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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~!

 

Purple Tree Line by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Purple and Green by Shirley Moravec

 

TINY PURPLE FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

Straw Wreath by Shirley Moravec

 

Bee Hanging On by Shirley Moravec

 

Jesus in the Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Art Deco Design by Shirley Moravec

 

Little Weed Kaliedoscope by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Summer 3 by Shirley Moravec

 

Message of Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Passion Flower 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Branching Out in Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Summer by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset Yellow Orange by Shirley Moravec

 

Tribal Star by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset Red Yellow by Shirley Moravec

 

Oranges on Vine III by Shirley Moravec

 

Branching Out 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset on the Hill by Shirley Moravec

 

City of Gold Scroll Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Colorful Woods Abstract by Shirley Moravec

 

Vibrant Purple Green Blue Circle by Shirley Moravec

 

Moth on Painting by Shirley Moravec

 

Calm Lake Superior by Shirley Moravec

 

Up A Creek by Shirley Moravec

 

Bee Hanging On II by Shirley Moravec

 

River Bend by Shirley Moravec

 

Country Quilt Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

Think Spring by Shirley Moravec

 

Pear Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Woman Before and After by Shirley Moravec

 

River Bed Rock Black Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Cosmic Bubbles by Shirley Moravec

 

ON THE RIVERBANK II by Shirley Moravec

 

BUTTERFLY PINK PURPLE by Shirley Moravec

 

Hosta Bloom 2 Dark Frame by Shirley Moravec

 

Double Up Flowers Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

Dragonfly with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower with Dark Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Pattern Black Frame by Shirley Moravec

 

Love Nature by Shirley Moravec

 

Old Barn Again Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

LIGHT ON THE PATH by Shirley Moravec

 

Moravian Star by Shirley Moravec

 

New Day Trail by Shirley Moravec

 

Irregular Sun by Shirley Moravec

 

Too Precious Baby Boy by Shirley Moravec

 

Cute Kid by Shirley Moravec