theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7789 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7789 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

Triptych Little by Little
$47.33
Oh, where will you travel to...
$35.69
The Cartographer
$20.95
Embers - 8x12 or 8x10 print by Elly MacKay
$20.95
Close your eyes and I'll take you to the moon...
$20.95
All through the winter
$20.95
Collecting Kindling - From the Grimm Series
$20.95
Mountains in the Sea
$20.95
The Weather Minders
$20.95
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
$20.95
In Search of Atlantis
$20.95
We'll find a place by the water's edge.
$20.95
Miriam's Dollhouse
$20.95
Cloud Watchers
$20.95
The Heron's Hermitage
$20.95
Brothers
$20.95
Big Bay
$20.95
Shadow Play
$20.95
Solo - print by Elly MacKay
$20.95
When it is rainy and grey...
$20.95
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daphneadora

daphneadora on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second time purchasing from theaterclouds and I will be back again. Her artwork is beautiful and carefully packaged for shipping so it arrives pristine.

daphneadora

daphneadora on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves it.

sbaickermckee

sbaickermckee on Jan 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Although the shipping took a while (understandable with customs), it arrived in perfect condition, and is so beautiful it's hard to believe. Elly MacKay is amazing! Well worth every penny and the wait for 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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    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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