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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~!

 

RED PANDA MEMPHIS by Shirley Moravec

 

Yellow Water Lily by Shirley Moravec

 

The Clearing 3 by Shirley Moravec

 

Zebra 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Little Shed by Shirley Moravec

 

Zebra by Shirley Moravec

 

Cheetah by Shirley Moravec

 

Giraffe and Baby by Shirley Moravec

 

LOST SOULS by Shirley Moravec

 

Blue white Thistles by Shirley Moravec

 

Happy Roses by Shirley Moravec

 

Angel Wings by Shirley Moravec

 

Old Barn Up Close by Shirley Moravec

 

Small Red Swirl by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Geraniums by Shirley Moravec

 

G W BRIDGE D C by Shirley Moravec

 

MRI by Shirley Moravec

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Bengal Tiger by Shirley Moravec

 

Field Flowers by Shirley Moravec

 

Young Artist by Shirley Moravec

 

Smoke Ring by Shirley Moravec

 

Tree Trunks by Shirley Moravec

 

Pansey 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Perfect Passion Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

JUST TREES by Shirley Moravec

 

Passion Flower Lift Off by Shirley Moravec

 

Dragonfly by Shirley Moravec

 

Summer Field Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

Into the Light by Shirley Moravec

 

Cheetah Lean and Mean by Shirley Moravec

 

Pastural with Pink Border by Shirley Moravec

 

Soft Focus Path in the Woods by Shirley Moravec

 

The Clearing 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Tall Trees by Shirley Moravec

 

THE CLEARING by Shirley Moravec

 

New Wave by Shirley Moravec

 

Black Butterfly by Shirley Moravec

 

SUNSET OVER FARM by Shirley Moravec

 

AMERICAN EAGLE 2 by Shirley Moravec

 

Balancing Blue Flower by Shirley Moravec

 

A Butterfly Day by Shirley Moravec

 

Majestic by Shirley Moravec

 

Angel of my Heart by Shirley Moravec

 

Three Oranges by Shirley Moravec

 

Red Green White Christmas by Shirley Moravec

 

EARLY MORNING CLOUDS by Shirley Moravec

 

Christmas Leaf Motif 8 by Shirley Moravec

 

Christmas Leaf Motif 9 by Shirley Moravec