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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~!

 

Woman Before and After by Shirley Moravec

 

It is Tropical Abstraction by Shirley Moravec

 

Path Through the Forest by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Flower Feast by Shirley Moravec

 

New Tree Growth by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunshine and Snow by Shirley Moravec

 

Cosmic Bubbles by Shirley Moravec

 

Winter Frost by Shirley Moravec

 

Angel Wings by Shirley Moravec

 

Dragonfly V by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Flower Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Tool Shed by Shirley Moravec

 

Confusion by Shirley Moravec

 

The Seed of Thought by Shirley Moravec

 

Busy Day in the Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Raspberries by Shirley Moravec

 

The Old Barn by Shirley Moravec

 

Spin Cycle by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Fall Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Stitched Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Lemon Lime by Shirley Moravec

 

Feathered Circle by Shirley Moravec

 

Scrambled Eggs by Shirley Moravec

 

Save Me by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Purple Ground Cover by Shirley Moravec

 

Walk this Way by Shirley Moravec

 

Moonflower III by Shirley Moravec

 

Smal Oranges II by Shirley Moravec

 

Farm Memories by Shirley Moravec

 

Small Oranges by Shirley Moravec

 

Young Christopher by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Violet Collage by Shirley Moravec

 

Patterned Collage by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Butterfly by Shirley Moravec

 

Into the Woods by Shirley Moravec

 

Life is Fragile by Shirley Moravec

 

Uphill in the Meadow by Shirley Moravec

 

What Might Have Been by Shirley Moravec

 

Bunch of Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

October Snowstorm by Shirley Moravec

 

Sassy Seal by Shirley Moravec

 

Joyful by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Killer Whale by Shirley Moravec

 

Watching Fish by Shirley Moravec

 

Altered Flower Blue Green by Shirley Moravec

 

Into the White by Shirley Moravec

 

Beetles Bugs and Blooms by Shirley Moravec