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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~!

 

Happy by Shirley Moravec

 

Sketchy Bird by Shirley Moravec

 

GREEN MANDALA by Shirley Moravec

 

TWISTED BRANCHES by Shirley Moravec

 

MYSTIC LIGHT by Shirley Moravec

 

BLACK BLUE BUTTERFLY by Shirley Moravec

 

YELOW PINK BLUE MANDALA by Shirley Moravec

 

PINK MANDALA BLOOM by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY WHY by Shirley Moravec

 

MOSSY GROUND by Shirley Moravec

 

ONE PATH by Shirley Moravec

 

LITTLE SHED AT FARM by Shirley Moravec

 

Fireflies in the Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

WOODED PATH WITH BORDERS by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Busy Bee III by Shirley Moravec

 

Smal Orange Tree by Shirley Moravec

 

Park River by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Riot by Shirley Moravec

 

FLORAL DESIGN by Shirley Moravec

 

A NEW TWIST by Shirley Moravec

 

The Seed of Thought by Shirley Moravec

 

PANSEY CRUSH by Shirley Moravec

 

SHORTCUT THRU THE WOODS by Shirley Moravec

 

RED SUN THROUGH TREES by Shirley Moravec

 

INTO THE CLEARING by Shirley Moravec

 

Awesome Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

The Woods by Shirley Moravec

 

New Color Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

I Am Thinking by Shirley Moravec

 

Yelow Floral Burst by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Thistle Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Deco Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Sunrise by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Hot Pink and Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Pastel Purple Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

Coming Up Daisies Orange by Shirley Moravec

 

Three Flowers in the Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle with Personality by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flowers with Brown Eyes by Shirley Moravec

 

Soft Pink Thistle by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Blue Eyes by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall by the River by Shirley Moravec

 

Pine Tree Path by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Flower Feeding Frenzy by Shirley Moravec

 

Center of My Soul by Shirley Moravec

 

Working Together Bees by Shirley Moravec