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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 Field Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Cheetah Lean and Mean by Shirley Moravec

 

All Alone Orangatang by Shirley Moravec

 

Memphis Zoo Tiger by Shirley Moravec

 

Message of Love by Shirley Moravec

 

American Eagle Stare by Shirley Moravec

 

Low Hanging Fruit by Shirley Moravec

 

Dogwood in Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Quilted Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Tiger Fish Bowl by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Flower Prism by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Pansy by Shirley Moravec

 

Spirit Breath by Shirley Moravec

 

MONKEY HANG ON by Shirley Moravec

 

RED PANDA MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

LEOPARD IN MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

GORILLA IN MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

FLOWER SHOP by Shirley Moravec

 

STRANGE YELLOW WEEDS by Shirley Moravec

 

CINCINNATI ART GARDEN by Shirley Moravec

 

PETUNIA FACE by Shirley Moravec

 

OH NO by Shirley Moravec

 

Oranges on Vine III by Shirley Moravec

 

Sweet Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

Forest Path Blue Green Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Spring Color Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Scenic Woodpile by Shirley Moravec

 

Mossy Ground V by Shirley Moravec

 

Watercolor Purple Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Quilted Colors by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Pods V by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion for Purple by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Oranges III by Shirley Moravec

 

Eye See You by Shirley Moravec

 

What is on the Inside by Shirley Moravec

 

World Peace by Shirley Moravec

 

Wooded Path with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset at the Marina by Shirley Moravec

 

Girl on the Merry-Go-Round by Shirley Moravec

 

Fireworks at the Fair by Shirley Moravec

 

Angelic Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Pretty Yellew Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNNY SIDE UP BREAKFAST by Shirley Moravec

 

I AM Thinking by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistles in Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Buterfly Garden V by Shirley Moravec