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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~!

 

Riverbank II by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Pansies by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Cincinnatti Angel by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Purple Flower Hiding by Shirley Moravec

 

Pastel Green Field Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Riverbank by Shirley Moravec

 

New Growth Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Business by Shirley Moravec

 

Hot Sumer Thistles by Shirley Moravec

 

Do I Have Egg on my Face by Shirley Moravec

 

Swans in Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue White Pink Quilt Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Rosie by Shirley Moravec

 

Anniversary Roses by Shirley Moravec

 

TWISTED BRANCHES by Shirley Moravec

 

BLACK BLUE BUTTERFLY by Shirley Moravec

 

Ride the Wave by Shirley Moravec

 

LITTLE SHED AT FARM by Shirley Moravec

 

Fireflies in the Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

The Seed of Thought by Shirley Moravec

 

Awesome Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

I Am Thinking by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Sunrise by Shirley Moravec

 

Coming Up Daisies Orange by Shirley Moravec

 

Soft Pink Thistle by Shirley Moravec

 

Peek a Boo Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Bees in Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Sassy Seal by Shirley Moravec

 

My Roses IV by Shirley Moravec

 

Quiet Excitement by Shirley Moravec

 

My Roses II by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Sleeping Princess by Shirley Moravec

 

Connected by Shirley Moravec

 

WaterFall Memories by Shirley Moravec

 

Yikes II by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK FLOWER DECO BORDER by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Blue Jay by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Big Brown Eyes Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

The Island by Shirley Moravec

 

Prayers and Candles by Shirley Moravec

 

Seedling with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flower Vine Red by Shirley Moravec