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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~!

 

Sunflower Yellow Blue Red by Shirley Moravec

 

Young Magnolia Tree by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Coin Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Ride the Wave by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset by Shirley Moravec

 

Christian Cross by Shirley Moravec

 

Pastel Petals by Shirley Moravec

 

Making a Point by Shirley Moravec

 

Vivid Sunset by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Day Hilltop View by Shirley Moravec

 

Mexican Summer Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Girl with Red Hat by Shirley Moravec

 

Trees Along the Way by Shirley Moravec

 

Light Thru the Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

Geometric tile by Shirley Moravec

 

Milkweed Madallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Floral Arrangement with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Colorful Bird on Deck by Shirley Moravec

 

Whatever Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

Teal Green Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

SOUTHWEST DESIGN by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flower Buds by Shirley Moravec

 

Garden Grey Squirrel by Shirley Moravec

 

Tonal Fall ground Cover by Shirley Moravec

 

Milkweed Memories by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Day Field Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Rocky Shores and Lily Pads by Shirley Moravec

 

Midnight Sun by Shirley Moravec

 

Sweet Mary Collage by Shirley Moravec

 

Moonlight by Shirley Moravec

 

Onion Tops by Shirley Moravec

 

Don't Blow It Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Red Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Plant Making Faces by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Barn with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Joyful Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Color Globe by Shirley Moravec

 

Enchanted Forest II by Shirley Moravec

 

Roger Tennis by Shirley Moravec

 

Blake by Shirley Moravec

 

Tree Trunks by Shirley Moravec

 

Deer Surprise by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Day Golden Hay by Shirley Moravec

 

Floral Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

Riverbank II by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Pansies by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec