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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~!

 

Wild Oranges III by Shirley Moravec

 

Abstract Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

Spring Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Field Flowers III by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Stripes by Shirley Moravec

 

Let us Pray by Shirley Moravec

 

Hill View by Shirley Moravec

 

World Peace by Shirley Moravec

 

G W BRIDGE IN BLUE by Shirley Moravec

 

SKY LIGHTS by Shirley Moravec

 

G W BRIDGE D C by Shirley Moravec

 

Girl With Red Hat II by Shirley Moravec

 

BLUE SNOWFLAKE by Shirley Moravec

 

ON THE RIVERBANK by Shirley Moravec

 

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS by Shirley Moravec

 

Circular Beauty by Shirley Moravec

 

What is on the Inside by Shirley Moravec

 

Quilted Comfort by Shirley Moravec

 

Eye See You by Shirley Moravec

 

Winter Wonders by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Geraniums by Shirley Moravec

 

He Saves by Shirley Moravec

 

Girl on the Merry-Go-Round by Shirley Moravec

 

Wooded Path with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Fireworks at the Fair by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset at the Marina by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK RED GREEN FLORAL by Shirley Moravec

 

Angelic Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Angel for Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Winter Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

The Sunny Side by Shirley Moravec

 

Southern Winter by Shirley Moravec

 

RED WREATH by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNNY SIDE UP BREAKFAST by Shirley Moravec

 

Busy Bee by Shirley Moravec

 

Angel of My Heart by Shirley Moravec

 

The Heart of a Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Asian Influences III by Shirley Moravec

 

I AM Thinking by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistles in Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Blossom by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Pretty Yellew Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Christian Cross by Shirley Moravec

 

Buterfly Garden V by Shirley Moravec

 

Orange Light with Green by Shirley Moravec

 

New Wave by Shirley Moravec