theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7782 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7782 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2837)

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2016

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The Weather Minders 16x20
$67.85
The Weather Minders
$20.82
Up up and away
$18.51
From the train window
$18.51
Floating gently...
$18.51
Mountains in the Sea
$20.82
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
$20.82
In his world, he was King... 16x20
$67.85
In Search of Atlantis
$20.82
Rocket to the Moon
$36.24
Brothers 16x20
$67.85
All through the winter
$20.82
She brought back a gift of the season...
$18.51
When Summer Leaves
$18.51
Between Tides
$34.70
We'll find a place by the water's edge.
$20.82
Ring of Starlings
$18.51
A long awaited rain
$18.51
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5 out of 5 stars
(2837)
Laura

Laura on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful pieces of art. I have admired this shop for quite some time, and I'm thrilled to finally have some of Elly's creations in my home. Bought as gifts for my girls and they add such character to their bedroom. The prints arrived carefully packaged, with a personalized note, and shipping was really quick. Would definitely shop here again, and highly recommend this shop!

Laura

Laura on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful pieces of art. I have admired this shop for quite some time, and I'm thrilled to finally have some of Elly's creations in my home. Bought as gifts for my girls and they add such character to their bedroom. The prints arrived carefully packaged, with a personalized note, and shipping was really quick. Would definitely shop here again, and highly recommend this shop!

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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

    Owner, Maker

    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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