Saturday, April 30, 2016


What to get mom for Mother's Day?  Here are 50 fun ideas you'll find at our Spring Sale, HERE COMES THE SUN.

Friday, April 29, 2016


Karen Skillett has been working all spring to bring you new delightful items! Her concrete figurines (cast from antique European chocolate molds) are sporting new Hawaiian prints along with many natural finishes. If you'd like to paint your own, just pick up a kit, complete with cast figurine, paints, and a brush! Karen has also made many new beads for this show which she has made into unique jewelry pieces. 

And don't miss her whimsical clocks! She is teaching a workshop for her clock, so sign up and join the spring fun!

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Tonight from 4:00 - 8:00 is our Opening Night Garden Party for HERE COMES THE SUN. The Shawnee Mission East Jazz Combo will be playing live jazz, you can sample a natural soda made from floral elixirs and KC Gourmet’s Raspberry Jalepeno 3-Layer Dip along with other tasty indulgences.  

Best of all, the garden and studio are filled with cool stuff for you and your loved ones, your home and your garden. Add your own creative touch by taking part in in the craft activities . Make a sun flower pot stake or a “color it yourself” message block we’ve created just for HERE COMES THE SUN. 

Don’t miss it-come join us tonight!
From the Summer’s Garden Spring Sale
8601 Barkley Street in Overland Park, KS

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Guest Artist: NANCY KEENER

It was great to have an abundant rainfall to settle the dust and refresh the earth. It looks like we are going to have beautfiul weather for our Opening Night Garden Party for HERE COMES THE SUN.
Have you ever wanted to change the look of the pots your plants are in but didn’t want to repot it? 

Nancy Keener is a new artist joining us this spring has created colorful removable pot covers out of fabric, buttons and old jewelry. They come in 2 sizes that fit either a 6” or a 8” standard terra cotta flower pot. She also has a collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers repurposed into whimsical plant stakes embellished with beads, buttons and jewelry. A perfect finishing touch for your potted plants.
Come join us this Thursday evening from 4-8 and then any Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10-5 through the lusty month of May!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Guest Artists: John and Anita Cain from CainFusions

John & Anita Cain have been working with glass for about 10 years now & their creative passion shows no signs of abating.

They'll be debuting new work at "Here Comes The Sun" including various sunflower bowls that are 10" in diameter, & multiple pieces employing a new technique called "Tapestry". They'll also have an assortment of fused glass wind chimes & will be conducting two workshops where you can create your own set of chimes. 

Come on out to see what's new - the weather's going to be great because . . .Here Comes The Sun and it's All Right!

Opening Thursday evening 4-8 pm and then every Friday Saturday and Sunday through May.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Opening Night Garden Party

The Shawnee Mission East Jazz Combo is a student-led, independently-run small group run by members of the SME jazz bands. The group has earned “Superior” ratings at the KU Jazz Festival, and has played a variety of events and clients in the Prairie Village/Overland Park area such as the Mayor of Prairie Village, the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Tavern in the Village and many others.
This jazz combo will be playing live at our Opening Garden Party for our Spring Sale, HERE COMES THE SUN and have even prepared a cover
for the song that inspired our theme!

You are invited to join the fun!
4:00 - 8:00 PM
From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Guest Artist: BEMBY YOCUM

Bemby Yocum is joining us at From the Summer's Garden and we could not be more delighted. that is exactly what you will be when you discover her work. Beauty, whimsy and faith are a few words that drive Bemby's creativity. Bemby seeks inspiration from the world around her, the way a branch crosses the sky, the way the fields roll into the clouds and from each of the creatures they shelter. Over-arching all of these is her fierce fascination with and love of color.

When asked
 what she hopes to communicate to you through her pieces she said,
“I’d like to think that as they pass the piece in their home it will bring refreshment – some joy and some comfort for the rough patches they may be facing in life. I’ve been through some big valleys of loss in my life and draw strength from the knowledge that ‘God’s got this’. ”
See these pieces and more at HERE COMES THE SUN!

Friday, April 22, 2016


During our spring sale, HERE COMES THE SUN, we have a fun roster of creative workshops open to both kids and adults. There are four workshop times each week in May:
Thursday Evenings 7-9 pm
Saturday Mornings 10-12
Saturay Afternoons 1-3
Sunday afternoons 1-3

Workshops will be lead by artists participating in our sale:
Natalie Thomas, John and Anita Cain, Karen Skillett and Steve Hess.
See the spring time fun you can have at From the Summer's Garden in May by checking out the the full roster at:
http://peaceinmygarden.com Click on "HERE COMES THE SUN

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Guest Artist: LISA FREEMAN

Many artist studios are an illustration of "controlled chaos", and Lisa's falls into this category. On any given day she is flinging assorted paints in all directions, layering fibers and fabrics which will soon get her sewing machine humming, and bending wire with beads and bells. Her works this year could grace your living spaces indoors and out.
Join Lisa and other artists at the Opening Night Garden Party
next Thursday evening for HERE COMES THE SUN, our 2016 Spring Sale.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Guest Artist: LYNN BAXLEY

Just out of the kiln!
Succulent gardens are ever popular but they need really good drainage to thrive. For this summer’s patio garden, Lynn Baxley has made special succulent planter bowls with drainage openings designed right into the loops and swirls of the pot. She will have her array of handbuilt ceramic planting containers, decorative garden balls and serving dishes on hand for Here Comes the Sun. Here is what the bowl looks like planted up!


At From the Summer's Garden we value the creative contribution of our high school studio assistants. It is truly amazing what these kids can do and what we learn them. This is certainly the case with Joe Andriani. This multiply-has talented guy has worked for us for four years and will be graduating this spring. He's headed for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with plans to focus on Comic Art. We decided on a lo-tech concept for our sale video this spring featuring the comic art of rising star, Joe Andriani! 

Take a look:

Join us at our Opening Garden Party for HERE COMES THE SUN, Thursday, April 28 from 4-8 pm featuring live jazz from the Shawnee Mission East Jazz Band

Sunday, April 17, 2016


With the warming sun comes spring growth and the earth laughs in flowers. Pottery artist Natalie Thomas has created unique ways to capture that beauty and bring the garden into your home. For smaller flowers and buds she has wheel thrown mini-vases.  Clustered together, these vases make a stunning floral display. 
Natalie has found a perfect way to reuse canning jars by creating a hand built, textured jar flower frogs.  This is a fun, easy way to hold your flowers in place when creating a floral arrangement.  
Natalie’s HERE COMES THE SUN wheel-thrown garden bells will grace the air with soft pleasing sounds as you work outside in your garden. 

Entertaining in the garden is a joy during the summer and Natalie’s garden inspired platter and bowl combo will be the perfect background for your culinary delights. The platter is hand built with carved veining and the bowl is wheel thrown, cut and altered to resemble a flower.

Natalie has great idea’s and the skill to make them into reality.  She is owner of the Potter’s Obsession on South Kansas City where she will be happy to teach you how to work with clay focusing on wheel throwing.  More info:

HERE COMES THE SUN opens with our evening Garden Party on Thursday, April 28 from 4-8 pm.  Then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday we’re open 10-5 through Memorial Day.

Friday, April 15, 2016


Jane Hosey Stern is a junk artist with a passion for unique adornments for you & your home/workplace. She also knows how to make people feel good and have a good time. It is a pleasure to hav Jane as one of our guest artists for HERE COMES THE SUN. She just happens to be the proprietress at Junque Drawer Boutique and Studio. When you see one of her favorite quotes on her homepage you know you're in for a fun visit to Junque Drawer!
"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." E.B. White

Junque Drawer Boutique & Studio   open 10 am - 6 pm mondays-saturdays, (closed sunday)
233 s. cherry,  (2 blocks south of the johnson county courthouse in downtown olathe), olathe, kansas 66061  913.261.8183