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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

deviation in storage by sighthoundlady
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.

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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Memories from 1998 by Forestina-Fotos
Memories from 1998
I found this on an old disk and thought I'd share for a bit of nostalgia. My wedding cake and bouquet! We only had 12 to our wedding (including me and hubby!) so we didn't need a large one. It was a very simple but wonderful day. Just a small buffet at the inlaws house after the ceremony and then off on a two week holiday (I won't even call it a honeymoon because it was our usual yearly holiday). :D


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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rjcarroll Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving! :hug:
Pajunen Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving! :hug:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:iconceilingcatplz::iconthanksplz: for all the recent faves! :iconsomeredhearts:
EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Oh, and whatever you do, do NOT show Loki this or she'll get even more ideas above her station! :D
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's a lot of cats!! :D
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
You might appreciate this video ... especially the bit at the end with the cat wondering what's got into the dog ... :D
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Ha ha! Crazy dog! :D
TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for favoring my work :blackrose:
parallel-pam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015   Photographer
thanks for all the :+fav: :-)
Hydropalika Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so so much for the fave :hug: I´m so happy you like the pic ^-^

Oh and a little bit too late but: Happy birthday :D
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Happy Birthday Free - Hug by PaMonk 
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
 :icondesmo100:  :iconbouquetplz:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
:sing::music::music::music:Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Dear Tara...Happy Birthday To You! :clap::cake:
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: :D Thank you! :hug:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
Most welcome! Rose
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! Have a great day, my friend........jss...jack-the shifter of shape
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