Creative Playfulness with Helen Stephens, Ep. 8


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Helen has written and illustrated about thirty books and illustrated a whole bunch more for authors including Sophie Hannah, Cecile Aubry and Michael Morpurgo. Helen's book 'How to Hide a Lion' sold in fourteen languages and was nominated for the Greenaway Medal, the UKLA Awards, the Red House Children's Book Awards. It has been adapted for stage and tours the UK this summer. One of Helen's biggest passions is drawing from life, and she started the #walktosee hashtag on instagram. She has recently started to publish her sketchbook drawings in ‘Sketchbookzines’. She has free resources for illustrators on her website at After seventeen years in London she now lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her family and scruffy mutt Peggy. Connect with Helen on IG as @helenstephenslion. We talk about creative playfulness, strategies to fight perfectionism, and how the internet changed the world of illustration. This podcast is funded entirely by supporters on Patreon. Join the Kindles for as little as $1 a month at

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