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Featured Seller: Theater Clouds

Nov 9, 2011

by theaterclouds

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello everyone, my name is Elly MacKay, a.k.a. Theater Clouds. I make little worlds out of paper and photograph them. I was raised in an old church in Big Bay. It is a beautiful spot below the bluffs on the edge of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. I went to university out in Halifax, where I met my wonderful husband. We now live with our daughter (and soon a son) in a little brick house by the harbour in Owen Sound. I am due any day now!

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
M days are spent with my little girl, Lily. As any parent knows, life is so busy with a 3-year-old child, so most of the hobbies I have now are things Lily can do with me. We like to garden, read children’s stories, make up our own stories, dance, go for walks and meet friends, and bake cupcakes and cookies.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
The title of my memoir would be, In Her Hand She Held Both Rhinestones and Stars. I am a daydreamer, but I also feel lucky to have the life I do.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I found my inspiration through playing with Victorian inventions. I love tunnel books, magic lanterns, stereoscopes, paper theaters, and zoetropes — they are so magical. My daughter inspires the stories my images tell. In some ways I feel I’ve entered a second childhood and I’m able to see the world through her eyes. She sees the world in such a fantastical way. The other day she made little parcels for the spider that has taken up residence in our bathroom.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade means made with hand and heart.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
I think we absorb things from the people around us. My grandmother was a painter and my parents are both makers, too. My father is a potter and photographer and my mother an author and artist. They influenced me to become a maker. It seemed like a natural occupation to go into. However, when I was a teen my mother took me on a train trip through the United States to meet members of the Movable Book Society. That was a turning point for me. I began making dioramas with moving parts and selling them at a gallery in Toronto. The little worlds I make now are a return to working in this way.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I’ve always loved making things.

How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process usually begins with an idea and title; the image follows close behind. I have a big whiteboard in my studio and I play with themes — weather, creatures, botany, etc. I do really loose drawings there. I keep them up for a while to see what comes from them. I love experimenting as well…. I make a few cut elements from yupo paper and ink or play with the ones I “store” on the wall. Once I have enough layers I begin to install them in my theater. I use filters of coloured tissue to create a distant landscape or clouds and then I take many, many photos of the scene, changing little things here or there.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would like to visit David Hoffos’s studio. He combines video and dioramas. The worlds he makes are so intriguing, eerie and lovely. I would also like to see how Yuriy Norshteyn works. He does paper cut animations, layering his figures and backgrounds on different layers of glass.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
My most cherished handmade possession is my miniature theater that my husband sweetly made for me at Christmas two years ago. The theater is exactly as I imagined. He is a woodworker and took such care in making it — there are even little holes in the sides so that I can string wires and it is open on the sides so that I can add extra lighting.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I get out of my creative ruts by making and making. I expect that I won’t like anything I do for the first couple of days, but then something happens and suddenly I have ideas again. I also turn to making scenes with my little boats…. It is relaxing, playful and a good way to meditate on other things that I would like to create.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Well, I’d like to be doing what I am doing now, and taking the odd adventure — perhaps a family trip to Spain or a year on a houseboat? I’d like to work on some children’s books, create some animation and just live a creative life. My husband and I talk of what we want in 40 years. We imagine an arts center with a kinetic sculpture garden out in Big Bay. It’s fun to dream about.

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567 comments

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 5 years ago

    Wow, we adore your work. Delicate and incredibly beautiful!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Amazing, what a talent! I am blown away by the beauty and intricacy in your work..

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 5 years ago

    I have always admired your shop! Beautiful and very creative work! Congrats on the feature!

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 5 years ago

    Wow, your work is amazing. Such detail and so beautiful. Congratulations on the feature spot, well deserved!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 5 years ago

    Your shop has been a favorite from the beginning! Such amazing work. Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • violintide

    violintide said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • vintristing

    vintristing said 5 years ago

    Have admired your shop for a long while!! Congratulations on the feature!!

  • BooandBooFactory

    BooandBooFactory said 5 years ago

    I have adored your shop for some time and I have to say that I love your creations! Congrats!

  • minouette

    minouette said 5 years ago

    I find the worlds you create inspiring and love looking at them. The combination of the paper work and the delicate play of light is really special. They do seem otherworldly.

  • vintageclothingstore

    vintageclothingstore said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Love your work! Congrats!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shop! I love your prints! Congratulations on the feature.

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Elly - I'm a long-time fan of yours!!

  • Verluisant

    Verluisant said 5 years ago

    Love your work, especially the light and the dreamy atmosphere !

  • JewelryBySS

    JewelryBySS said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature interview and the wonderful addition of your new son to your growing family!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! And congrats and good luck with your growing family!

  • GlitzGlitter

    GlitzGlitter said 5 years ago

    Your shop is incredible! I am so happy for you, congrats!!

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica said 5 years ago

    I adore your shop, well deserved feature! Congrats!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 5 years ago

    I saw this coming of course, you have such a unique shop and outstanding work. Congratulations!

  • phydeauxdesigns

    phydeauxdesigns said 5 years ago

    I am SO glad to see you here, Elly! Your work is so magical and beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay said 5 years ago

    Love your dreamy work! Congrats :)

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 5 years ago

    I've been a huge fan of your shop for some time now...LOVE your work! Congrats on the feature! You deserve it! Love and Light to all! ~Jess

  • bbrunophotography

    bbrunophotography said 5 years ago

    Elly, this single comment tells me everything I need to know about you. You said that "handmade" means "made with hands and HEART". So very true. Your work is amazing. Such details...but now that I understand your heart for it and the role that plays in your creations, it puts me in absolute awe of the process you go through. Wonderful portrait. I really enjoyed reading about your life.

  • StudioSeventyFive

    StudioSeventyFive said 5 years ago

    I've been a fan of your shop for a while and instantly feel transported to a peaceful place when looking at your beautiful work. Congrats on the feature!!

  • jennyleefowler

    jennyleefowler said 5 years ago

    Always love the tenderness in your creations. What a special art center that might be!

  • Dalim

    Dalim said 5 years ago

    Wow! So happy to see you here! I've always admired your shop and items! Congrats!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Woooooow!!!!!

  • PosyPop

    PosyPop said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I love your work...you are one of the best of Etsy!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    congrats!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    Such magical creations! You must have a wonderful imagination! Congrats on the feature!

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 5 years ago

    Thank you Etsy Friends!

  • lindamonfort

    lindamonfort said 5 years ago

    Your work is wonderfully dreamy and imaginative! Congrats!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Your work is so unique, the images are so magical and ethereal, you have one of the shops that always comes to mind when I think of Etsy.

  • CalviRee

    CalviRee said 5 years ago

    love, love, love your work....beautiful!!!

  • dorothydomingo

    dorothydomingo said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your work is so magical and inspiring!

  • Monicaj

    Monicaj said 5 years ago

    Amazing, inspiring work! Congratulations!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 5 years ago

    your art is totally stunning. it's perfect for a children's book! hope you join one of the professional organizations such as the society of children's book writers & illustrators so you can hook up with publishers.

  • mairitales

    mairitales said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your work! :D So dreamy

  • AliceCloset

    AliceCloset said 5 years ago

    I love this seller!!! Her works are STUNNING!

  • dressurdolly2

    dressurdolly2 said 5 years ago

    One of my most favorite shops on Etsy! Great to see you featured!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 5 years ago

    So magic and beautiful! If you ever go to a family trip to Spain, you are welcome to our home! :) xx

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    One of favorite shops !! Congrats !!!!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Your work is just amazing! Such talent!!! Wow. Congrats on the feature seller!!! =) Love your shop!

  • TinyArtbyJMullin

    TinyArtbyJMullin said 5 years ago

    Mixed-Media photography, such an ingenious idea! Your work has such a strong whimsical, otherworldly quality. Kudos.

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 5 years ago

    Beautiful interview! Your work is wonderful, congrats!

  • econica

    econica said 5 years ago

    "In some ways I feel I’ve entered a second childhood and I’m able to see the world through her eyes." - that's it! ...so happy to read someone put this feeling into words. This is exactly how I feel when I am playing with my kids.

  • ShuggleBunny

    ShuggleBunny said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, Elly! So proud of you!

  • econica

    econica said 5 years ago

    I loved your shop for so long. I can look at your beautiful images forever.

  • sweetmixcreations

    sweetmixcreations said 5 years ago

    I was so happy to see you were the featured seller! I've loved your work for a while now. It takes me right back to childhood and the imaginary worlds I read about in storybooks. Your work really is amazing and I definitely plan to own one of your pieces one day. The only problem is, which to choose!

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 5 years ago

    You have the most wonderful imagination of a child. So so nice!!!!

  • whimsypie

    whimsypie said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Elly! Your art is AMAZING, I'm so happy for you!

  • 2BlackCats

    2BlackCats said 5 years ago

    I just went through and favorited about 20 things in your shop! Unfortunately, I don't have enough wall or table space for everything, but I will be back to pick up a few items. Your work is amazing, such a dream-like quality. Congrats on the feature!

  • consentiodesign

    consentiodesign said 5 years ago

    It's fantastic to read your interview! Thanks for letting us glimpse into your creative life and thoughts. Your work is beautiful and very inspiring!!

  • CorinneLynae

    CorinneLynae said 5 years ago

    Wow! One of my favorite shops! I am so excited for you Elly! Your work is AMAZING.

  • MarthyMay

    MarthyMay said 5 years ago

    Enchanting!!! I have loved your work for some time! Good luck to you and continue the magic!

  • psyboom

    psyboom said 5 years ago

    I so love your work Elly! Congrats on the feature!

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 5 years ago

    So magical - love this - love your amazing work. I so agree - ' handmade means - made with hand and heart ' It is possible to get lost in a paper world where magic is made - you have picked a beautiful speciality - or I think really it had picked you !! Thank you for all the info - I am intrigued - and will look at all the links.

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 5 years ago

    I simply adore your work! Very smart, creative, unique and dreamy! Congrats on being featured seller!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 5 years ago

    Magnificent work! What a gift! Kudos to your mom for nurturing your talents. Best wishes to you and your family on your new little addition!

  • BigRockPaperCo

    BigRockPaperCo said 5 years ago

    I've always been a huge admirer of your work. Great job!!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Congrats Elly, a well deserved feature. I have been to where you live. It's beautiful ! I am delightfully surprised at how much you look like the girls in your work. So fun to put a face with a shop. All the best to you and your family.

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 5 years ago

    I have always loved your work~I also love seeing how you work~and reading your story! Congrats on being featured and on being a true creative original artist!

  • TheLonelyHeart

    TheLonelyHeart said 5 years ago

    CONGRATS on featured seller! You so deserve it and you are insanely talented, beautiful work!!!!

  • RenaissanceDays

    RenaissanceDays said 5 years ago

    Love your work. Very creative!

  • JKphotography

    JKphotography said 5 years ago

    Absolutely love your work. Congrats on this feature!!

  • FadedRoseFactory

    FadedRoseFactory said 5 years ago

    Lovely article! Your work is dreamy! Congratulations! :)

  • ColorMeFabricbyNikki

    ColorMeFabricbyNikki said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! So excited that you got featured!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 5 years ago

    awesome shop!! Elly your work is amazing!!

  • MarshaNealStudio

    MarshaNealStudio said 5 years ago

    Wonderful Feature Elly!!! Your work has such life to it in so many inspiring and beautiful ways… Congrats on expecting your second child (and may your delivery be wonderful!). I am excited to see what adventures he brings to your life in the way that only a son can. And to see how the interaction between your children influence your work as the years come to pass… Fantastic!!!

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 5 years ago

    Just brilliant!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 5 years ago

    Amazing. Congrats!

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette said 5 years ago

    I have been a long time fan of her work! So happy to see her as a featured seller so more people are aware of the beauty she creates! Lovely!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 5 years ago

    Cheers to Elly! Love your work and still waiting for the release of cards--your images would be so great for holidays, hellos, and so on :) Well deserved, congrats!

  • StrandRedesign

    StrandRedesign said 5 years ago

    I love your work!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Your work is fantabulous! Congrats on being featured and good luck with your dreamy endeavor.

  • ArtByKristin

    ArtByKristin said 5 years ago

    What a gifted and talented artist! Your work is amazing, congrats on the feature!! And congrats on your soon to be expanded family! :)

  • BiloxiHousewife

    BiloxiHousewife said 5 years ago

    Love your shop!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    so MAGICAL! I really loved your creations. It is like a fairy tale almost :) Congraulations to you Elly!

  • bstudio

    bstudio said 5 years ago

    Such a talent! I have long admired Elly's wonderful work!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    I've been a BIG fan of your work for a while now. I'm so glad to see you here! Congrats! And I can't wait to see what children's books you come out with. Those will be amazing. Good luck!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful! Congrats!

  • efratdeutsch

    efratdeutsch said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, so magical and dreamy!

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 5 years ago

    Just...oh....ah...I'm lost for words-gorgeous!

  • Plushable

    Plushable said 5 years ago

    This is simply charming! Your work is so beautiful and magical. I'm inlove :)

  • MadeMerriShop

    MadeMerriShop said 5 years ago

    Your work is absolutey exquisite..I could stare and dream for days... Congrats on the feature and the coming addition to your family!

  • bigmelittleworld

    bigmelittleworld said 5 years ago

    absolutely amazing !!!! lv your shop congratulations warmly, susan @ bigmnelittleworld.etsy.com

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 5 years ago

    I've always been a huge fan of your work, so wonderful to see you here! Super congrats on both this great feature and for your soon-to-come baby boy, so much excitement :)

  • sweetanddirtys

    sweetanddirtys said 5 years ago

    such a beautiful, wonderful world you create. Love this, such a well deserved feature, many congrats to you!

  • vinestomp

    vinestomp said 5 years ago

    I am completely smitten. Thank you for sharing your genius.

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 5 years ago

    Your work just leaves me speechless! I'm in awe. I find myself stepping into your scenes and getting wonderfully lost along the way as I daydream. What a fabulous little world you've created! Bravo!

  • frenchscript

    frenchscript said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing. I love the dreamy quality of each creation.

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 5 years ago

    Would love to step into your fantasy worlds, the best of dreams.

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 5 years ago

    Simply gorgeous art work! Congratulations!!!

  • oktak

    oktak said 5 years ago

    Your work is just magical. Congrats on a well-deserved feature!!

  • thurzty14

    thurzty14 said 5 years ago

    Your little one will be so very lucky to even have inherited a tenth of your creativity. Stunning work! Congrats :)

  • CreaShines

    CreaShines said 5 years ago

    Congrats Elly! I've been a huge fan of your beautiful art :)

  • warmpersonality

    warmpersonality said 5 years ago

    Yay! One of my long time favorites. Congrats on your feature. Your work is stunning. Each time I visit your shop I loose track of time looking at all the lovely pieces. They have such a dream-like quality to them.

  • BirdiesCozyNest

    BirdiesCozyNest said 5 years ago

    Your work is so lovely.

  • vintagetouchjewelry

    vintagetouchjewelry said 5 years ago

    Oh, HOORAY!! I do so LOVE your work!!! :o) Excellent choice, Etsy! This lovely woman has such a gift! And now, back to read the article! Best wishes! Marguerite

  • vealkutlets

    vealkutlets said 5 years ago

    Didn't know it was possible, but I am now and even bigger fan of Theater Clouds. A wonderful interview!

  • thedreamygiraffe

    thedreamygiraffe said 5 years ago

    Your work is stunning and magical. How you actually create your pieces simply leaves me awestruck.

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 5 years ago

    Nice work :) love it!!

  • Harem6

    Harem6 said 5 years ago

    Welove your photographs !

  • Barnaclebags

    Barnaclebags said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Work! Just Lovely!

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 5 years ago

    Terrific work and article!

  • AmandaRaeK

    AmandaRaeK said 5 years ago

    Awesome to see you here! Congrats :)

  • mystichintime

    mystichintime said 5 years ago

    Wow what fabulous work! Best wishes to your new little man soon to join the world :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Your work is incredible!!! Such a beautiful shop! Congratulations and good luck with the new addition to your family!

  • noblegnome

    noblegnome said 5 years ago

    Fantastic. I've loved your work since day one and it's great to learn a little more about you!

  • OceanaireDreamer

    OceanaireDreamer said 5 years ago

    Elly, I have been a fan since coming on here on Etsy! Your work is so magical. I was so happy you got to be a featured seller. Learning a little more about you through the interview was very special. Congratulations on this and the birth of your new baby!♥

  • everythingok

    everythingok said 5 years ago

    *looks on with quiet awe*

  • wildfireatheart

    wildfireatheart said 5 years ago

    Very majestic work! Nice!

  • BlenderGallery

    BlenderGallery said 5 years ago

    Your work is dreamy and beautiful. Great Feature!!

  • faeriesbycindy

    faeriesbycindy said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Your prints are just lovely!

  • devikasart

    devikasart said 5 years ago

    LOVELY work and heart warming feature! I can tell you love what you do! congratulations!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    So awesome to get a glimpse at the artist behind the amazing shop! Love your creations ~ congrats on being FS!

  • namedesignstudio

    namedesignstudio said 5 years ago

    amazing work love your work and wishes to new little boy:)

  • BoutiqueBowsandMore

    BoutiqueBowsandMore said 5 years ago

    Wow! Amazing and beautiful work! Very unique and creative! I love the idea that you can photograph anything you imagine and create with paper! Congrats on the feature and soon-to-be baby boy!

  • Shoequeen1961

    Shoequeen1961 said 5 years ago

    Your work is so pure... I just love it!!! [and]; Take care of those babies! They grow up so fast!!! Congratulations on the interview, your awesome creativity and your growing family :-)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Wow how unique! Great to see photos of the process as well :D

  • LEFTright

    LEFTright said 5 years ago

    I've always admired your work, so much talent! congrats on the feature!

  • allibell

    allibell said 5 years ago

    Wow. I'm in awe of your work and am amazed that you can do all of this while at home with a 3-year-old daughter! They can be trouble, haha! Very encouraging to me- thanks for sharing.

  • marlenevergara

    marlenevergara said 5 years ago

    You are so amazing, Elly...Congratulations on the wonderful feature and your soon-to-be-born baby boy!

  • iloveinkling

    iloveinkling said 5 years ago

    we love your work!!! so glad to be able to enjoy it, congrats!

  • seaworthysend

    seaworthysend said 5 years ago

    Wow! So beautiful and unique. Thank you for sharing.

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 5 years ago

    ok, um, WOW! i'm not sure I've ever seen so many responses to a post in so short time. Congratulations on your blog feature!

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful. Congratulations!

  • QuirksAndCrafts

    QuirksAndCrafts said 5 years ago

    I love your work, pure magic!

  • stringmealong

    stringmealong said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. I am such a fan of your work, and it was wonderful to meet you through this interview.

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 5 years ago

    There seems to be a peace and a love in both your work in in your interview. It is rare indeed to read such a beautiful feature. Congratulations on your new baby and thank you for sharing your lovely work - it looks ethereal! Thea x x x

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 5 years ago

    super charming in every way! thank you for sharing such a nice slice. congratulations & welcome home to your fortunate son. sincerely, marcy

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 5 years ago

    Your art is wonderful! I have never seen anything like it! Congrats!!!

  • ashleyhdesigns

    ashleyhdesigns said 5 years ago

    such lovely work! so intricate and peaceful- you truly create little worlds to get lost in. all best for continued success, and warm wishes to your growing family!

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 5 years ago

    congratulations! well deserved. you do beautiful work.

  • macraMe

    macraMe said 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL artwork!!! Congratulations Elly!!!! :-) :-)

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your work is amazing Elly! Full of love and peace.

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • fiveforty

    fiveforty said 5 years ago

    Love, love, love your dreamy magical work, congratulations to you, this feature is well deserved!!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 5 years ago

    What a treat! You are so talented & what a lucky little girl your daughter is to have a Mom like you. I like how you use the word 'maker' too instead of artist (although you definately are an artist). Just great. Congratulations on the feature & continued success. : )

  • supplyanddetashroom

    supplyanddetashroom said 5 years ago

    One of my favourite sellers on Etsy!

  • fischtaledesigns

    fischtaledesigns said 5 years ago

    I so love your work....amazing! So out of the box!

  • PokeberryToyBox

    PokeberryToyBox said 5 years ago

    really love your work. :) So clean and fresh and clear visioned. :)

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats!

  • ScratchMade

    ScratchMade said 5 years ago

    Wow Elly! Truly amazing - such detail with teeny tiny pieces. Congratulations in the impending arrival.

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 5 years ago

    ...I love the beautiful magical world protrayed in your work. Just stunning!

  • boutonrougedesigns

    boutonrougedesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, magical work. It draws me in and makes me feel the wonder I felt when I was a little girl looking at my slide projector images on my bedroom wall or looking through my Viewmaster. It was great to read about the story behind your work.

  • TinkerCrafts

    TinkerCrafts said 5 years ago

    So awesome you were featured! I actually bought 6 prints from you last August and absolutely love them! I've had a hard time finding a frame because I don't want anything to take away from the photographs!

  • eljahb

    eljahb said 5 years ago

    stunning work!!

  • reidsreserves

    reidsreserves said 5 years ago

    I'm a brand new fan - this is why I love Etsy - helping me find wonderful new (to me) artists! Beatiful work - I'd love to decorate my daughter's room (age 4) with your works.

  • amysoldschool

    amysoldschool said 5 years ago

    So wonderful to "meet" the artist behind the work! Inspirational!

  • kaniko

    kaniko said 5 years ago

    yay theaterclouds! SO happy to see you featured, and to have a little more insight into your life and mind as an artist who i admire so much! wish i could have one of everything in your shop :) LOVE!! and best wishes to your growing family!

  • BroccoliHouse

    BroccoliHouse said 5 years ago

    Amazing! I love your work congratulations!

  • goldminetrash

    goldminetrash said 5 years ago

    Wow! Her creations are so amazing. Thanks for sharing them, and this interview : ).

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness, amazing work! :) Glad I've found you! <3

  • TheLadySlipper

    TheLadySlipper said 5 years ago

    I am a huge fan of your work! Congrats on your feature!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 5 years ago

    Elly, I am such a fan of your work! Congratulations on being featured seller!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    I admire your work

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    ArchetypalTheatre said 5 years ago

    How wonderful to meet the artist behind one of may favorite shops! The work really reminds me of the fantastical way my young daughter is teaching me to see the world, as well.

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 5 years ago

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your work, it really speaks to me. Congrats, congrats, congrats :)

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    so happy to read your interveiw and see you as Featured Seller..i have always loved your work and wish you many years of success and happy times as mother and artist!!

  • Beazuness

    Beazuness said 5 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful! Such beautiful and delicate work. Congratulations!! :)

  • graycat26

    graycat26 said 5 years ago

    Your work has always stood out in my mind- it's so original and beautiful. Congrats on the feature and thank you for sharing!! :)

  • HoneysuckleKiss

    HoneysuckleKiss said 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing works of art! These images transport you into another world. Congratulations on being a featured seller and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

  • VintageToLiveBy

    VintageToLiveBy said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring and magical world you create. I love your work. My kids also inspire me in my photographic work so I understand the concept and it is a great spontaneous un adult like conceptual world. Enjoy it while they are young and you are surely giving the great gift of creativity to your children as they see and grow with your work. Thanks for joining ETSY and making it, again, such a great place to be. Joy and love for your birth, baby and family!!

  • Linohandmade

    Linohandmade said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, congrats !

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 5 years ago

    wow. so lovely! thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  • SeedandSky

    SeedandSky said 5 years ago

    I am so happy to see Theater Clouds featured here! A lovely interview :) My daughter has two of these magical prints in her bedroom. I love to tuck her in at night knowing this is what she is looking at. Congrats!

  • thenakedbird

    thenakedbird said 5 years ago

    oh this is such creative whimsical work! I love it! congratulations, and on the new baby too!

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 5 years ago

    I have never seen this before and it's magical!!! I am so glad you're featured so I can experience this magic for myself! Congratulations for being featured - well deserved!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • monarchlady

    monarchlady said 5 years ago

    That's the joy of motherhood - your kids take you back to your own childhood days. And the real joy is that now you can look at it and be it and immerse yourself in it with a fully aware adult mind. I think that's even better than being a child, letting your inner child back out into the world. Grandkids can do this for you too.... and great-grandkids.... I hope my inner child never quits coming out to play! Yours, too!

  • HeatherKent

    HeatherKent said 5 years ago

    I adore your work! Congratulations - a WELL deserved feature. Congratulations on your new son, too!

  • nancywallisdesigns

    nancywallisdesigns said 5 years ago

    I have always admired your work and so happy to see you featured!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    Your art is breathtaking and original. What a lovely combination.

  • PariDesign

    PariDesign said 5 years ago

    I have been admiring your work ever since I found Esty. Congrats and all the best to your new baby!

  • InnerWild

    InnerWild said 5 years ago

    this makes my heart sing.

  • mytenfingers

    mytenfingers said 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful, unique and dreamy works of art! I adore it!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 5 years ago

    Your shop is absolutely breathtaking! Loved reading your interview too. Congratulations on the feature!

  • CarolAnnGarner

    CarolAnnGarner said 5 years ago

    I've loved the shop for a while now! So happy to read about and see the inside scoop!! Congrats!!

  • simpleeluxx

    simpleeluxx said 5 years ago

    Your work is absolutely amazing! Looks like they are scenes from a film : )

  • heartdosheart

    heartdosheart said 5 years ago

    amazing work

  • maldemer

    maldemer said 5 years ago

    So happy to see the face behind the shop I have loved for so long !

  • annaleighmcclelland

    annaleighmcclelland said 5 years ago

    Your work is so lovely and moving ;-)

  • margaretandellen

    margaretandellen said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing. I am so glad I found your shop. So inspirational! Congrats!

  • Balanced

    Balanced said 5 years ago

    just amazing! congrats on your very well deserved feature!

  • dorsetclothing

    dorsetclothing said 5 years ago

    I'm so glad to see you got a feature, I love your work. Congrats, lovely interview. :)

  • AniaJane

    AniaJane said 5 years ago

    Yay! I love your shop and was so excited to see you on the front page :) I just want to cover my walls with your work.

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    I feel like I'm in your art. It is very moving. All the best for you and your family.

  • HANDMADECOMPANYS

    HANDMADECOMPANYS said 5 years ago

    Your work is another whole world of Art and being myself a day dreamer, you have created a world I didn't even know existed. Thank you for sharing with us. I am so inspired!

  • socreativesonia

    socreativesonia said 5 years ago

    Each artwork tells a great story! Priceless.

  • designsbytaylor2u

    designsbytaylor2u said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful. I'm speechless. This feature is totally deserved! ...off to make a purchase from your shop!

  • ValerieLorimer

    ValerieLorimer said 5 years ago

    I am so delighted to see your work! It is so whimsical and simply beautiful. Congrats!!

  • agoodhome

    agoodhome said 5 years ago

    Hooray! Congratulations on the feature, Elly! I've loved your beautiful work for a while :)

  • DirtKicker

    DirtKicker said 5 years ago

    Your work is calming and your subject matter is intriguing. Congrats on being featured! :) Cindy

  • LovesIdea

    LovesIdea said 5 years ago

    These are so beautiful & sweet . What a nice lady & family .

  • OxOriginalArtJewelry

    OxOriginalArtJewelry said 5 years ago

    Your illustrations are beautiful and your work magical!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 5 years ago

    I've always been a huge fan of your shop! Congrats!

  • pillowsophi

    pillowsophi said 5 years ago

    Yay! It's so nice to see one of my favourite artists featured here. :)

  • RoyalMint

    RoyalMint said 5 years ago

    huge fan of yours. congrats!

  • ThreeHartsVintage

    ThreeHartsVintage said 5 years ago

    I've been in love with your creations for some time now, congrats on the feature!

  • creativechai

    creativechai said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, it's so great to see you featured. I really enjoy the beautiful worlds you create.

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    ShoeClipsOnly said 5 years ago

    Love your prints! Congratulations!

  • MarianneCollinsArt

    MarianneCollinsArt said 5 years ago

    I was wondering when you'd be featured. Congrats and well deserved Elly.

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    what a pleasure to learn more about you Elly! I love your art so much and your piece "She found a shell in the morning light..." hangs on my daughter's bedroom wall. We love to be transported into that little girl's world, and we pretend she is on a beach in our favorite place in the world, Cape Cod! Congratulations to you, this is so well deserved!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Very pretty and serene, congratulations on your shop!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 5 years ago

    You are so inspiring. :) I have loved your shop for a while now. It's just perfect. Congrats on being featured!

  • downthealley

    downthealley said 5 years ago

    you know I absolutely adore your work, Elly! lovely interview!

  • luckyseptember

    luckyseptember said 5 years ago

    Wow!! This is beautiful! Congrats!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Awesome, love your work!! Congrats on your expanding family and on your feature; continued success!!

  • ElationGreetings

    ElationGreetings said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful and unique. I am truely inspired by your creative combination of paper craft and photography.

  • torynova

    torynova said 5 years ago

    It's about damn time that they featured you.

  • wendyhahn4

    wendyhahn4 said 5 years ago

    What a treasure each of these are! Magnificent!

  • FunnyFarmToyBarn

    FunnyFarmToyBarn said 5 years ago

    Awesome shop! Your products are beautiful and I'm so happy you have the opportunity to work from home and be with your 3yr!!

  • eyeshoot

    eyeshoot said 5 years ago

    Fascinating and beautiful - I'd not come across this work previously and am glad to have done so now!

  • ArabellaReason

    ArabellaReason said 5 years ago

    Truly beautiful and most inspiring! Congratulations!

  • cristantecreations

    cristantecreations said 5 years ago

    what an inspiration!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 5 years ago

    oh i just love all of these-magical! would make splendid art for anyone, but would especially wonderful for a child. these should be snapped up for holiday gifts and framed for someone special! hope an art book or children's book is in the works... congrats!

  • PaperMoonSupply

    PaperMoonSupply said 5 years ago

    Your work is brilliant!! Congratulations!

  • PigCastle

    PigCastle said 5 years ago

    This is by far the best featured seller I have seen. Totally inventive and original for once! Yay!

  • funnygurll

    funnygurll said 5 years ago

    Stunning work! Enchanting and inspiring. Congrats on being featured! Cheers from a fellow Canadian :D

  • shaylen303

    shaylen303 said 5 years ago

    One of my favourite shops & artists! I'm soooo excied for you, Elly, for getting featured! So many congrats! :D

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 5 years ago

    I've loved your work for such a long time. So pleased to finally get to "meet" you .

  • uglybunnybysarahjane

    uglybunnybysarahjane said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • JBMDesigns

    JBMDesigns said 5 years ago

    Always loved your work!! Congrats :) You are deifinitely an inspiration!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    What graceful, delicate work! I just love it! Congratulations on your feature. :)

  • LittleRedPolkaDots

    LittleRedPolkaDots said 5 years ago

    I, too have been intrigued with your pictures and have always thought how lovely they are. I have always wondered how you managed to make everything look so dreamy and fascinating. Congratulations on your new arrival!

  • allthebestvintage

    allthebestvintage said 5 years ago

    Fascinating and dreamy!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 5 years ago

    Yay, hooray! One of my favorite magical artists ...Elly, I am so glad to read your winsome story and get to see your pretty hands in these delicate scenes. Congratulations, and very best wishes to you and your family! ox

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 5 years ago

    I have loved your work for quite a while! What a fancy brain you have there!! Congrats to you and your art. You have technically "made it" as an artist!!

  • madamaRobe

    madamaRobe said 5 years ago

    I really love this shop: it's magical.

  • ImagesClipArt

    ImagesClipArt said 5 years ago

    You bring me and my children to magical worlds, thank you!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 5 years ago

    Elly!! So excited to see my favorite shop on the front page just now!! Love it!! :)

  • LycheeKiss

    LycheeKiss said 5 years ago

    I agreed, handmade means made with hand & heart! Elly, congrats on your featured. You're one my favorite talent artist & can't wait to buy one of your shop!

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 5 years ago

    This is the first time I've experienced your work, and I reiterate, experienced! I admit I was tempted to go on about my business and not even read your interview. I'm glad some intuition kicked me in the butt to stop in my tracks and see how you create. Totally awesome! How you create your dreamy little worlds is very inspirational. Even I, old dawg that I am, enjoyed the magic! Congratulations on your feature interview! Enjoy!

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    I love your work.... it's amazing. You truly are gifted, and an inspiration to all! Congrats on the feature! { and best of luck with your new addition!! }

  • foczka

    foczka said 5 years ago

    Love your work, took me back to my childhood dreams, thank you..

  • betsybensen

    betsybensen said 5 years ago

    great interview! your work is magical. It was fun to have a slight peek behind the curtain!

  • crystalempress

    crystalempress said 5 years ago

    So intricate and detailed!

  • EllaElise

    EllaElise said 5 years ago

    always loved your work, been wondering when this would happen!

  • missbmckay

    missbmckay said 5 years ago

    What great inspiration in your little one. Congrats on the new baby boy! It sounds like your work imitates your life. Serene and lovely.

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and the upcoming baby! I love your work, it's absolutely amazing!

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers said 5 years ago

    Your work ROCKs!! Love the detail and colors.

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 5 years ago

    Right out of a story book it seems. Very inspiring work! Thank you for sharing your process and congratulations on being featured.

  • DiaperCakeBoutique

    DiaperCakeBoutique said 5 years ago

    This is not the first time I've come across your fantastic work...Congrats!

  • EClairesCreations

    EClairesCreations said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your work! I really enjoyed looking through your shop! Thank you for selling.

  • DeborahLINKDesigns

    DeborahLINKDesigns said 5 years ago

    Such lovely work, it just "takes me away" like a mini vacation. Congratulations on your featured article and the new baby!

  • luckylife

    luckylife said 5 years ago

    Oh, I just LOVE Elly and her work. SO happy to see her featured and I love getting to know more about her and her process. I hope to own several of her pieces one of these days. Lovely beyond measure. Thanks! xo Melis

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 5 years ago

    SO beautiful! Congrats on your work and feature!

  • dreamaginarius

    dreamaginarius said 5 years ago

    I've been an admirer of Elly's work for the longest. Her work is just whimsical and her pieces are stories in little pieces. Congratulations on your very well deserved feature Elly!

  • BeMyBee

    BeMyBee said 5 years ago

    So happy to discover your work - it's MAGICAL!

  • gilbug1

    gilbug1 said 5 years ago

    Wow! Seriously, wow! Beautiful and amazing worlds you create!

  • ARTISANIEeurope

    ARTISANIEeurope said 5 years ago

    Such dreamy work, Elly!! I'm living in Holland, where the crafters practice an old traditional paper craft called 3d knipvel, in which layers of paper are stacked to create depth in scenes. It might be fun for you to check out ;-) I also know of some lovely houseboats nearby on the canal we live on!

  • pillowsbytamilyn

    pillowsbytamilyn said 5 years ago

    Your work just amazes me! I want to live in one of your scenes!

  • cardswithquirk

    cardswithquirk said 5 years ago

    I've been a fan of your shop for a while now. Congratulations on the feature--well-deserved!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • orchidandreptile

    orchidandreptile said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!! Your work is so inspiring, unique and magical. I've never seen anything quite like it.

  • CabinCastle

    CabinCastle said 5 years ago

    So very beautiful, creative and unique. What magic!

  • SmallWondersArt

    SmallWondersArt said 5 years ago

    Love your dreamy, ethereal work, love it! Congrats on the feature and your soon to be larger family!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the new soon be born. and thank you so much for the wonderful worlds you create. Dreamy and perfect...

  • OnceItRains

    OnceItRains said 5 years ago

    I'm so happy to see you featured! I've always loved your work, thank you for sharing your craft with the world!

  • AnimalCrackersbysue

    AnimalCrackersbysue said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing !!! Very fairy tale-like !!!

  • foundheartsvintage

    foundheartsvintage said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful and amazing work. I have been a fan and have loved having this little glimpse into your process. And congratulations on your new baby -- a lifetime of inspiration for you.

  • gypseatree

    gypseatree said 5 years ago

    I've long been a fan if Theater Clouds. Loved reading more about the artist. I loved how she talked about Victorian inventions!

  • donver

    donver said 5 years ago

    such beautiful works. Amazing!!

  • HeirloomAttire

    HeirloomAttire said 5 years ago

    Yay! I'm so glad Theater Clouds is being featured!!! Such amazing work! I've admired the shop for quite some time now!

  • imeondesign

    imeondesign said 5 years ago

    I've adored your shop from the first time it was on front page. Congratulations on being a featured seller! I wish you all the best!

  • Peelirohini

    Peelirohini said 5 years ago

    Amazing.your work is so lovely !! I get a feeling of child like innocence when I see them..

  • vntagequeen

    vntagequeen said 5 years ago

    Yes!!!! So super duper deserved!!! My daughters room is decorated in your work and we both LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Congrats!

  • KRYSTALKATS

    KRYSTALKATS said 5 years ago

    Super creative and stunning

  • KawaiiBits

    KawaiiBits said 5 years ago

    Love your work. It's so beautiful! You can tell a lot of patience goes into your work!

  • spoolandsparrowshop

    spoolandsparrowshop said 5 years ago

    The most beautiful and magical creations!! Truly awe inspiring (some how the word "awesome" has never suited me well).

  • jzsedlockpottery

    jzsedlockpottery said 5 years ago

    extraordinary work. what a magical world you inhabit and what special things you share with us. i feel lucky to have seen your work. best of luck with all your dreams.

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    Always loved your magical scenes. It's about time you were featured! Congrats~

  • stickbandits

    stickbandits said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller! Your work is so beautiful and it's exciting that more people will get to experience it. Good luck with the new baby!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 5 years ago

    I've been a fan of your work for a while! Congrats on the feature! How fun that this coincides with the coming of your son. What a joy-filled time in life!

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 5 years ago

    I have always admired your work :) Congrats on the feature - and your new little one on the way.

  • FatCatCrafts

    FatCatCrafts said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature!

  • SunshineGirl16

    SunshineGirl16 said 5 years ago

    I could get lost in your artwork. I love it. :)

  • jacobswoodentoys

    jacobswoodentoys said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to a fellow Canadian! Amazing work...It touches me deeply looking at your work, it is so magical and inspiring. You mentioned Yuriy Norshteyn's work in your interview...Well, as a little girl living in Latvia (when it used to be a part of former USSR), I watched his Hedgehog in the Fog animated film many times...It always touched me to tears...the music, the visuals...I'm so happy you mentioned this talented artist, as it brought back many memories:) Best of luck to you and your family.

  • mexipina

    mexipina said 5 years ago

    Theater Clouds' work is sooo unique, and I absolutely love her style! I wish the best to her!

  • anitaatetsy

    anitaatetsy said 5 years ago

    Fell in love with your work when I first saw the one of the girl who's heart belonged to autumn. So magical and of the heart. And your interview added just another layer of meaning to your amazing work.

  • ESSANEL

    ESSANEL said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! So happy to see that it was you, I have been admiring and in awe of you beautiful work for a long time. Your pictures are magical, leaving me wanting more. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • nonesuchgarden

    nonesuchgarden said 5 years ago

    Your work is so amazing! I love what you said about having a second childhood through the eyes of your daughter. How lovely. Please keep making your incredible worlds!

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you I love your work and look at your beautiful print everyday as it hangs up in my baby girls nursery. What a magical imagination you have thank you for sharing with the world. Try to rest up to prepare for the sleepless nights to come:)

  • KatiesBeadsOfHope

    KatiesBeadsOfHope said 5 years ago

    Such a creative shop...This lady has TALENT!!! Wonderful interview, congrats!! :)

  • centrepiece

    centrepiece said 5 years ago

    I've had an idea to do something like this for awhile....but your work is more amazing than anything I could have ever imagined. What amazing talent! I am completely in awe.

  • PoodlePoddles

    PoodlePoddles said 5 years ago

    LOVE your work! Great interview! :)

  • HopesThree

    HopesThree said 5 years ago

    Your talent is simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing, your shop is just beautiful.

  • pennyroyalty

    pennyroyalty said 5 years ago

    You are so pretty! Beautiful work... Congrats!

  • TheHandmadeClassroom

    TheHandmadeClassroom said 5 years ago

    Your work is so incredible...I've been admiring it for some time now and I'm so happy to see you as a featured seller. Best of luck to you!

  • cakoons

    cakoons said 5 years ago

    Your photos are so beautiful...very inspiring- congrats!

  • PointsArt

    PointsArt said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! So glad to see your work displayed on the front page - I have been a big admirer for awhile!

  • ShoponSherman

    ShoponSherman said 5 years ago

    WOW...... You're very pretty, too.

  • Plumbellina

    Plumbellina said 5 years ago

    Amazing work!!! I am blown away by your creativity :)

  • TonyaArcher

    TonyaArcher said 5 years ago

    After just receiving my first order from Elly, I can truthfully say her work is just as spectacular in person! Absolutely delightful!

  • staycenteredstudio

    staycenteredstudio said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful little worlds! The lighting you create is so strange and lovely. Simply wonderful, congrats on the feature!

  • bsasik

    bsasik said 5 years ago

    So imaginative and unique. I'm very impressed.

  • VintagePinch

    VintagePinch said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful work! It screams Unique! truely amazing. I have become a total fan!

  • sarahelisabeths

    sarahelisabeths said 5 years ago

    absolutely incredible!! Wow, wow, wow!! Your work has blown me away! :-)

  • Gingermelon

    Gingermelon said 5 years ago

    I just love, love, love your work and it was wonderful to see you as the featured seller! A huge congrats! And best wishes for your future:) ~Shelly

  • Castleofcostamesa

    Castleofcostamesa said 5 years ago

    Hooray! I love your art!! I have been a long time fan, so this is very exciting to see you featured! Bravo!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 5 years ago

    so in love with your creations - thank you, and congrats :))

  • ElCheapovintage

    ElCheapovintage said 5 years ago

    Wow! Your work is amazing! I cant wait to buy one for someone special. I admire your talent and creativity. Congrats! You deserve it. Absolutely stunning.

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist :-) Absolutely stunning work. Wishes for many success!

  • vloutextiles

    vloutextiles said 5 years ago

    congrats on being the featured seller! I love your work so much!

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! So creative:)

  • paperdesigner

    paperdesigner said 5 years ago

    You‘re so beautiful,and so do your works.

  • paperdesigner

    paperdesigner said 5 years ago

    Guess you daughter is beautiful, because she has a beautiful mama. Glad to see you.

  • LauraBoyea

    LauraBoyea said 5 years ago

    You have been one of my absolute favorites for a while! Such gorgeous unique work.....Congrats on the feature!

  • OldNewAgain

    OldNewAgain said 5 years ago

    I had so much fun reading about your life... Such beautiful, charming art!

  • OilandAroma

    OilandAroma said 5 years ago

    amazing.

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 5 years ago

    Fantastic work! love * your dreamy world *

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! You definitely deserve being the featured seller

  • shellieartist

    shellieartist said 5 years ago

    Have loved your work since I first found it here on Etsy. And now I love it that much more knowing more about your process and daily daydreaming. Keep up the magic!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 5 years ago

    magical small worlds :] excellent lighting!

  • Minxshop

    Minxshop said 5 years ago

    Finally.

  • LaECLECTICa

    LaECLECTICa said 5 years ago

    Sooo talented, I have always loved your art!

  • BlueEnvyArt

    BlueEnvyArt said 5 years ago

    You are wonderful and so is your art!

  • gigiandbella

    gigiandbella said 5 years ago

    I fell in love with your portraits. So beautiful, whimsical and dreamy. I t shows that you put a lot of effort and love in what you do! Congrats!

  • mihitabel

    mihitabel said 5 years ago

    hope you will do a storybook someday, or perhaps an animated film- your work has a great effect on the viewer.

  • moonflowercreations

    moonflowercreations said 5 years ago

    Amazing talent.

  • 2vcreative

    2vcreative said 5 years ago

    Simply amazing. One can see that you put your heart into your creations. So glad to know of your shop.

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 5 years ago

    magical work. so talented and great interview!

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 5 years ago

    I have adored your work for a long time and I'm so happy to see you here as featured seller. Congratulations!

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 5 years ago

    very awesome.....!!! My 2 year old would love this. Keep up the good work.

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 5 years ago

    just amazing work - congratulations!

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 5 years ago

    I am so glad I stumbled upon this! Such outstanding and beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your wonderful visions! "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."--Rumi

  • lizhutnick

    lizhutnick said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on your Etsy feature! :)

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 5 years ago

    I am in awe with your work!! Congrats on the "Feature Seller" and thanks for sharing your story!!!

  • SeaSand

    SeaSand said 5 years ago

    Great work! So inspirational!

  • divelegant

    divelegant said 5 years ago

    Impressive, Congrats!

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 5 years ago

    Great works! Congratulations on the feature!

  • Nafsika

    Nafsika said 5 years ago

    Love your work!!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    Fabulously gorgeous creations!!

  • oasisbath

    oasisbath said 5 years ago

    Stunning work. Never seen anything like it in my entire life !!!

  • skyetaylorgalleries

    skyetaylorgalleries said 5 years ago

    Wow! How utterly Creative! It's total Genius!

  • RetroNaNa

    RetroNaNa said 5 years ago

    Always been a fan, wonderful wonderful work. I get so dreamy when I see your prints! Congrats on a well deserved Feature!

  • russianfineart

    russianfineart said 5 years ago

    Elly, it is so wonderful to learn more about you... as you know always liked your creations... now like them even more! And wow... you are so beautiful! Yuriy Norshteyn is a wonderful Russian animator... one of his most famous cartoon movies is called “The Hedgehog in the Fog” which was made in 1975! It is has many hidden symbols.

  • Inklets

    Inklets said 5 years ago

    Your artwork is gorgeous! This is the first time I've come across it and I am blown away!

  • Camikinz

    Camikinz said 5 years ago

    Such a big fan of your work!

  • quotesandnotes

    quotesandnotes said 5 years ago

    Love your work soooo very much!!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • haleeArt

    haleeArt said 5 years ago

    wow, so beautiful art works 8->

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Fabulous to see inside your studio, I love your work it has such a dreamy feeling to it!

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 5 years ago

    Elly, you know that i love your work, because i already have my prints of yours...It is really interesting that we could see inside your studio through the featured seller interview.You are a wonderful person and you deserve all that! Needless to say that your art is UNIQUE! Maria

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 5 years ago

    I've been waiting to see you here! You're work truly stands out. Congratulations on this feature...and the baby that will join your family soon. (What timing!) Best of luck to you and yours.

  • lauralala

    lauralala said 5 years ago

    I've always been in love with these beautiful works of art, to be able to see the process is fabulous, LOVE the feature, +it's a wonderful first thing to see in the morning. Congrats on baby ..squee!

  • RiRiFisch

    RiRiFisch said 5 years ago

    one of my absolute favorites...magic.

  • camamiel

    camamiel said 5 years ago

    I am happy to see that you have been featured in Etsy. Your art is unbelievable. It is so dreamy, peaceful and warm. Congratulations for the new member of the family! I´m delighted to know more about your work and to see your studio.

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 5 years ago

    Your work is stunning and leaves me with a feeling of sweet nostalgia.I'm amazed at your process and the delicacy of each element placed just so. Etsy, thank you for featuring such an inspiring artist!

  • LittleSmilesBoutique

    LittleSmilesBoutique said 5 years ago

    Congratz on your feature fellow Cdn neighbour! Your work is stunning. I had your shop in my favourites for a while now. Best of luck with your bundle-to-be!

  • nicolabaker1

    nicolabaker1 said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Best wishes for your impending arrival.

  • Gelada

    Gelada said 5 years ago

    Good Luck, I Like (:

  • freesoul

    freesoul said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring your work!! Congrats and lots of love to you and your baby

  • LizzyClara

    LizzyClara said 5 years ago

    One of my favorite sellers hope this feature brings you much joy Dale

  • willowstreetworkshop

    willowstreetworkshop said 5 years ago

    Your work is beyond beautiful.

  • debixiyo

    debixiyo said 5 years ago

    Your works send me

  • HILDEBRANDTfashion

    HILDEBRANDTfashion said 5 years ago

    These are so wonderful and beautiful! Such great work! I am totally amazed!

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 5 years ago

    your work is DREAMY! I'm happy you're the FS! Congratulations

  • Popups

    Popups said 5 years ago

    amazing work . good luck!

  • Joliejye

    Joliejye said 5 years ago

    I have discoverd already your beautiful work some months ago. I loved to feature these in my treasuries, and i am very happy you're now featured by Etsy as a great artist and seller. Good work, you deserve it ! :) Cheers from France !

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 5 years ago

    You are an INCREDIBLE artist!! Hats off to your beautiful work and you!

  • sockmonkeycards

    sockmonkeycards said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, enchanting work! Your life really sounds like a dream. Best of luck to you and your family!

  • PoshDots

    PoshDots said 5 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your interview and looking at your amazing work!! You are a great inspiration. Congrats!

  • marianealexandre

    marianealexandre said 5 years ago

    Your art is beautiful, wow!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    gorgeous work. especially loving your horse with wings. fantastic!!! congrats on the feature ;)

  • Gabale

    Gabale said 5 years ago

    you are so talented. I enjoy the amazing set up and the NAMES for each piece, that gives me a deeper idea of your thoughts durig the creation process. congrats!!!!

  • teconlene

    teconlene said 5 years ago

    Original, detailed and inspiring work! Congrats!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 5 years ago

    wooowww.incredible beautiful art!!! love

  • NaturallyHip

    NaturallyHip said 5 years ago

    Incredible work, wow!! Congratulations on being featured!

  • ABohemianMarket

    ABohemianMarket said 5 years ago

    Hi Elly: You are beautiful (with the added glow of pregnancy), your creations are beautifully magical, and I bet Lily is creative like you. What a wonderful picture you painted with your words about your life. I am glad you are featured in Etsy and I hope to be able to buy something for my 2 year old granddaughter from your shop. Much continued success to you and on the birth of your baby boy. Thank you for sharing your and your wonderful family with all of us! My dad was a master wood maker so I know your husband is wonderful too! Peace Carole

  • tammisponseller1

    tammisponseller1 said 5 years ago

    I was so excited to see you as the Featured Seller!! :) Yay!! You are one of my favorite shops!!!! I really admire your work and creativity! Congratulations on the new addition to your beautiful family! :) Enjoy them! Enjoy creating with them! Hugs!!

  • klinker

    klinker said 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature! you picture of the little boy rowing the christmas tree was in my very first treasury. i loved it! best to you. annie

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 5 years ago

    Oh my, your work is just gorgeous! i'm so thankful you were featured so i was introduced to your art! best wishes with baby #2! ~cm

  • graciedavis

    graciedavis said 5 years ago

    Fascinating work and I loved hearing your story :)

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    I love your work!

  • BChristensenStudio

    BChristensenStudio said 5 years ago

    This is the most fascinating work I've seen in a long, long time. Everything about it is so compelling and beautiful. I can't wait to see children's books. I'll be ordering a print and following your blog. Congratulations!

  • ThisYearsGirl

    ThisYearsGirl said 5 years ago

    *claps* Elly, your work in beautiful, unique, and so inspiring... Congrats on your feature and best of luck to you!

  • trowelandpaintbrush

    trowelandpaintbrush said 5 years ago

    Wow. Really inspiring...your work...your story...your creative vision. Magical!

  • kunklebaby

    kunklebaby said 5 years ago

    Great interview. This is one of my favorite shops to look through!

  • ebrycknotables

    ebrycknotables said 5 years ago

    Congrats Elly!!! Your work is fabulous. I love the term you use to describe yourself......"maker". I think that's what I'll be when I grow up. p.s. Yay Owen Sound!

  • Bedelias

    Bedelias said 5 years ago

    Breath taking....thanks for sharing your story and creations. Beautiful work.

  • GardenApothecary

    GardenApothecary said 5 years ago

    this is so incredible... i've never seen this type of work before. lovely...

  • JypsyLight

    JypsyLight said 5 years ago

    Wow! I've never seen anything like it! Stunning!

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy said 5 years ago

    I've been an admirer for a long while now! I adore your work!

  • SoLaynaInspirations

    SoLaynaInspirations said 5 years ago

    stunning artwork! I will be ordering some prints this holiday season :)

  • carolanthes

    carolanthes said 5 years ago

    I have always loved your work, and your interview was lovely. Congratulations on your growing family, children are wonderful gift!

  • memeandsaysay

    memeandsaysay said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Your artwork is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to get some prints!

  • DuBuhDuDesigns

    DuBuhDuDesigns said 5 years ago

    Well done and well deserved, Elly!!!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 5 years ago

    Your work is so unique and enchanting! What a beautiful feature.

  • PepperSproutBoutique

    PepperSproutBoutique said 5 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful work!

  • alessiofiorenza

    alessiofiorenza said 5 years ago

    Georgian bay is one of the most magical places I have ever been. It was so delightful to hear that it the place helped influence your beautiful and enchanting work. The colors are wonderfully the same. Best of luck with your 2nd birth and congrats on the feature.

  • fbstudiovt

    fbstudiovt said 5 years ago

    Oh goodness, you work makes me so happy! I've been a lurker on your etsy site for some time - thrilled to see you interviewed :)

  • ellemoss

    ellemoss said 5 years ago

    such a fan of your work! Congrats on being featured seller!

  • gewellvr

    gewellvr said 5 years ago

    Fascinated by the images and process of putting it all together, have never seen anything like it. Simply beautiful.

  • SweetBasilFibreWorks

    SweetBasilFibreWorks said 5 years ago

    Beautiful inteview & incredible art. All the best to you.

  • sticktogethermagnets

    sticktogethermagnets said 5 years ago

    Your work is absolutely beautiful. I can't stop looking at it!

  • JunkingForJoy

    JunkingForJoy said 5 years ago

    You are tremendously talented! Congrats on being the featured seller, and best of luck with you new baby...

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 5 years ago

    I love it!~

  • ForBabyCreations

    ForBabyCreations said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, it's great to see you featured... Your art is wonderful!

  • FinchandFlower

    FinchandFlower said 5 years ago

    thank you for giving me a little hope <3

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 5 years ago

    One of my favorite Etsy artists! Congrats on the feature!

  • nancynelsonjewelry

    nancynelsonjewelry said 5 years ago

    Simply Beautiful! Congrats on your new bundle of joy and being featured.

  • Smokinmudproductions

    Smokinmudproductions said 5 years ago

    Wow. I absolutely love how unique your shop is and what you create. Congrats on being featured and on your soon to be new arrival!

  • TrulyJulie

    TrulyJulie said 5 years ago

    I love what you would call your memoir~! Very lovely work you do, and it reminds me of what being creative is all about. Thanks for sharing Elly~!

  • CricketBeach

    CricketBeach said 5 years ago

    such beautiful work!

  • princessesucredorge

    princessesucredorge said 5 years ago

    MAKES ME DREAM !!!!!!!!!!! Really beautiful and delicate !

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery said 5 years ago

    Enjoy every minute with your beautiful little ones. I think that your art work is wonderful, magical and beautifully detailed! Much luck to you!!

  • CrankyDogStudio

    CrankyDogStudio said 5 years ago

    Whimsical, dreamy - transports me to another world. Fine art work. Thank you.

  • specialCANmade

    specialCANmade said 5 years ago

    Amazing , every works likes a beautiful story~

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 5 years ago

    You create such a beautiful, dreamy world with your art. I love it. Thank you for sharing your story. Congrats on your little one to come!

  • Republic0978

    Republic0978 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Your work is amazingly beautiful! Well done.

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations said 5 years ago

    Wonderful creations, thanks for sharing your story!

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on getting the feature!

  • AtomicKiwi

    AtomicKiwi said 5 years ago

    Your shop is now a new favorite of mine! Gorgeous!

  • MaJentaDesigns

    MaJentaDesigns said 5 years ago

    wow I love how dream-like your work is! each image invites you to conjure up fairytale stories in your head, very neat!

  • Moonkitten

    Moonkitten said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, I love your work! I hope to buy more in the future.

  • botny

    botny said 5 years ago

    My husband and I discovered your work awhile back and were so impressed and thoroughly enchanted by your handmade worlds of wonder...absolutely beautiful! Congrats on being the featured seller (and on your soon to be new addition to your family!) Now to pick which piece of magic we want to purchase....:)

  • MermaidBaby

    MermaidBaby said 5 years ago

    I love your work!

  • NicolePape

    NicolePape said 5 years ago

    This gave me the chills seeing you as a featured seller!!! I wrote you a few months back and you gave me some encouraging words of new motherhood while being an artist. Thank you again for that! You deserve this beyond words! I've always been a fan of your beautiful work ! xx Nicole

  • anitasmile

    anitasmile said 5 years ago

    more than magical...more than amazing...more than everything...! thanks!

  • Sadiesarah

    Sadiesarah said 5 years ago

    Amazzzzzzzinnnnngggg!

  • CottonwoodHill

    CottonwoodHill said 5 years ago

    Truly beautiful. Opens the heart to memories of childhood, and takes you to back to the make believe worlds of your youth.

  • Freshline

    Freshline said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I love my art print I bought a few weeks ago from you!

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 5 years ago

    Delightful work, so charming and magical. Congrats!

  • HardlySimpleDesigns

    HardlySimpleDesigns said 5 years ago

    I am obsessed with your art! Each picture drew me into the scene and storylines started running through my head. It makes you feel like you are in the middle of a fairytale. You have such an amazing talent. I wish you an abundance of success and happiness in the future! It will be well deserved! :)

  • glusk

    glusk said 5 years ago

    I've long admired your work! Great to learn more about it and congratulations on the feature.

  • LunasaDesigns

    LunasaDesigns said 5 years ago

    I've been in love with your work for quite a while now - just can never choose which pieces I want!! SO thrilled that you're the featured seller! Congrats!

  • doters

    doters said 5 years ago

    What a great article; congratulations!! I've been a fan from the moment i found your work!! Your work is dreamlike and alive!!

  • CaseyOC

    CaseyOC said 5 years ago

    One of my very favorite Etsians! I have one of her pieces and have given another as a gift, and both are very cherished. I can't wait until the next one I buy!

  • spero511

    spero511 said 5 years ago

    Oh wow. Thank you for using the word "maker." I love that. And I love the old-fashioned look of your character illustrations. Just beautiful, wistful, romantic work. Lifts my heart to look at it and read your descriptions. Thank you!

  • Northport

    Northport said 5 years ago

    I adore your work -- good luck with your new baby!

  • TheRubbishRevival

    TheRubbishRevival said 5 years ago

    It's about time they gave you the spotlight! Well done.

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Lots of Talent!!

  • BlueberryAsh

    BlueberryAsh said 5 years ago

    Oooo Wow, Incredible work and talent! You are true artist Elly! Congratulations on being featured!

  • krize

    krize said 5 years ago

    I absolutely love your work! It is really magic and your personality looks so calm, sweet and cute! Your are really inspiring, I love searching for your work on Etsy and it makes me dream and smile!

  • EdensEndeavors

    EdensEndeavors said 5 years ago

    I ADORE your work. I really appreciate it when an artists gives you just enough of a story to get started, and the rest comes from your own imagination. I think you have mastered that, and your characters are so charming.

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations!

  • TheMord

    TheMord said 5 years ago

    Very very nice - a bit of dreaming with open eyes.

  • sweetpeasoup

    sweetpeasoup said 5 years ago

    You have been in my favorites for a long time. It is so wonderful to hear your story. Thankyou for sharing your worlds & inspiring me!

  • jliening

    jliening said 5 years ago

    Oh I love that you featured Ms. MacKay! I ran across her shop a few months ago and have been utterly in love ever since :)

  • tratgirl55

    tratgirl55 said 5 years ago

    Bravo!!! Absolutely amazing Concept... By an Amazing artist!

  • SoulRole

    SoulRole said 5 years ago

    I am THRILLED to see you here as the featured seller!One of my first purchases on Etsy was the beautiful sisters...I bought one for my big sister and one for myself and every day I look at mine and think of my dear sister who is 6,000 miles away and the cherished memories of our childhood.Your art is so inspiring,and dreamy and just EPIC!I have included Elly in probably more than half the treasuries I make,and her pieces are often the inspiration.Did I say how much I LOVE HER WORK??Mahalo Etsy for bringing so many amazing artist into the spotlight!

  • recrudescence

    recrudescence said 5 years ago

    I am so happy for you. I have been following you for a while. Congrats on the feature-well deserved.

  • Steelsheen

    Steelsheen said 5 years ago

    love your work - it's fascinating!

  • birdofsew

    birdofsew said 5 years ago

    i am terribly inspired now!

  • DanaArts

    DanaArts said 5 years ago

    Wonderful Art! I love that you create the scene for photography. It's many talents mixed into one. You are very gifted.

  • sarahsmiledesign

    sarahsmiledesign said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Congratulations on the feature!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature :-) Amazing work!!!

  • SteampunkPrussia

    SteampunkPrussia said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • lolaminch

    lolaminch said 5 years ago

    beautiful work, dreamlike

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    Just AMAZING!!

  • SaraAllin

    SaraAllin said 5 years ago

    Each picture and story tug at my heart! Love them! More horses please!

  • EmmilluArt

    EmmilluArt said 5 years ago

    can't wait to see your work in a children's book!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 5 years ago

    Congrats Elly, great to see you and your luminous work featured. Yay!!

  • BrownBoysMom

    BrownBoysMom said 5 years ago

    Wow! You have been given a wonderful talent! Truly captivating work. Congrats on your feature.

  • JustOffNormal

    JustOffNormal said 5 years ago

    I've always admired your shop- congrats on being a featured seller!

  • TheViewFromMyWindow

    TheViewFromMyWindow said 5 years ago

    wow!!! i love the beautiful worlds you create!!!! absolutely dream-like!!!

  • SpruceAmba

    SpruceAmba said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. What a fantastic and unique idea.

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 5 years ago

    A long time favorite of mine! So happy to learn more about you... Thank you for the inspiration :)

  • ewlisa

    ewlisa said 5 years ago

    Your work is so unique and just mesmerizing. I can't stop looking. Keep on keeping on. You have amazing talent.

  • grayworksdesign

    grayworksdesign said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! So glad to see you here. Beautiful!

  • PinwheelStudio

    PinwheelStudio said 5 years ago

    So glad you are the featured seller - such beautiful and ethereal work you have, like walking into a storybook. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • MARYJOHN

    MARYJOHN said 5 years ago

    Such lovely, textural and dimensional work- absolutely full of nostalgia and soul- a gift! Thank you!

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 5 years ago

    I love you. I have always been such a huge fan. Congrats on the feature.

  • FunkyFriendsFactory

    FunkyFriendsFactory said 5 years ago

    Hi Elly, Your creations are so beautiful!

  • Jackphelpsstudio

    Jackphelpsstudio said 5 years ago

    so cool! love your work!

  • infinitythreads

    infinitythreads said 5 years ago

    Hooray! Congrats on the feature!! You have been in my favorites for a little while already - LOVE your work!

  • RedLetterDesigns

    RedLetterDesigns said 5 years ago

    Glad to see you featured. Your work is wonderfully delicate and thoughtful. I enjoy all of the wistful, magical little worlds you create.

  • thiswayup1

    thiswayup1 said 5 years ago

    One of my all time fav shops!!! I love your work, congrats & God bless!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work! Congrats!

  • FileUnderVintage

    FileUnderVintage said 5 years ago

    You've been one of my favorites for a while......so happy to read your profile! Congrats.

  • aserda

    aserda said 5 years ago

    Very cool stuff!

  • majikafk

    majikafk said 5 years ago

    You Are a Dream. *.*

  • LimitlessJewelry

    LimitlessJewelry said 5 years ago

    your job is very refreshing !! it's like watching at my kids paintings... so natural and fun... Thanks for sharing with us :)

  • jajapo

    jajapo said 5 years ago

    very good !

  • KCWyoBling

    KCWyoBling said 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing!!!

  • vtdesigns

    vtdesigns said 5 years ago

    Yours is one of my favorite shops. I am in awe of your talent and creativity, it is incredible, dreamlike and just plain fabulous!!! Beautiful work!

  • countrymarketplace

    countrymarketplace said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful and surreal. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • inourgarden

    inourgarden said 5 years ago

    I am so happy you are so cherished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could tell from your work that you are a very special person, and now that I've read your interview, it has affirmed that! And so glad there was a photo! Best of luck! God bless you and your growing family!!!! ♡♡♡♡ Linda

  • ButtonTreeShop

    ButtonTreeShop said 5 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • lraveglia

    lraveglia said 5 years ago

    I couldnt get enough! After looking at all 90plus listings in your shop we must have one. Congrats on the feature :)

  • somethingbyalex

    somethingbyalex said 5 years ago

    Hi Elly! I saw you on the homepage and what a wonderful surprise! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. Congratulations to you and your family, and wishing you all the best with the little one on the way. Alex...from KW|AG! :)

  • awoolgatherer

    awoolgatherer said 5 years ago

    I'm a long time fan of your work! Congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • mintbaby

    mintbaby said 5 years ago

    Amazing, beautiful, and magical, I can't stop looking at your art. Thank your for sharing your talent.

  • pennyfeather

    pennyfeather said 5 years ago

    incredibly lovely, and imaginative work! it must be such a joy to create these sweet images. Best of everything for you and your family!!

  • dancingintherains

    dancingintherains said 5 years ago

    Always love your works, you are a creative and talented artist. Thank you for sharing your story :) Best Wishes to you and family!

  • ShlomitOfirDetails

    ShlomitOfirDetails said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed your amazing work and thanks for sharing it. Happy holidays!

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 5 years ago

    I'm speechless, I love the feeling evoqued by your artwork... ♥,♥,♥!!

  • GraphwicksOnEtsy

    GraphwicksOnEtsy said 5 years ago

    So amazing! I am definitely going to share this with others. You're work has to be seen...

  • JeccaShop

    JeccaShop said 5 years ago

    I discovered your work a while back and I can't tell you how many times I've thought of your art work. It's so amazing. All these little worlds created... I'm so in love.

  • vaasvara

    vaasvara said 5 years ago

    There is so much innocence and curiosity in your art! Its dreamlike imagery is instantly uplifting. Congratulations!

  • Kosmimata

    Kosmimata said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, sensitive, exquisite work! These little works are jewels unto themselves! I adore them! Please keep working and expanding your priceless worlds! Sophia

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 5 years ago

    Your beauty work is like breathing in a fairytale....I love your gifts that you offer to the world!

  • TheSugarDepot

    TheSugarDepot said 5 years ago

    Love these mini worlds!! So much imagination!

  • sstormster1

    sstormster1 said 5 years ago

    Just lovely! I have always admired your work! Many Congrats. And I love your quote

  • PeverinaAlpina

    PeverinaAlpina said 5 years ago

    I love your works!

  • Angelhairjewellery

    Angelhairjewellery said 5 years ago

    I'm in love with your work, what a talent!

  • RosellaResin

    RosellaResin said 5 years ago

    We have always loved your work! Congratulations on Featured Seller! So glad to see you featured!!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 5 years ago

    I love the depth of simple you created. Did that make sense!?

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 5 years ago

    Such wonderful details and beauty. I found your work in Etsy few months ago and I just couldn´t stop clicking and looking at each one... Very nice to meet you and thanks for sharing a bit about your inspiration.... Your work for me ins inspirational!!!! applauses for your interview!!!! :D

  • lecollezione

    lecollezione said 5 years ago

    Your work is magnificent, I love it... Congratulations

  • misseskwittys

    misseskwittys said 5 years ago

    So glad to see this article on Elly at TheaterClouds---one of my very favorite artists in the world! I have one of her pieces, which I cherish and it has a treasured spot in our dining room. What a beautiful lady and a fantastic artist!

  • misseskwittys

    misseskwittys said 5 years ago

    So glad to see this article on Elly at TheaterClouds---one of my very favorite artists in the world! I have one of her pieces, which I cherish and it has a treasured spot in our dining room. What a beautiful lady and a fantastic artist!

  • threadsandmemories

    threadsandmemories said 5 years ago

    Just beautiful. You have a lovely talent.

  • ideasinc

    ideasinc said 5 years ago

    Love your work. Congratulations on the great feature.

  • ideasinc

    ideasinc said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congratulations.

  • ideasinc

    ideasinc said 5 years ago

    Whoops! Sorry for the duplication.

  • OhLovie

    OhLovie said 5 years ago

    Your art is utterly captivating and beautiful. Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself and your story. Your work is just splendid.

  • MayaS

    MayaS said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, and I would love to see the art center in Big Bay becoming real.

  • Cristina3217

    Cristina3217 said 5 years ago

    I’m speechless. They are BEAUTIFUL. They look like they came out of someone's dream.

  • shantell

    shantell said 5 years ago

    Such gorgeous and lovely works..I love the concept, colors and feel of your work...Beautiful, Peaceful and Inspirational.......:-)

  • VVcreative

    VVcreative said 5 years ago

    magical! I could see your images animated in a short film.....with French music as the soundtrack : )

  • theRainbowYarns

    theRainbowYarns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful to remember those childhood times, when everything was more simple and taste better.. Amazing works! Good luck in future!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 5 years ago

    So happy to see you featured! You're one of my very first favorites on Etsy and I can see that opinion is shared by many many others :) Congrats!!

  • PeanutAndButtons

    PeanutAndButtons said 5 years ago

    The beauty you infuse into your images is other-worldly. You are easily my favorite artist on Etsy. I feel transported to more romantic times, memories of watching brilliant sunsets from the boughs of our weeping willow. You MUST write children's books and share your gift with as many as you can. Blessings to you and your newest little one!

  • sadlyharmless

    sadlyharmless said 5 years ago

    Been following her for awhile. Everything she does is amazing. I'm totally in love with her images.

  • DFinn

    DFinn said 5 years ago

    I already have had "I'll Travel With You" in my favorites!! It represents my husband and I (and we're celebrating 13 yrs of marriage tomorrow). I've been considering purchasing it for our wall. I absolutely love your work. So original.

  • WallStoriesEtsy

    WallStoriesEtsy said 5 years ago

    We love your art! Your pieces look so loved... it's very inspiring.

  • manzanitakids

    manzanitakids said 5 years ago

    We love your work! Please do make a children's book!!! Your pieces have such perfect narratives. Congratulations, you are one of our favorite shops.

  • verarodrigues

    verarodrigues said 5 years ago

    sucha a beautiful work! loved it!

  • OneSmartAleck

    OneSmartAleck said 5 years ago

    Classic Collectables

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 5 years ago

    lovely!! congrats!

  • bluetangdesign

    bluetangdesign said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, unique & inspiring.. congrats.. nice to see a fellow Canadian and Ontarian being recognized for their beautiful work ♥

  • lushcouture

    lushcouture said 5 years ago

    i really had no idea what the image was made of when i first set eyes on it...how wonderful and whimsical...took me right back to the magical and endless possiblies of my childhood. i remember making and assembling paper figures in shoe boxes as a child. it was my own small world...thank you for giving me that memory back!! congrats and thank goodness for etsy!! xo jen

  • byKEONA

    byKEONA said 5 years ago

    Wow! Amazing! You must have a huge amount of patient and a VERY steady hand :) Congrats to you and your soon to be new arrival.

  • edlynnsattic

    edlynnsattic said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and the new baby!! Your work is totally amazing!

  • FrancesMarin

    FrancesMarin said 5 years ago

    I am in love with your work! So great to see your studio and learn more about your process!

  • hatsbybuck

    hatsbybuck said 5 years ago

    Have loved your work for a long time. Congratulations on a much deserved feature.

  • hatsbybuck

    hatsbybuck said 5 years ago

    p.s. Thank you so much for mentioning those two artists. Wow, amazing work!!!

  • mybunnystitches

    mybunnystitches said 5 years ago

    Some great topics here! I'm glad I visited this blog.. There so many items that i like... I hope to have some visits to my store. I love feed back! Thanks Bunny~

  • mybunnystitches

    mybunnystitches said 5 years ago

    Very talented!

  • rjane069

    rjane069 said 5 years ago

    what a unique vision you have. Congrats on the feature! Your art is wonderful and so inspiring!

  • BodyLuminosity

    BodyLuminosity said 5 years ago

    Uniquely, touchingly, hauntingly beautiful. Love love love your work.

  • thecupcakekid

    thecupcakekid said 5 years ago

    I've been a big fan for a very long time, and am so pleased to learn more about the artist!

  • smileykylie97

    smileykylie97 said 5 years ago

    What unique work. I love it!

  • DappleWare

    DappleWare said 5 years ago

    I find your work extremely inspiring in the way that you take the time for the attention to detail. Beautiful art, thank you for sharing it with us!

  • KatherineMilesJones

    KatherineMilesJones said 5 years ago

    I love seeing something new and unexpected. Love your work. Cheers!

  • woodwings

    woodwings said 5 years ago

    You are as lovely as your art.

  • overDAcrib

    overDAcrib said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous and whimsical

  • vintageandjewelry

    vintageandjewelry said 5 years ago

    Finally it's your turn. Congratulation !! :)

  • Shallot

    Shallot said 5 years ago

    You are so talented and your works as pretty as yourself. :)

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    man i love this artist.. i almost missed this article.. BIG CONGRATS!!!

  • TreehouseIllustrator

    TreehouseIllustrator said 5 years ago

    I love seeing all of your works. Good for you for being with your kids -- I love that your daughter made parcels for your bathroom spider. Lol... :)

  • snotbooger

    snotbooger said 5 years ago

    dont forget the part about eating 2 weeks of sawdust while ripping and planing timber and sanding morning to night to get a glass finish on it

  • TheArtofMichelle

    TheArtofMichelle said 5 years ago

    love this article. she is such an interesting and inspiring artist and dreamer. thanks etsy!

  • truu1

    truu1 said 5 years ago

    What you do is magical! Love your work! Many <3 to you:)

  • JosieSumerlin

    Josie Sumerlin from JosiesArtAttic said 5 years ago

    Just discovered you congratulations on the feature love your stuf I hope to own some soon!

  • puffina610

    Marie Gulari said 4 years ago

    Your work is inspiring....thank you for sharing it with the world :)

  • etchedacrylics

    etchedacrylics from etchedacrylics said 4 years ago

    stunning work!!! and congrats on the feature :)

  • JohannaDeDerde

    Johanna de Derde from JohannaDeDerde said 4 years ago

    I loose myself in daydreams looking at your lovely work!

  • poojacampbell

    Pooja Campbell from 41GrantRoad said 4 years ago

    your work is so beautiful and soulful. i love it! congrats on the feature

  • dolphin180

    Ally Street said 4 years ago

    there is only one thing to write about your work 'you are a beautiful artist' Thank you

  • dolphin180

    Ally Street said 4 years ago

    Beautiful Beautiful and Beautiful thank you xox

  • Petitbijouartshop

    Mariette from Petitbijouartshop said 4 years ago

    Love your work..very inspiring, and magical;-)

  • vika99

    运达 郝 said 4 years ago

    喜欢你的作品,更喜欢你

  • gilliancorcoran

    Gillian from ResinRoad said 4 years ago

    So stunning and original! :)

  • branchonthebeadtree

    Mary G. Perez from branchonthebeadtree said 4 years ago

    I wanted to meet you since my daughter April Fuentes Reech, also a shop owner on ETSY used your "Tranquil Moments" in one of her Treasuries. I was drawn into the scene because of the soft transparent like image and it looked so real yet so imaginary at the same time. I am glad we finally meet and thank you so much for letting me use one of you works as an image for one of my poems. "Two Hearts" on branchonthebeadedtree. My FB fans have loved it!

  • branchonthebeadtree

    Mary G. Perez from branchonthebeadtree said 4 years ago

    correction: "Tranquil Mornings", sorry. :)

  • mittai

    Mitra from Baanoo said 4 years ago

    outstanding! you have put your heart and your mind together to make all this beauty! One falls in love with your work at the first sight!

  • evaluna2005

    evaluna2005 said 4 years ago

    MAGICAL!

  • fyrewurks

    Jennifer from FyreWurkShop said 4 years ago

    I bought "A Day to Celebrate" over a year ago and it has become my favorite piece of artwork in my home! Very lovely, all of them.

  • holly122

    Holly from hollybeals said 3 years ago

    Blown away, your work is absolutely stunning!

  • CarlottaART

    Carlotta from CarlottaART said 3 years ago

    So Amazing! I love your work! Beautiful!

  • haskwart

    Justyna Jaszke from JustynaJaszke said 3 years ago

    Great, amazing works :)

  • Filigrina

    Filigrina from Filigrina said 3 years ago

    So gentle, delicate and sincere art!

  • FabGiftsDesign

    FabGiftsDesign from FabGiftsDesign said 1 year ago

    Wonderful, amazing works

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