I am a Theatre Lighting Designer and Creative based in Buxton, Derbyshire. I have worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. In my spare time, I like reading, walking, travelling and being creative. As anyone who is freelance in the entertainment industry knows, free time tends to be hard to come by. Until there is a pandemic of course.
2019 was the busiest work year I have had. It was my fourth year as a freelancer and I had built up work quite nicely. However, I was quite stressed and in need of a break. I wanted to concentrate on my own projects and have a bit of time to myself. I didn’t realise how much time I was about to have! Covid 19 has been a trying time for everyone. We have lost people, been isolated from people, been divided in our views, struggled financially and physically. A lot of us just can’t wait until the day when we can give other people a hug!
Sometimes though we have to see the glitter through the rain!
I have used the name Glittersintherain since I was a teenager. It was inspired by raindrops on a spiderweb. I am not a huge fan of spiders! but the beauty of a spiderweb is something to behold especially after the rain has stopped and it is glittering in the sunlight. Sometimes the hardest times in our lives give us the greatest inspiration, or we at least have to find that little sparkle of hope to keep us carrying on.
During this pandemic that little sparkle, the glitter in the rain has been finding different ways to be creative.
So I thought I would start this website to document what I have created and hope to carry on creating.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.Mae West
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.Dolly Parton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost, the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.J.R.R. Tolkein