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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~!

 

CIRCLING RAVEN by Shirley Moravec

 

PIECES OF SUMMER by Shirley Moravec

 

SORROW TO JOY by Shirley Moravec

 

PURPLE BORDER FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

SKETCHY WOODS by Shirley Moravec

 

MIGHTY MILKWEED by Shirley Moravec

 

REDHEADED ANGEL by Shirley Moravec

 

YELLOW WILD FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

AMERICANA QUILT by Shirley Moravec

 

PEACHY EMBROIDERY by Shirley Moravec

 

WHITE OWL DOGWOOD by Shirley Moravec

 

RED PLAID COLOR WHEEL by Shirley Moravec

 

PURPLE BRILLIANCE by Shirley Moravec

 

ORANGE BLACK by Shirley Moravec

 

UPSIDE DOWN BEE by Shirley Moravec

 

LIME DESIGN by Shirley Moravec

 

RARE VINES by Shirley Moravec

 

COLOR BURST YELLOW by Shirley Moravec

 

BLUE RED COMPLEX QUILT by Shirley Moravec

 

BLOOMING PINK by Shirley Moravec

 

LINKED HEARTS by Shirley Moravec

 

EARLY MORNING CLOUDS by Shirley Moravec

 

WILD ROSES III by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY BALANCE by Shirley Moravec

 

PATCHWORK PINK GREEN by Shirley Moravec

 

CIRCLING PINK WHITE GREEN by Shirley Moravec

 

TINY PURPLE FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

YELLOW SKY by Shirley Moravec

 

BEES IN A BUSH by Shirley Moravec

 

SPRING WILDFLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK TURQUOISE by Shirley Moravec

 

TALL GRASSES by Shirley Moravec

 

GOLDEN FORREST by Shirley Moravec

 

WARNING ANGEL by Shirley Moravec

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE by Shirley Moravec

 

GIRL IN RED HAT by Shirley Moravec

 

FOILED FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

YELLOW BUTTERFLY by Shirley Moravec

 

GETTING DUCKS IN A ROW by Shirley Moravec

 

LIGHT RED BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

NATIVE GIRL by Shirley Moravec

 

BRIGHT RED BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

SMALL ORANGES by Shirley Moravec

 

Chinese figures by Shirley Moravec

 

sunset II by Shirley Moravec

 

Black Blue Butterfly by Shirley Moravec

 

COUNTRY ROAD by Shirley Moravec

 

DOGWOOD NIGHT BLOOMS by Shirley Moravec