Creations hatched in Warwick gallery director’s garden
WHEN she’s not busy working behind the scenes at the Warwick Art Gallery, Karina Devine channels her energy into her garden.
As the garden grew, so did her ideas of how to combine her two greatest passions.
Now she’s sharing those passions with the world, launching her Garden Devine creations at the Seasonal Feast Markets on Saturday.
The centrepieces of Garden Devine were hatched from some gourds Ms Devine started growing four years ago.
“I spent some time working of what to do with them,” she said.
“I made some of the chickens for family as Christmas gifts a few years ago and they loved them.”
Each of the chickens is handpainted, a process that takes considerable time and creativity.
Complete with polymer clay beaks and combs, the chickens look right at home among the flowers in Ms Devine’s garden.
“They’re just so cute,” she said.
“There’s a bit of time in it – a few days work.”
Each batch of chickens is created using a different themes to match an element of the garden.
“The last lot were inspired by sweet peas,” Ms Devine.
“I go with whatever takes my fancy at the time.”
A self-confessed child of the 70s, the Warwick Art Gallery director has also been creating macrame plant hangers.
Ms Devine is also sharing her gardening knowledge in her online blog – Garden Devine.
“I love my garden – I just want to share it with people,” she said.
Read more about Garden Devine at karinadevine8.wix.com/gardendevine.