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Heidi Ball @FountainWren Posts

White Light

Winner of the 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) writing competition. I’m really looking forward to the IWR 2017 retreat in April – there are some amazing speakers and I’ve been lucky enough to book on five of the workshops, with; Claudia Casper, Sara Gruen, Bret Anthony Johnston, Madeleine Thien and Meg…

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The Wolf and The Woman

In an ongoing quest of self-improvement and to stop myself procrastinating, for a while at least, I’m doing an online ‘Writing Short Fiction’ course with the Professional Writing Academy hosted by Mark Jervis. I’m still working on more short stories, but here’s an early two samples as to what I’m up to. …

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A Jackdaw Giraffe

I’ve had the pleasure of attending some of the marvellous Linda Cleary’s writing courses recently: Free Writers Centre, Penzance, Cornwall, sponsored by the Hypatia Trust. I’ve learnt a wide variety of all things literary, met some lovely people and experimented with some serious and amusing techniques.  Here are some examples from my…

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Swan Lake

My first paper theatre!  A monstrous Swan Lake, showing Odette in more than one guise.  Plus a sneaky little homage to the late legend, Leonard Nimoy. As part of ‘A Stride’ Exhibition, Falmouth 2015.  “A glance at seven passages.  Seven artists present a reunion of their work after one year of individual…

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Five Day Challenge

For a bit of fun, I completed fine-liner pen illustrations based on 5 books over 5 consecutive days, plus here’s a few progress shots as well. All good practice for my drawing skills.   Day 1 ‘The Frog Prince’ Brothers Grimm Day 2 ‘Life of Pi’ Yann Martell Day 3 ‘Alice’s…

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The Devil’s Noose

Winner of the 2014 Atlantic Press Graphic Literature Award Book launch: 27 June 2014 – 64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PP Book reading: 15 November 2014 – Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Available here: This fictional Victorian Journal presents the absurd ramblings of…

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Print Designs

A sample of some of my prints.  “Maleficent”  A winged fairy of the woodland, nature’s guardian.  “Unicorn Gem”  A mythical creature, surrounded by the gems of the earth.  “Luna Moth”  An intricate and delicate creature.  “Circus Elephant”  A colourful clown of an entertaining elephant. 

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The Singularity

Book launch: 4 September 2013 (sold out) Samples pages from my self-published book, looking at the crossing-over of the human consciousness into a machine environment. The relationships of the characters within that environment are key to portraying how and why a situation may arise where there is a need for…

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