love is a place
$18.87
Mountains in the Sea
$21.23
The Weather Minders - horizontal version
$21.23
Endless Everchanging Clouds
$21.23
When Summer Leaves small print
$18.87
Dusk
$22.01
Cloud Watchers
$21.23
Between Tides
$35.38
Mountains in the Sea LARGE
$36.95
A Day to Celebrate
$18.87
Rocket to the Moon
$36.95
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Nelly

Nelly on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful. Great colours. Fast shipping. We are very happy.

Nelly

Nelly on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my favourite. Great piece of art.

Nelly

Nelly on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful. Great colours. Fast shipping. We are very happy.

Nelly

Nelly on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful. Great colours. Fast shipping. We are very happy.

Nelly

Nelly on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful. Great colours. Fast shipping. We are very happy.

Jen Lopez

Jen Lopez on Feb 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ethereal, soft and child like. I love her work!

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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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    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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