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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~!

 

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

 

Uphill in the Meadow by Shirley Moravec

 

Riverbank II by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Pansies by Shirley Moravec

 

Doing What Bees Do by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Flower Community by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Purple Flower Hiding by Shirley Moravec

 

Burnt Orange Butterfly by Shirley Moravec

 

Spring Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Pastel Green Field Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Riverbank by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

New Growth Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Business by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Spin by Shirley Moravec

 

WARM COOL SUN by Shirley Moravec

 

Hot Sumer Thistles by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterflies in the Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Do I Have Egg on my Face by Shirley Moravec

 

Asian Influence III by Shirley Moravec

 

Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle with Borders by Shirley Moravec

 

Swans in Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Soft Woods by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Roses on the Table by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue White Pink Quilt Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Rosie by Shirley Moravec

 

Anniversary Roses by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Pods by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Morning Bird 2 by Shirley Moravec