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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~!

 

Orange Harvest Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Think About It Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

Bears Telling Secrets Blue Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Asian Influences by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Plant Faces by Shirley Moravec

 

Life Behind Bars by Shirley Moravec

 

Zebra Memphis Zoo by Shirley Moravec

 

A Walk in the Park by Shirley Moravec

 

Rocky Shore 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Trees New Growth by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Yellow Green Bouquet by Shirley Moravec

 

Girl Picking Coffee Beans by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Pink Scroll Border Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Joyful by Shirley Moravec

 

Beloved Ancestors with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Grounds at Cincinnatti Art Museum by Shirley Moravec

 

Three Oranges Altered by Shirley Moravec

 

Laughing Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Path Through the Woods by Shirley Moravec

 

Favorite Butterfly 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Feed Me Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

Butterfly on the Job by Shirley Moravec

 

How Many Trees are These by Shirley Moravec

 

Fiesta Colors by Shirley Moravec

 

Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Wild Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

My Everlasting Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Cotton Candy by Shirley Moravec

 

Fuchia Petals by Shirley Moravec

 

Centering by Shirley Moravec

 

Abstract Lost Souls by Shirley Moravec

 

Rainbow Black White by Shirley Moravec

 

Perky Pink Pastel by Shirley Moravec

 

Lemon Lime by Shirley Moravec

 

Three D Pink Purple by Shirley Moravec

 

Front Yard Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Lacey Tan by Shirley Moravec

 

Lacey Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Pear Tree Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Field Flower Frenzy by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Snow by Shirley Moravec

 

Bombs Early Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Spruce by Shirley Moravec

 

Rich Farmland by Shirley Moravec

 

Vivid Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Leaf and Oranges by Shirley Moravec

 

Art Deco Pink and Green by Shirley Moravec