theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 8056 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 8056 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2910)

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Note from shop owner Hello hello! I will be on a break until Friday, July 28th. Have a wonderful summer.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Have a wonderful week.
~Elly

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

Hello hello! I will be on a break until Friday, July 28th. Have a wonderful summer.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Have a wonderful week.
~Elly

Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay

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5 out of 5 stars
(2910)
NancyBlu

NancyBlu on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely print and great service, as always. Love this one especially now that I am a new mom. <3

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

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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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