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theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7722 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7722 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2823)

Announcement   Canada Post suggests Dec. 12th as the last day for orders in Canada and the US to arrive for Christmas so my last day taking orders will be Dec. 11th. Wishing you all a great holiday!
Maya and Beach Baby, my new books are now available in stores!
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus and 49th Shelf this year!

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

Canada Post suggests Dec. 12th as the last day for orders in Canada and the US to arrive for Christmas so my last day taking orders will be Dec. 11th. Wishing you all a great holiday!
Maya and Beach Baby, my new books are now available in stores!
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus and 49th Shelf this year!

Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay

A long awaited rain
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He began to count
$21.03
Leaves on the Lake
$21.03
Quiet Companions
$21.03
Blue Waters
$21.03
Wed in the night garden Art Print to celebrate
$21.03
Early Morning Ride
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5 out of 5 stars
(2823)
Sarah Fenico

Sarah Fenico on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable! Thank you so much!

Sarah Fenico

Sarah Fenico on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A lovely piece. Thank you.

justhompson

justhompson on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another truly beautiful print, this one I purchased as a gift. It was packaged very carefully and fast shipping. I highly recommend this seller 😊. I will be ordering more in future!

justhompson

justhompson on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful print, I'm very happy with it. It has a lovely ethereal quality to it. Print was packaged very carefully. 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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