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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~!

 

The Dance of Summer by Shirley Moravec

 

Swords in a circle by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink White Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Peek a Boo Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Cool Color Petals by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Light Special by Shirley Moravec

 

Feathered Circle by Shirley Moravec

 

Small Yellow Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Bees in Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Flowers on the Dark Side by Shirley Moravec

 

Dill Weed by Shirley Moravec

 

Rustic Barn by Shirley Moravec

 

Bird in Flight by Shirley Moravec

 

Art Deco and Pink by Shirley Moravec

 

Colored Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

Flower Garden Color by Shirley Moravec

 

Bird Healing by Shirley Moravec

 

Spin Cycle by Shirley Moravec

 

Park River by Shirley Moravec

 

Weed Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Champagne by Shirley Moravec

 

Doll Face by Shirley Moravec

 

Sassy Seal by Shirley Moravec

 

LADY BY THE LAKE by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Star Light by Shirley Moravec

 

My Roses IV by Shirley Moravec

 

Into the Light by Shirley Moravec

 

What a Doll by Shirley Moravec

 

Things Great and Small by Shirley Moravec

 

Good Vibration by Shirley Moravec

 

My Roses II by Shirley Moravec

 

New Day Turn the Page by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Mums by Shirley Moravec

 

White Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Super Silly Daisies by Shirley Moravec

 

On the Farm by Shirley Moravec

 

Mums by Shirley Moravec

 

Quiet Excitement by Shirley Moravec

 

Planted Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Sleeping Princess by Shirley Moravec

 

Connected by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Passion Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Uphill Path Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

Abstract Dogwood Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Abstract Violet Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Medley by Shirley Moravec