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Shirley Moravec

Shirley Moravec

Lebanon, TN

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I have been interested in art, craft work, sewing and invention my whole life. I started sewing when I was old enough to hold a needle, fashioning doll clothes and then at age 9, I started sewing clothes for myself. By the time I was 14, I was making clothes for my family, relatives and later on--boyfriends. Also in my early teens, I started tying knots together and thought I made up a new craft-only to find out it was already invented. It was called macrame'. Drawing and art were always in the background because I wasn't sure it was "productive" enough or practical. I always wanted to draw but there seemed to be a sense of guilt associated with it. Let's just say that nobody gave me "their blessing" in regards to being an artist, even though it nagged at me all the time, and still does.

Now that I am older, my children grown, many grandchildren and some "free" time-I feel that it's now or never! I have given myself permission to make ART.

Growing up in northern Minnesota gave me a great appreciation for the Great North Woods. I was practically in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Almost every summer-for many years we went camping on Trout Lake--often revisiting our favorite campsite on Paradise Island. The beautiful scenery, the cry of the loons and the secret blueberry patches hold some of my happiest memories.

Many of my images are from photos taken in my back yard-now in Lebanon Tennessee and yes-there are some images of northern Minnesota as well. I have never had to travel very far to find beauty or awe inspiring vistas or the tiny miracles of nature that are occurring all around us and for that I feel blessed.

I believe healing energy is all around us in nature and we only need to look to see it. I hope that my drawings and images will capture some of that spark to heal and energize those who see it~!

 

SPA BEADS by Shirley Moravec

 

CELEBRATION CANDLES by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNSET ACROSS THE FIELD by Shirley Moravec

 

PASSION FLOWER PROFILE by Shirley Moravec

 

TWO GIRAFFES EXPECTING by Shirley Moravec

 

WARNING ANGEL II by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY GARDEN by Shirley Moravec

 

A NEW TWIST by Shirley Moravec

 

DAYLIGHT IN THE SWAMP by Shirley Moravec

 

ORANGES by Shirley Moravec

 

SPARKLING WATERFALL by Shirley Moravec

 

A Breath of Fresh Air by Shirley Moravec

 

Red Cardinal by Shirley Moravec

 

Edgy Color Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Oranges on Vine III by Shirley Moravec

 

Sweet Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

Postcard From Asia by Shirley Moravec

 

Think Spring by Shirley Moravec

 

Blooming by Shirley Moravec

 

Connected by Shirley Moravec

 

GIRL WITH PURPLE HAT by Shirley Moravec

 

ORANGES ON THE VINE by Shirley Moravec

 

Camel at the Fair by Shirley Moravec

 

More Bees in Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Bees in Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Jesus in the Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Onion Top by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Light Bubble by Shirley Moravec

 

Red Sunset by Shirley Moravec

 

Curious Camo by Shirley Moravec

 

Bee Hanging On II by Shirley Moravec

 

Forest Path Blue Green Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue White Cloud Scene by Shirley Moravec

 

Mother Mary Soft Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Spring Color Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Prayers and Candles by Shirley Moravec

 

Three Oranges Altered by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Scenic Woodpile by Shirley Moravec

 

Doing What Bees Do by Shirley Moravec

 

Mossy Ground V by Shirley Moravec

 

Quilted Colors by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Pods V by Shirley Moravec

 

Raspberry Swirl by Shirley Moravec

 

Milkweed Medalion by Shirley Moravec

 

Watercolor Purple Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Bee Hanging On by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion for Purple by Shirley Moravec

 

Confetti Flower Garden by Shirley Moravec