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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~!

 

FADED BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK MILKWEED by Shirley Moravec

 

PASSION FLOWER PODS by Shirley Moravec

 

FALLING ORANGES by Shirley Moravec

 

COLORFUL DESIGN by Shirley Moravec

 

GIRL PICKING BERRIES by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNSET OVER FARM by Shirley Moravec

 

TWEET TWEET by Shirley Moravec

 

RED FARM BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

WINTER SNOW DRIFTS by Shirley Moravec

 

ASIAN INFLUENCES II by Shirley Moravec

 

FIZZ by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY PINK PURPLE by Shirley Moravec

 

WINTER BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

SCENERY BUT DIFFERENT by Shirley Moravec

 

SEAWORLD SCENE by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK FLOWER DECO BORDER by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNNY SIDE III by Shirley Moravec

 

WARM SPRING FLORAL by Shirley Moravec

 

ROSES FOR YOU by Shirley Moravec

 

VINTAGE STYLE FLORAL by Shirley Moravec

 

LIGHT SHOW by Shirley Moravec

 

BIRTHDAY CAKE by Shirley Moravec

 

ARRANGED FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

POP OF COLOR II by Shirley Moravec

 

PRETTY NICE FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

CUTE RED FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

UNCONVENTIONAL COLORS by Shirley Moravec

 

WHITE CREAM BLUE by Shirley Moravec

 

ORANGE JUICED by Shirley Moravec

 

SOULFUL VIOLET by Shirley Moravec

 

POP OF COLOR by Shirley Moravec

 

PURPLE WHITE FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

COLOR FULL by Shirley Moravec

 

ANCIENT TREE REMAINS by Shirley Moravec

 

WHY BABY by Shirley Moravec

 

WARM BLUE by Shirley Moravec

 

DARK WOODS by Shirley Moravec

 

TOO EARLY SUN by Shirley Moravec

 

PUFF FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

SECRET GARDEN by Shirley Moravec

 

LOVE by Shirley Moravec

 

CENTERED by Shirley Moravec

 

STRUNG OUT by Shirley Moravec

 

AT THE PARK by Shirley Moravec

 

RED SKY BLUE by Shirley Moravec

 

PURPLE PERFECTION by Shirley Moravec

 

WHITE POINTS ON A FLOWER by Shirley Moravec