theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 8673 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 8673 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(3075)

Announcement   Red Sky At Night, my next picture book comes out this May! - It is a Junior Library Guild Selection! https://www.amazon.com/Red-Sky-Night-Elly-Mackay/dp/1101917830/
Waltz of the Snowflakes is also a Junior Library Guild Selection and has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. Find it on Indigo, Amazon and your local bookstore.

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Last updated on 25 Apr, 2018

Red Sky At Night, my next picture book comes out this May! - It is a Junior Library Guild Selection! https://www.amazon.com/Red-Sky-Night-Elly-Mackay/dp/1101917830/
Waltz of the Snowflakes is also a Junior Library Guild Selection and has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. Find it on Indigo, Amazon and your local bookstore.

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Rebecca

Rebecca on 16 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I knew when I redecorated my bedroom that I'd have to get another theaterclouds print to complement my new space, and I just love the sense of a sheltered, safe, mysterious hiding place this painting gives. Perfect!

maretl

maretl on 14 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and dreamy. The photograph does not do the work justice. The seller added a card as a gift, which was nice, and the shipping was quicker than expected. I would definitely order from this artist again.

Renee Cool

Renee Cool on 13 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This picture is absolutely gorgeous!! It arrived in perfect condition & I can’t wait to hang it in my home.

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About

A little world made of paper

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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