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A Lady's Bedchamber by Forestina-Fotos A Lady's Bedchamber :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 2 3 Yesterday's World 8 by Forestina-Fotos Yesterday's World 8 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 6 1 English Eccentricty 4 by Forestina-Fotos English Eccentricty 4 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 3 2 The Bamboo Garden by Forestina-Fotos The Bamboo Garden :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 2 0 The Cottage At Croft Castle 2 by Forestina-Fotos The Cottage At Croft Castle 2 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 2 2 The Cottage At Croft Castle by Forestina-Fotos The Cottage At Croft Castle :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 2 0 Croft Castle From Behind by Forestina-Fotos Croft Castle From Behind :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 5 0 Levens Hall 183 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 183 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 5 5 Levens Hall 182 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 182 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 3 0 Levens Hall 181 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 181 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 3 0 Levens Hall 180 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 180 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 4 2 Levens Hall 179 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 179 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 5 0 Levens Hall 178 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 178 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 3 0 Levens Hall 177 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 177 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 2 0 Levens Hall 176 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 176 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 5 0 Levens Hall 175 by Forestina-Fotos Levens Hall 175 :iconforestina-fotos:Forestina-Fotos 3 0
"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

Love in tree by magdakrawczynska Love in tree :iconmagdakrawczynska:magdakrawczynska 26 3 Damned wood by magdakrawczynska Damned wood :iconmagdakrawczynska:magdakrawczynska 859 65 .:Autumn Afternoon 02 :. by FreckleFetish .:Autumn Afternoon 02 :. :iconfrecklefetish:FreckleFetish 4 0 .:Autumn Afternoon:. by FreckleFetish .:Autumn Afternoon:. :iconfrecklefetish:FreckleFetish 3 2 Yellow mushrooms by Ylvanqa Yellow mushrooms :iconylvanqa:Ylvanqa 6 1 shroooms by fishfacee shroooms :iconfishfacee:fishfacee 3 2 portrait of melody by insuh
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portrait of melody :iconinsuh:insuh 794 34
Waterfall by KAZ1167 Waterfall :iconkaz1167:KAZ1167 3 0 Mushroom by KAZ1167 Mushroom :iconkaz1167:KAZ1167 1 0 Sundial by clumsyperson Sundial :iconclumsyperson:clumsyperson 2 1 What Time Is It? by KAZ1167 What Time Is It? :iconkaz1167:KAZ1167 5 2 Maze by AshieLouise Maze :iconashielouise:AshieLouise 3 0 Redhead by andresT73 Redhead :iconandrest73:andresT73 1 2 I believe... by nati I believe... :iconnati:nati 1,612 87 The Canary Prince folktale by nati The Canary Prince folktale :iconnati:nati 2,504 123 Enemy in sight by DoraLovey Enemy in sight :icondoralovey:DoraLovey 304 25
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...


choices by phoelixde choices :iconphoelixde:phoelixde 209 28 Yin and Yang by endegor Yin and Yang :iconendegor:endegor 2,372 391 Time Forgotten by TresMaxwell Time Forgotten :icontresmaxwell:TresMaxwell 6 5 Lost by intao Lost :iconintao:intao 212 16 The Maze by SazzaFray The Maze :iconsazzafray:SazzaFray 15 4 Life's Journey by bared Life's Journey :iconbared:bared 16 15 Maze by myp55 Maze :iconmyp55:myp55 57 17 Hidden paths by agnieszkaszuba Hidden paths :iconagnieszkaszuba:agnieszkaszuba 173 17


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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.
  • Listening to: Immediate Music
  • Drinking: Tea
After decades of intending to put paintbrush to canvas I have finally started to paint on a regular basis and I'm loving it. I only wish I had started sooner. But at 45 (eeeeek!) I still (hopefully) have lots of years ahead of me to practice and improve. I'm learning something with every new piece.

I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words, encouragement and for faving these early attempts. I hope you will enjoy watching my progress!

There are so many things I want to paint now. There simply aren't enough hours in the day!

:D :boogie:


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





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seianti Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks so much for all the faves:) (Smile) 
ThreeViews Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Such  beautiful imagery. If I were you I would never want to leave my home. Thank you so much for sharing. Your garden is wonderful. I wish we were neighbors. :)
wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Thank you very much for the fav! 😊
edinaB Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
thank you for the fave :)
wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017   Photographer
thanks! :hug: glad you like my shot.
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :hug:
Thank you for the points! :hug:
wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017   Photographer
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :iconheadbangplz::icondancingplz:
Ozimek2099 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav 🙂
SueMArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for all the favs & Watch, appreciated 5 seconds hug 
Blister17 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav! :)
dS1GN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
m-gosia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thanks for the Fav's by funkypunk2  
zulinHL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav 
Lissou-photography Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you for faved  Tormented Tree by Lissou-photography ! :)

If you like nature, you can check out my other nature photographies here -> lissou-photography.deviantart.… :dance:

wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Thank you so much for the favs! :)
DevilishEvelyn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017   General Artist
Thank you for the faves Flower Heart 
Jorgipie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! Lotus Leaf
Cleansing The Soul (Day 67) by Jorgipie
minamiko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank-you- by vafiehya  
Phototubby Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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