Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shades of Summer


Hello boys and girls. How’s everyone doing this evening then? It’s been a while, hasn’t it. Too long really. I think I needed a bit of a break after last week’s blog hopping siege; I don’t know about you lot but that carry on really took it out of me! Great fun though, well worth it. Anyhoo…

So it seems summer has finally arrived on these blustery shores. I’ve been spending my afternoons dandering and daydreaming, taking pictures and collecting sea shells - basically just making the most of the fine weather and my free time while I still have some (finally got myself a new job, woo hoo!). It’s been really rather lovely. I would share some snaps but I feel like I’ve been saturating this blog with my mediocre photos recently. Plus, there’s simply no way any of my own pictures could ever convey my present mood as beautifully as these:


The work of Canadian artist Elly MacKay, the images you see before you were created using hand cut painted paper and photographed in a miniature theatre. I just adore the light, airy feel to these fairytale-esque scenes. So fitting for how I feel right now, like walking on clouds made of marshmallows. Incidentally, you can find many more instances of Ms MacKay’s heart warming work at her aptly named Etsy shop, Theatre Clouds. Eye candy for little girls of all ages :)


p.s. I’ve only just discovered she has a Flickr page and a blog too, where you can find even more dreamy delights! Check them out here and here respectively.

12 comments:

Romantic Heroine said...

what a beautiful post, róisín. And I know what you mean. summer is too beautiful to stay inside and spend time with blogging. Everyone wants to catch as much sun as possible. luckily summer came back today!
Did you find some nice sea shells?

beautiful pictures, by the way. they encourage to start daydreams...like to indulge myself in this world ♥

Kim said...

It sounds like you are enjoying your summer. I will be doing some beach-combing too when I visit my brother soon.

These pictures are like a dream. I can't get over the three-dimensional quality of them. Thanks for sharing her work. I'm going to look at the shop now. :)

mirsini's creations said...

Wow!!! I LOve these artworks!!! I will visit her blog for sure!!! Thank you for sharing sth so wonderful again!!
Oh! and sth else! I just realised that it was your sister in the photos of your tea party!!! I'm daydreaming too!!!
Have fun whatever you do !!!!
Kisses and hugs!!! :o>

mademoiselle G said...

Wow, I absolutely love these! So delicate and enchanting...Gorgeous!
Hope you're having a great summer beginning! :-)

Jeanne said...

How utterly delightful!! I feel like I could float away on a cloud....
Thanx! I needed that uplift today!

Sara said...

what delightul works of art. I shall be looking at her site. Hugs Sara

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Glad to hear that summer has arrived and that you've been enjoying every minute of it! I like collecting shells, too. :) Thank you for sharing Elly's work. I am in LOVE! Promptly made her shop a favorite.

Carolyn said...

Hi Roisin! What a lovely summery post.
(Just incase u didn't see it, you might like to check out my 'Fairy Party Giveaway Draw' post) ^_^

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

I LOVE this artist! The dreamlike detail in the painting and that hazy magical lighting in the photos are just exquisite.
And do come visit the Pacific Northwest! It's beautiful and if it's anything like my visit to your lovely island, you may discover the magic of a place that is both home-like and yet wonderfully "other" at the same time. Sort of like a dream where you are in a familiar place that is still somehow completely different at the same time...
I am a few hours south of BC, but I hope if you ever do visit we can meet up!
Happy summer days!

Kathy said...

Oh - I beat you to her!! I found her a while back. Isn't this art amazing?! It absolutely captures a feeling that I can't quite put my finger on. Who'd guess you could get all that out of a box, paper, and light? Hope you're having a great summer! It's been really good here. Not too much of a scorcher. But since I like heat and sunshine over cold it wouldn't matter to me if it were! - Cheers, Kathy

ruthie said...

Roisin, i do love Elly's work it has such a dream quality. Our summer seems to be hidding on & off still, so am dashing out at any ray od sunshine, enjoy yours x

Robin said...

lovely art.... very romantic

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