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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.

The Brilliant Artwork of James Mccarthy

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 17, 2014, 2:41 PM
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Reading: A Victorian diary
  • Drinking: Tea

A good online friend and amazing artist. I adore topiary and gardens and no one paints them as magically as James! He also takes commissions  and has painted me three paintings based on the novel I am working on.


The Garden in the Valley of the Stars by Tolkyes Garden Portal II by Tolkyes
The Professor's Portals by Tolkyes Secret Garden by Tolkyes
The Observatory Gardens at Night by Tolkyes Moonchild II by Tolkyes

As Slowly the Snow Begins to Melt by Tolkyes Garden in the Valley by Tolkyes
"The Shire After the Rain" by Tolkyes Arctic Flux by Tolkyes
The Ruins at Night by Tolkyes The Observatory Gardens in Spring by Tolkyes
In the Court of the Crimson King by Tolkyes Nursery II (Winter) by Tolkyes

There is loads more fab artwork in his gallery so be sure to check it out!


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, 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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Your Favourite Marvel character... 

15 deviants said Loki
14 deviants said Wolverine
8 deviants said Spiderman
4 deviants said Thor
4 deviants said Captain America
3 deviants said Hulk
3 deviants said Another that I haven't mentioned (I know there are loads more!).
2 deviants said Iron Man
No deviants said Black Widow
No deviants said Hawkeye


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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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:




:iconsoulcolorsart: :iconlifecirclerc: :icontigershark620: :iconstarryeyedsinger: :iconpalefire73:


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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damianparlicki Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank You :D
Crazy-Dog-Lady Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey I have finally made the drawing of Loki! :D I guess you can find it ind my gallery, and I have of course linked the reference ;) Hope you like it :D
Marty4110 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
...No other choice than to "watch" your wonderful and engrossing site!      :-)
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thank you! :hug:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional
:iconcollorllamapls: :squee: :onfire: :squee: :iconcollorllamapls:

Thank you for the :llama: Llama

:iconcollorllamapls: :squee: :onfire: :squee: :iconcollorllamapls:
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :hug:
LadyMintLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Love !!:)
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites! I'm glad you enjoyed them :aww:
gingado Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014





Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I hope this isn't too cheeky, but I found a new youtube channel I and couldn't help but think about you, and your recent fanfics about Loki.…

As always, thank you for all your artistic offerings on this wonderful page.
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Not cheeky at all! I ended up watching most of the videos! :D Very entertaining!
Thanks for the link! :)
Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
No problem.

Here is one more . . .…
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! I've already watched it! :D ;) But thanks! :D
SHUSHULB Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member
Thanks for the fav! :)
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks for more Loki faves! Aww 

Btw, ever heard of Simon Marsden? He's my most fave photographer. >>

Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)

Thanks for the link! I hadn't heard of him but I love his work. Very moody and atmospheric! Just my cup of tea! :thumbsup: :)
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it might appeal to you. I own all his books & a couple he signed for me (he does if you buy from him directly). Love his work. :XD: 
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was one of my favs -…

but then, there is a manor house in the novel I am writing, and it looks almost exactly like it! ;)

I recognised a lot of the places in his photos and have been to some of them.

And this shot of his -…

Well, here is my version of the same statue - hee hee -…

There are also shots in my stock gallery -


He is inspiring me to give some of my pics a more moody atmosphere now! Never be as good as his but it'll be fun to try. I do have black and white pics in my gallery but he has that extra something in his! :D

Thanks again for mentioning him! I've browsed all his gallery but I still want to explore his website in more depth. :)
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