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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*

Get hugs of your own
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Your Favourite Marvel character... 

14 deviants said Wolverine
13 deviants said Loki
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:




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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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LadyMintLeaf Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!!:hug:
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks for another Loki fave! Aww 
Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
:iconbedanker:  Flower by Bel-chan
Poljak01 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)

Visit me on my  Facebook page  :D
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have Facebook, sorry. ;)
Carancerth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for your watch =D
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks for the new Loki fave! Huggle! 
magdalyna Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thank you for the +fav !Hug 
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: :)
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Kurosu-kun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the favourite, I really appreciate it!
Have a great day ^^
luceene-k Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much for the fav :)
awjay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Freddy Emoticon Head - Five Nights at Freddy's thanks for all the faving
CorneliusL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Especially for you I'll light a fire...…
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fab!! :clap:
YuNightingale Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I really do not know how to fully describe the wonders of your page. It is like finding some old 19th century Oddities & Curiosities Shop while walking around the backstreets of London. The window front looks tiny, but the store goes on and on with numerous treasures to find around each corner. I do not think I have faved so many pictures from one page before since joining DA.

The diversity, good taste and charm all remind me what I love some much about old England. In fact, the more I think about it, the best way I can describe your page is that I felt I was back in UK, and since I love that land, it is the best praise I could give.

Thank you so much for sharing all your talent, beauty and sense of beauty. It was a wonderful visit.
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! I love your imagery - I've always adored curiosity shops and the likes! :D
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my gallery and for the watch! Have a fab weekend! :)
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