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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...


A Journey Down into The Underworld...

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 20, 2014, 6:58 AM
  • Mood: Love
  • Reading: The original Sherlock stories by Doyle
  • Watching: Sherlock

Instead of doing my usual feature focusing on several different photographers and artist, I thought I would start featuring some individual people whose photographs or artwork have really wowed me with its style/uniqueness/beauty etc.

The first artist I would like to feature is relatively new to DeviantART but her photography and themes have immediately blown me away! With beautiful ethereal models, incredible locations, mythic themes, and wonderfully surreal touches, she ticks all the boxes for me!

May I introduce the wonderfully talented - :iconrebeccalitchfield:

Elysium - Without Tears by RebeccaLitchfield Persephone - Divine Child by RebeccaLitchfield

Elysium - Linger In Shadows by RebeccaLitchfield The Fields of Asphodel - Neutrality by RebeccaLitchfield

Melinoe - My Soul in on the Other Side by RebeccaLitchfield Persephone - Ethereal Divinity by RebeccaLitchfield

Elysium - Volaticus by RebeccaLitchfield Persephone - Empire of Absence by RebeccaLitchfield


She has also entered a competition and needs 1000 votes to get to New York so her work will gain exposure at a global exhibition

Please could you spend a couple of minutes to vote for her here -…


Her website can also be found here -…



Onto other news, I'm pretty 'Sherlock' obsessed at the moment, and have been working my way through Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories. I'm really enjoying them!

I've also started writing some 'Sherlock' fanfiction that can be found here -

And sculpted a Sherlock doll here -

OOAK Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch Doll by Forestina




My blog -…

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


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, 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, the mysteries of time, um...and I will add more as I think of them! :D


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

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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.


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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Your favourite thing about Spring! 

33 deviants said The revival of nature
15 deviants said Better weather (hopefully!)
11 deviants said Spring flowers
7 deviants said Longer days
4 deviants said The knowledge that summer swiftly follows!
1 deviant said Easter!
1 deviant said Other

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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GregorKerle 6 days ago   General Artist
Thank You kindly :wave:
...thank you for :+fav: :rose:
Lormet-Images Apr 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I am so sorry for the long delay in sending this note to you, but I wanted to thank you very much for adding my latest stock photo of an "Antique 18th Century Women's Blue Ballgown" to your collection. :)
Buntcone Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
and thanks muchly for watching too! :boogie:
Buntcone Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving! :w00t: There are shitloads more photos in my galleries. Check them out if you wish and if you like them why not give me a :+devwatch:
Forestina-Fotos Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. I'll check them out when I get the time. Maybe you could return the favour too. ;)
Buntcone Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your wish is my command ;)
Forestina-Fotos Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Niophee Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thx so much for the fave :happybounce:
DiosaEMR Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav:
appreciate it!
Daveinwilton Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the choice of my DD for your favorites collection.
Thank you kindly for the faves! :heart:
Forestina-Fotos Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :hug:
And thank you very much for the points! It was very kind of you. :glomp:
TomekMamczur Mar 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding my work to your collection!
Thank you for the favs! Hug Heart 
Thanks for the fav! c:
Bizriart Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday
Forestina-Fotos Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Belated thanks! :hug:
Happy Birthday :iconwineplz::iconbouquetplz:
Forestina-Fotos Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A belated thank you!:hug:
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