Shirley Ann Austin is a well known artist throughout California. Born in 1938 to Mother Ingeborg and Father John Boy. She was born in Hollywood, California but later raised in the Bay Area. Having been married right after high school and having her first of four children; Shirley was soon forced to make a living on her own to support her and her kin when she was divorced in 1966. Having studied under Artist Roberto Lupetti for three years, Shirley decided to make a living through her art. Shirley’s hardships sparked the flame in her art work and despite the fact that many Artists were not self supporting artist, Shirley was able to become a successful Artist and make a living for her and her children by selling her work and making a name for herself as a Bay Area Artist.
Everyone has his or her favorite garden tools, but in our opinion there is a basic handful that the home gardener simply shouldn’t do without. Below you’ll find a run-down on the five (5) best and most necessary gardening tools there are and why we think so. These tools may not be the perfect tools for everyone; every gardener and garden is unique. But we definitely think that every gardener should at least give these tools a chance to earn the right to be listed among the top five.
Are you a person who likes to collect things and waits for the perfect time to bring your treasures out? Are you that one friend who knows when the next BIG THING is about to come out? If so, this read is for you. Shirley's Simple Shelving has been part of the #shelfie movement and has contributed to changing the way people think of their shelves. Shirley's Simple Shelving displays can add a modern twist to your setup of pottery, plants, books, makeup, nail polish, art supplies, toys, collectibles; You name it!
Click to read on the #shelfie movement and see how you can get involved in displaying your items in a creative way.
Our vision is the creation of a product that is not only simple but versatile. We want our customers to just "GET It" by looking at it. Makeup Artist Stefanie Trejo, does a great job showing us how to create a simple fall look and how she uses our Mini Easy to creatively display her makeup collection.
Click to read tips on how to create a simple & trendy fall look.
There is no better way to preserve your garden's gifts than through photography. We will go over the basics of composition, the use of lighting, using the concept of depth of field, appreciating patterns and textures, and the art of staging. Sample photos will be used to illustrate specific points.
So it’s that time of year, either you just got home with a big haul or maybe your succulents are starting to grow. Either way you are now in need of soil but you don’t know where to start. Well let’s start at the root of the issue (quite literally) and learn how to mix up some potting mix for our succulents because great soil is a great place to start. This guide will walk you through the basics of creating a perfectly balanced potting mix for any succulent.