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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~!

 

Red Berry by Shirley Moravec

 

PRETTY GROUND COVER MEDLEY by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunny Hilltop by Shirley Moravec

 

Ground Cover 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunrise over the City 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Christmas Prayers by Shirley Moravec

 

WILD ROSES III by Shirley Moravec

 

Geranium Quilt Medallion 1 by Shirley Moravec

 

October Snowstorm by Shirley Moravec

 

Born to Sing by Shirley Moravec

 

Life is a Merry-Go-Round by Shirley Moravec

 

Leopard Lazy Day Ahead by Shirley Moravec

 

More Passion Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Mossy Ground IV by Shirley Moravec

 

Chris at the Cabin by Shirley Moravec

 

Trees From Rocks by Shirley Moravec

 

What a Doll by Shirley Moravec

 

Forrest with Dark Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Cross My Heart by Shirley Moravec

 

He Lights My Way by Shirley Moravec

 

Rocky Shore Dark Border by Shirley Moravec

 

October Snow Green Frame by Shirley Moravec

 

The Old Barn Brown Matting by Shirley Moravec

 

Focus Color Therapy by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Branches by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild White Flower Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Impressionist Reflection by Shirley Moravec

 

All Alone Orangatang by Shirley Moravec

 

Quilted Comfort by Shirley Moravec

 

Riverbed with Yellow Border by Shirley Moravec

 

My Roses III by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Color Riot 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Gentle River by Shirley Moravec

 

SMALL ORANGES by Shirley Moravec

 

Moth Red Border by Shirley Moravec

 

RED SUN THROUGH TREES by Shirley Moravec

 

Moth in My Kitchen by Shirley Moravec

 

Favorite Butterfly 1 by Shirley Moravec

 

Fresh Cut Path by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Not Ready For Prime Time by Shirley Moravec

 

Bird on My Deck by Shirley Moravec

 

Onion Top Bubble Border by Shirley Moravec

 

This Old Barn by Shirley Moravec

 

Pretty Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

Light A Candle Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY DAY 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

DRAGONFLY 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

TWO OF A KIND by Shirley Moravec