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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~!

 

Thinking of Van Gogh by Shirley Moravec

 

First Birthday with Cake by Shirley Moravec

 

Altered Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

DAYLIGHT IN THE SWAMP by Shirley Moravec

 

Irresistable by Shirley Moravec

 

I AM Thinking by Shirley Moravec

 

FLOWERS FOR YOU by Shirley Moravec

 

Beloved Ancestors with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

WATER LILLY by Shirley Moravec

 

Morning Barn by Shirley Moravec

 

Broter Fawn by Shirley Moravec

 

GETTING DUCKS IN A ROW by Shirley Moravec

 

Looking after her Fawns by Shirley Moravec

 

Memphis Zoo Tiger by Shirley Moravec

 

SECRET GARDEN by Shirley Moravec

 

Posing Fawn by Shirley Moravec

 

JESUS by Shirley Moravec

 

Don Fox Park III by Shirley Moravec

 

LOVE by Shirley Moravec

 

WHITE POINTS ON A FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

Ethereal Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Odd Couple by Shirley Moravec

 

UPSIDE DOWN BEE by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY BALANCE by Shirley Moravec

 

World Peace by Shirley Moravec

 

WHY BABY by Shirley Moravec

 

Wooded Path with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

sunset II by Shirley Moravec

 

Prancer Showing Off by Shirley Moravec

 

Black Blue Butterfly by Shirley Moravec

 

COUNTRY ROAD by Shirley Moravec

 

DOGWOOD NIGHT BLOOMS by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Bird by Shirley Moravec

 

WILD ROSES by Shirley Moravec

 

AT THE MARINA by Shirley Moravec

 

PASSION FLOWER DEBUT by Shirley Moravec

 

EAGLE EYE by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Blues II by Shirley Moravec

 

Tiger Fish Bowl by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Spirit Breath by Shirley Moravec

 

LEOPARD IN MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

GORILLA IN MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

OH NO by Shirley Moravec

 

Sweet Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

Posing Fawn II by Shirley Moravec

 

New Day Turn the Page by Shirley Moravec

 

A Day at the Farm by Shirley Moravec