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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...



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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.

First Feature of 2015...

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 15, 2015, 8:26 AM
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Drinking: Tea

I thought it was time for a new feature! My first of the new year!
Hope you are all having a good start to 2015!

To the artists - I haven't notified you because DA does that automatically now. Hope you don't mind being featured. If you do, just let me know and I'll delete your pic.

Enjoy -

All things impossible - Conceptual work for Manga by MichiruBokido Hi! Are you Thor? I'm Loki. by golikethat My paradise by DirtNebula
Wither by NataliaDrepinaMissing by fairyladyphotography
 The secret garden by astridleWinter's Tale by PajunenBuns are ready by kidy-kat
Mary by pholwisesit wasn't me by Sssssergiuportrait by sharandula

grey hours of those afternoons by maybe-paper-heartsThe Cemetery 2 by NoldofinveGoing up ... by JACAC
Somewhere far away by jerry8448Untitled by aleksandra88Full view of Bag End by nathsketch
Winter Spirits by TolkyesBlue Chamber by porbitalThe story about the dim light and old piano by NataliaDrepina
Alice at the Gate by GingerKellyStudioCOMMISSION - Loki and April by LadyMintLeafAll of us know history by masyaka-kusyaka
Deva by Anhenshe wished this was her home by beyondimpressiondownstairs by FatmeBondage


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!!

give UKTara more *HUGS*

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Will you be making any New Year Resolutions? 

6 deviants said No! Never have, never will!
6 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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Return To The Labyrinth by Forestina-Fotos
Return To The Labyrinth
I saw the wonderful owl stock and just had to make a Labyrinth manip! I've loved this movie ever since I first saw it at the cinema when I was about 15 (I'm 41 now!). I even used to dress like Sarah (jeans, shirt, waistjacket) and had exactly the same hair style! Ha ha! Such sweet nostalgia! I don't think the movie will ever lose it's appeal!


Labyrinth stock - my own.
Owl stock - :iconnefarostock:
Stairs - :iconhemo-stock:
Door - :iconyolistock:

Bowie and Connelly pics I got from Google. Obviously copyrighted but I'm not making any money out of this manip so hope it's ok to use them.

A Labyrinth fanfic I started - [link] ;)

Thanks for taking the time to view, comment or fave. Always appreciated. :hug:
The Hall Of Doors by Forestina-Fotos
The Hall Of Doors
Very quickie manip. Nothing brilliant because my software is primitive and I'm lazy. But fun to do.

Thanks to the stockists -

Hall of doors - :iconraindroppe:
Girl - :icongirlinred:


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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merlynhawk Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's a week away yet, but I don't want to forget -

HappyBDayBaloons by KmyGraphic HappyB by KmyGraphic
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha - thanks sweetie! :hug: I had almost forgotten myself! 43! Eeeeeeek!!! :(
merlynhawk Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
43? Oh, you're just a baby yet. :giggle: Have a great day, kiddo! I hope you do something fun. :glomp:
LadyMintLeaf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
scroll down trust me this will put  a smile on your face, make your day, or help you <3 

Every night , someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,

At least fifteen people in this world love you.

The only reason someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you

There are at least two people in this world that would die for you

You mean the world to someone.

Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

When you make the biggest mistake ever,something good comes from it.

When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.

Always remember the compliments you've received.

Forget the rude remarks.

So if you are a loving friend, send this to everyone on your list including the person that sent it to you.

Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you.

Something good will happen to you between 12 in the morning and four o'clock pm tomorrow, it could be anywere . Get ready for the biggest shock in your life

Do not break this chain. Send this to fifteen people in fifteen minutes !!

Make Someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out! <3 remember that your loved
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. 😉
= Fight for you 
= Respect you
= Involve you
= Encourage you
= Need you 
= Deserve you 
= Save you

Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back you are liked but if you get 7 back then you are seriously loved Heart 
Bezduch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for fav ! :)
GabrielBB Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz: 016 3v by Placi1           
:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz: For crying out loud - Black-headed Bunting by Jamie-MacArthur        
Placi1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Thank you!
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Thanks a bunch for the fav on KITTIES GANG :heart:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving! :heart:
CtE4m Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
calimer00 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fav!
momentspause Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the +fav! Heart
inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Eoweniel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:!
taramara Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav: tis appreciated
BilboKatomkins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav! I appreciate it
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Another place for your future itinerary - Benmore Botanic Gardens in Argyll & Bute. An avenue of Giant Sequoias (the tallest is nearly 200 feet!) and some now huge Douglas Firs.
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Given your love of gardens and large trees, if you can hop over to Penrhyn Castle once late Spring arrives, I think you'll enjoy going there ... not least because there's Giant Sequoias planted in the exotic tree garden! Pencil it in for a future expedition with the camera ... :)
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I visited Penrhyn in my early teens. Great place.

But there will be no holidays for a while. Not until the mortgage is paid. :(
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