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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~!

 

Petal Power by Shirley Moravec

 

Permanent Sunshine by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Blue Tile by Shirley Moravec

 

Periwinkle Floral by Shirley Moravec

 

Majenta Mandala by Shirley Moravec

 

Country Life in Spring by Shirley Moravec

 

WaterFall Memories by Shirley Moravec

 

Buterfly Garden III by Shirley Moravec

 

Watching Clouds Go By by Shirley Moravec

 

Spring Floral Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Super Jpy Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Twisted Vine Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Day by Shirley Moravec

 

In Full Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Red Blue Beaded Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Steps by Shirley Moravec

 

The Ruins Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Little Barn dark Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby in Blue Chair by Shirley Moravec

 

Framed Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Yikes II by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Pod by Shirley Moravec

 

Fresh Raspberries by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower VII by Shirley Moravec

 

On Mossy Ground III by Shirley Moravec

 

Milkweed Bee by Shirley Moravec

 

Carliebug by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Blue Jay by Shirley Moravec

 

Magnolia Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Blooms in a Basket by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Pansey by Shirley Moravec

 

Big Brown Eyes Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

The Island by Shirley Moravec

 

Prayers and Candles by Shirley Moravec

 

Grown with Love by Shirley Moravec

 

Little Flower Man by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly with Yellow Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Seedling with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Grasshoppers Sun Bathing by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Flower Vine Red by Shirley Moravec

 

Marys Tea Party by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Plant Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Spin by Shirley Moravec

 

Moonflower Revisited by Shirley Moravec

 

Colored Fog by Shirley Moravec

 

Smel the Wild Roses by Shirley Moravec

 

Art Deco Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Blues by Shirley Moravec