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"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious" ~ Andrew Wyeth

"Art is literacy of the heart" ~ Elliot Eisner

"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." ~ Roy Adzak

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~ Francis Bacon

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." ~ Paul Cézanne

Random Favourites

There are some amazingly talented people on DA and these are my particular favourites! I tend to fave a lot of redheads, forests, mazes, topiary, sundials, gardens, toadstools, cats, cute wild animals, ballet themed shots, landscapes, blue and purple flowers, sculptures and artistic nudes, but there are a lot of other themes to be found in my favourite's folder!

Enter...and enjoy...

Random from Redheads

What can I say? I've always had a thing for redheads, finding them beautiful, mysterious and alluring, and particularly tend to favour long-haired, dreamy/wistful looking models! If you like that look too I am sure you will enjoy the contents of this folder...



Obsessed with time and topiary!
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Determined never to grow up, to never stop chasing rainbows, to never stop looking for the magic in the mundane, and most of all, to never stop hoping that love will conquer all...:heart:

Current Residence: England
deviantWEAR sizing preference: UK 12
Print preference: Any would be nice!
Favourite genre of music: *Movie soundtracks*Classical*New Age*Soft Rock*Immediate Music
Favourite photographer: *Any that stirs my soul.
Favourite style of art: *Fantasy*surreal*nature*landscape*
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: My husbands...
Personal Quote: Love deeply, smile freely and live each day as if it were your last.

Paths, Stairs and Mirrors...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 21, 2015, 8:22 AM
  • Mood: Spring Fever
  • Drinking: Tea

Just a quickie April feature...:)

Solitude by ciaranwhyte Stair Romance by ankazhuravleva
Lucid Garden by jkemeny Scene from a terrible dream by elyssa-obscura
Curiouser and Curiouser Polaroid 3 by Queen-KittyStairway to Nowhere by djz0mb13
Shadow Mirage by lostknightkgmossy steps by Da-Jelly-Fish
Sunday Mornings by EmilySoto Far-Off Realms by parvanaphotography
Lonesome George by skin242Sun trap by fly10
Radioaktivni Pilichi by Didulidudadu Inca Blackwater Falls - exclusive premade stock by somadjinn
down by FatmeBondage Spiral staircase by olideb08
3 by mackbet Path Of Stone by momentspause
Distant Dreams by marinsuslic Curiosum by Son-of-Incogneato
sufall stairs by APPELBOOM Klena by aValentine


My blog -…

which will basically consist of an inspirational quote/poem a day, accompanied by one of my photos. :)

My new gardening blog -


which will consist of my garden related joys and woes! :D


My one of a kind (OOAK) fairie(s) for sale over at my EBay shop -…

Though my old sculpting website is still online, I've changed to a new website provider.

Forestina's Fairies

can now be found here -

I also take commissions for fairies, mermaids, babies...whatever you fancy...I'm always up for a challenge! ;)


Things I Especially lurve...

My husband, Immediate Music, TOPIARY, anything magical, dreamy or enchanting. Hugging trees. Mazes and labyrinths of every and any kind, cats (especially tabby and grey ones), mirrors (not in a vain sense but playing around with reflections...creating mirror worlds!), nature, Red Dwarf (especially Rimmer!), birds, squirrels, hedgehogs, cute rodents like mice, rats and voles, toadstools, TREES!!!, forests, woods, old keys, old pocket watches, waterfalls & streams, Lara Croft, Twin Peaks, surreal and fantasy art and manips, Escher's Relativity, J. Waterhouse, anything Austen related, Guy of Gisborne, Richard Armitage, wistful people, the Frouds, sunrays, sparkling water, dewdrops, dreamy poetry, North and South (R Armitage version), Jane Eyre (Toby Stephens version), cobwebs (minus spiders!), Halls of Doors Alice-in-Wonderland style, cute wooden bridges, watching movies especially - LABYRINTH, Legend & PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, Julian Sands, tasteful outdoor nudes, pointe ballet shoes, ballet & dance, history, standing stones, Robins, blue and purple flowers, redheads, long hair, pre-Rathaelite art, drawing, sculpting, crafts, painting, writing, Mr Rochester, shabby-chic, patchwork things, unicorns, walking, yoga, caves and secret underground places, castles, ponds and water features, stately houses, ruins, Broken Sword (games), dragonflies, X-Men, Ricky Gervais, Wolverine, Queen's - Who Wants to Live Forever, spring & summer, being immature, secret gardens, Xena: Warrior Princess, ivy, abandoned overgrown places, really dark chocolate 70% +, hummus, picnics, DAYDREAMING!!!, photography, ALAN RICKMAN, Snape, Rufus Sewell, the Big Bang Theory, Kevin Smith (Ares), Frankie's - Power of Love;, Angelina Jolie, wistful beauties, quaint thatched cottages, English villages, hearty mugs of hot weak tea, baking cakes and biscuits, craig Ferguson, Benedict Cumberbatch, SHERLOCK, Loki, Tom HIddleston, the mysteries of time, um...and I will add more as I think of them! :D


Tree Hugs...

Each hug won't be for me,
It'll be meant for a tree!!

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Will you be making any New Year Resolutions? 

7 deviants said No! Never have, never will!
7 deviants said Yes! And I'm going to try my hardest to keep to them all this year!
5 deviants said I don't even want to think about a new year! Time flies scarily fast as it is!! :(
4 deviants said No! I gave up on that idea years ago!
4 deviants said Forget New Year...I want another chocolate...
2 deviants said Yes! Though I doubt I'll keep to any of them!
1 deviant said New Year Resolutions are a load of boll**ks!!!
No deviants said Yes! And I will keep to every last one!


Forestina-Fotos has started a donation pool!
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This donation pool was original set up to raise funds for a year's subscription. Then as a response to my journal entry about it, my lovely friend :iconmerlynhawk: gave me a year's subscription! :blowkiss:

So, I shall keep the donation pool open but the points will probably go towards prizes for my next contest!

So with that in mind, any points would be most appreciated. :hug:

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Sacred Light by Forestina-Fotos
Sacred Light
There are simply not enough words to describe my love of forests; of wooded glades; that solitary oak in the park...

They are magical, beautiful, mysterious, enchanting, tranquil, peaceful, healing, stately, magestic...the list goes on and on.

Trees are magic but moreover they are important to this planet and we need to protect them. Before it's too late.

Here in the UK we have The Woodland Trust that I have been a member of for a long time. They do good work! Whatever the equivalent is in your country - join it please...or just support it however you can. Trees need us. :)

P.S...hey, what one word would you use to describe them?;) Mine would have to be magical!

P.P.S...Colour and lighting tweaked slightly! :)
The Fairy Glen 3 by Forestina-Fotos
The Fairy Glen 3
The Fairy Glen near Bewts-y-coed in North Wales.
This is such a magical place and hubby and I were able to enjoy a picnic lunch on a rock in peace before any other visitors arrived.
Colours enhanced a little.

Have added shots of this place to my stock account.

Full view recommended, thanks. :)

P.S...Apologies for posting so many pics of this place but I love it soooo much. And every shot is different - different angles and areas. :)
The Fairy Glen by Forestina-Fotos
The Fairy Glen
The Fairy Glen near Bewts-y-coed in North Wales.
This is such a magical place and hubby and I were able to enjoy a picnic lunch on a rock in peace before any other visitors arrived. :)
Colours enhanced a little.

Will be adding lots of shots of this place to my stock account asap.

Full view recommended, thanks. :)
Enchanted Morning by Forestina-Fotos
Enchanted Morning
Taken at around 9:30am on a breathtaking and enchanting Sunday morning in early September.
I've never captured sunlight beams before! :boogie:

Thetford Forest in Suffolk. :)

Full view recommended, thanks.
Nature's Passion by Forestina-Fotos
Nature's Passion
Passion flowers are beautiful colour-wise, but I wanted this to be about the shape - the centre of a passion flower is so intriguingly complex. So I fiddled a bit...took away the colour, then tried to soften the outer edge whilst keeping the centre as sharp as my primitive Vivitar would allow.

I think this shot makes a good companion to my earlier Peacefulness - [link]

Full view much recommended, thanks! :)


Have a Fairy Sculpted Especially for you!

Would you like a One of a Kind Fairy, mermaid, baby, or any other sculpture, created especially for you?

You can choose theme, hair colour/style, wing colour/style etc.

I've sculpted sleeping fairies, Egyptian themed fairies, male fairies, Halloween fairies, to name but a few...

Just note me for details! :D

Also check out my website for examples of my work -

Also here -


OOAK Winter Fairy Snowflake by Forestina OOAK Egyptian Themed Fairy by Forestina OOAK Autumn Fairy King Auron by Forestina OOAK Forest Fairy Naeya by Forestina OOAK Autumn Sleeping Fairy by Forestina

Some of My Favourite Quotes...

"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour..."
- William Blake

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)

Everything begins and ends, at exactly the right time and place...
- Picnic At Hanging Rock

I wish the ring had never come to me.
I wish none of this had happened.

So do all who live to see such times.
But that is not for them to decide.
All we have to decide is what to do
with the time that is given to us.

Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

- Edgar Allan Poe

Fill yourself with desire and see only illusion,
Empty yourself of desire and understand the great mystery of things.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

- Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

Do not fear to hope,
for every time we smell the autumn's dying scent,
we know the primrose time will come again.

- Samuel Coleridge

Time Flies...


Thanks to sevengraphs for the use of the above image.

John Thornton...

I am just sooo in love with this character, from the brilliant period drama North and South, played by the very talented (and yummy!) Richard Armitage...






Credit for these fab GIFs goes to :iconthorir: :hug:




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Thanks for the :+fav: :)
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 6:31 AM
Happy Birthday, my friend. :hug:
Mon Mar 4, 2013, 8:29 AM
that would be 60 not 16. hard to tell though, I act 16 sometimes :-)
Mon May 28, 2012, 1:38 PM
Tick, Tock, FORGET the clock!!! thanks for your friendship j
Tue Feb 28, 2012, 8:06 AM
I'll be back!
Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:15 AM


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Venterry Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! ^-^
GabrielBB Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
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Okavanga Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Many thanks for the faves - I always appreciate them!

Thanks for the Fav 

Euselia Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You For Faving Two by AudraMBlackburnsArt
Loopol Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the all :+fav: :thanks:
Tartoche Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank for the fav' ! :happybounce: 
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Frollo by Sweetlylou
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
And thank you so much for the points! :hug:
Have a fab weekend! :)
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
thank you !
Bon dimanche ! Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) by Jerikuto
magdalyna Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Many thanks for the +favs!!!love-love-love
AndreaBere Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav!^_^
Calilasseia Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I shot something really special today ... I think you'll like this :)

Green Hairstreak Butterfly On My Fingertip
MarieJane67777 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student General Artist
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Thank you so much for the fave, my friend. I appreciate every single one! Your gesture as made me extremely happy <3

Paxora ~ Home of Skylar Fox by MarieJane67777

I would really love it if you could follow me on my other social medias <3

Instagram; MarieJane67777
Twitter. MariieJane

Even if you don't follow up on any, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the fave anyway!!
But you better +watch me... or else...

<--- Your likely reaction.
Hahaha. Have a great weekend! :icongaywinkplz:
inObrAS Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch! I hope you enjoy seeing my new work!
Cocooue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Photographer
Thanks for the fave :heart:
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I found this and immediately thought of you ... :)

Topiary on an epic scale!

Original FB page: here
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Although I must say that where topiary is concerned I'm a bit of a traditionalist. I prefer the spirals and orbs and pyramids and other shapes, rather than the really quirky animals and people etc. Though they are very well done, of course. :)
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