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Goetz, Sue

Sue Goetz, is a garden designer, writer and speaker. Through her business Creative Gardener, she works with clients to personalize outdoor spaces; from garden coaching small seasonal tasks to full landscape design projects. When not designing gardens her artistic side includes botanical drawings, pressed floral and mixed, media collage with a garden inspired theme. 

Her design studio is located in the brick and mortar portion of Creative Gardener-Urban Garden Company in Tacoma. The retail shop features, garden tools, seeds, vintage and used garden books, herbs and more. Located at 311 Puyallup Avenue, just down from the NW Furniture Bank.  www.thecreativegardener.com

 

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Sue Goetz, is a garden designer, writer and speaker. Through her business Creative Gardener, she works with clients to personalize outdoor spaces; from garden coaching small seasonal tasks to full landscape design projects. When not designing gardens her artistic side includes botanical drawings, pressed floral and mixed, media collage with a garden inspired theme. 

Her design studio is located in the brick and mortar portion of Creative Gardener-Urban Garden Company in Tacoma. The retail shop features, garden tools, seeds, vintage and used garden books, herbs and more. Located at 311 Puyallup Avenue, just down from the NW Furniture Bank.  www.thecreativegardener.com

 

Blue Poppy in the Garden

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 The classic style of an Adirondack chair with a twist of color. Painted blue as a summer sky with a poppy painted across the back. A quote from Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park invites you- “to sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” 

Vintage Botanica

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This was not my first choice for my chair affair piece, but a trip to the dark, dusty attic of the NW Furniture bank changed my mind. I do have a weakness for wicker and this caught my eye. It reminds me of a Victorian conservatory full of ferns or a southern porch on a hot summer day. I do mixed media collage and this sweet, little wicker chair became my next canvas for paper ephemera, collage medium and paint.  Handmade paper, printed tissue, paper scrap findings and real pressed ferns are sealed on the surface of the wicker. I love the way the ridges and texture of the wicker add dimension to the collage. The entire chair has been sealed with outdoor sealer- while not intended to sit out in the rain, it does have a rightful place much like that vision of sitting on the porch on a summer day!