theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7873 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7873 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!

Announcement

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

Bells and Whistles
$34.63
Miriam's Dollhouse
$20.78
The Weather Minders 16x20
$67.72
Brothers
$20.78
Somewhere on an island in Maine
$41.56
A Day to Celebrate LARGE
$36.17
Cloud Watchers
$20.78
All through the winter
$20.78
Shadow Play
$20.78
Between Tides
$34.63
A Day to Celebrate
$18.47
Ring of Starlings
$18.47
A swim before sundown... 16x20
$67.72
Big Bay
$20.78
Solo - print by Elly MacKay
$20.78
A long awaited rain
$18.47
The Cartographer
$20.78
Endless Everchanging Clouds
$20.78
Mountains in the Sea LARGE
$36.17
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
$20.78
The Navigators - LARGE print by Elly MacKay
$36.17
In Search of Atlantis
$20.78
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heidisbeads

heidisbeads on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Elly's work is truly amazing! It has a dream like quality that is restful. I love it!!

Ashli Melder

Ashli Melder on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this so much! It brightens up any room! It truly is a beautiful piece of art work, and I ordered it to cheer up my dorm; and it so does! Every time I look at it I just smile because of how beautiful it is ❤

fabrussel

fabrussel on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's magical, enchanting; I really love it and can't wait for Christmas 2017:)

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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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