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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~!

 

Rainbow Circle by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Floral Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

FADED BARN by Shirley Moravec

 

Levitation by Shirley Moravec

 

Busy Butterflies 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

BEES IN A BUSH by Shirley Moravec

 

PRETTY NICE FLOWER by Shirley Moravec

 

Busy Butterflies by Shirley Moravec

 

Hosta Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Garden by Shirley Moravec

 

Orange Blossoms by Shirley Moravec

 

Moon Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink and White Lilies by Shirley Moravec

 

MRI on Back by Shirley Moravec

 

Baby Mary by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion for Purple by Shirley Moravec

 

Whale at Seaworld by Shirley Moravec

 

Mountain Laurel by Shirley Moravec

 

Super Quilt 3 by Shirley Moravec

 

WINTER SNOW DRIFTS by Shirley Moravec

 

Dogwood in Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

SKETCHY WOODS by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset at the Marina by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Diamond Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Violet Collage by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Day by Shirley Moravec

 

Go Fly a Kite by Shirley Moravec

 

Everlasting Bloom Pink and Black by Shirley Moravec

 

Spin Cycle by Shirley Moravec

 

Dream Home by Shirley Moravec

 

Weeds at Sunset by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly Day by Shirley Moravec

 

Old Barn New Grass by Shirley Moravec

 

JUST WEEDS by Shirley Moravec

 

Hosta Blossom by Shirley Moravec

 

Summertime Scene by Shirley Moravec

 

Hill Top View Summer by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Trail by Shirley Moravec

 

Brown Eyed Susans Framed 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Fall Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

ANCIENT TREE REMAINS by Shirley Moravec

 

2 Bees Better Than 1 by Shirley Moravec

 

ALTERED PANSEY by Shirley Moravec

 

Buterfly Garden V by Shirley Moravec

 

Mexican Ruind Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

GRANDMAS BIG HOUSE FRAMED by Shirley Moravec

 

Thinking Baby Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

Ancestors by Shirley Moravec