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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~!

 

Smel the Wild Roses by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Blues by Shirley Moravec

 

Bumble Bee on Thistle by Shirley Moravec

 

Asian Influences by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Life Behind Bars by Shirley Moravec

 

Zebra Memphis Zoo by Shirley Moravec

 

Three Oranges Altered by Shirley Moravec

 

Laughing Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Feed Me Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly on the Job by Shirley Moravec

 

How Many Trees are These by Shirley Moravec

 

Bombs Early Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Rich Farmland by Shirley Moravec

 

Black Butterfly Showing Off by Shirley Moravec

 

Brilliant Blue Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Duck Duck Goose by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Green Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Brown Eyed Susans Bordered by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset in Field by Shirley Moravec

 

A Day at the Park by Shirley Moravec

 

Host Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Nosey Tomatoe by Shirley Moravec

 

Low Ground Cover by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Oranges III by Shirley Moravec

 

Lily by Shirley Moravec

 

Dogwood Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Bare Barn Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

DARK WOODS by Shirley Moravec

 

Snow Day Revisited by Shirley Moravec

 

Shy Giraffes by Shirley Moravec

 

The Clearing by Shirley Moravec

 

Watching Fish by Shirley Moravec

 

Bumble Bee Cliff Hanger by Shirley Moravec

 

Brow Eyed Susan Riot by Shirley Moravec

 

Dragonfly On Blue Rock by Shirley Moravec

 

Tigerland Memphis Zoo by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle Remains by Shirley Moravec

 

Flying a Kite by Shirley Moravec

 

Low Hanging Fruit by Shirley Moravec

 

Uphill Climb by Shirley Moravec

 

Morning Bird by Shirley Moravec

 

The Bees Knees by Shirley Moravec

 

Germination of a Seed by Shirley Moravec

 

Coin Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

MUMS by Shirley Moravec

 

FOLOW ME INTO THE WOODS by Shirley Moravec