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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~!

 

Sun Flower Medallion by Shirley Moravec

 

Sunset in Field by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Oranges by Shirley Moravec

 

Layers of Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Seedling by Shirley Moravec

 

Red Color Wheel by Shirley Moravec

 

A Day at the Park by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Sky Landscape by Shirley Moravec

 

Tile Design with Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Brown Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Tile Design by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Yelow Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Host Bloom by Shirley Moravec

 

Green Ring with Blue by Shirley Moravec

 

Ideas in Orbit by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild Yellow Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Tribal Pink by Shirley Moravec

 

Sweetness by Shirley Moravec

 

Nosey Tomatoe by Shirley Moravec

 

Little Llama by Shirley Moravec

 

Low Ground Cover by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Dogwood Blooms by Shirley Moravec

 

Wild by Design by Shirley Moravec

 

Bare Barn Framed by Shirley Moravec

 

Carlie by Shirley Moravec

 

Snow Day Revisited by Shirley Moravec

 

Thistle Power by Shirley Moravec

 

Shy Giraffes by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Light Path by Shirley Moravec

 

Early Evening Sundown by Shirley Moravec

 

Turquoise Jeweled by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Flower with a Bug by Shirley Moravec

 

Winking Passionflower by Shirley Moravec

 

Pinker Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Pink Light by Shirley Moravec

 

After the Snow by Shirley Moravec

 

Waterfall Wednesday by Shirley Moravec

 

Passionflower Begging for Attention by Shirley Moravec

 

SWORDS AND FLOWERS by Shirley Moravec

 

Fireworks Reformed by Shirley Moravec

 

Flowers for You by Shirley Moravec

 

Brilliant by Shirley Moravec

 

Country Quilt Red Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue Sound Waves by Shirley Moravec

 

Cornflower Yelloe by Shirley Moravec

 

Purple Rose Blossom by Shirley Moravec

 

Pretty Aqua Ribbons by Shirley Moravec