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It’s been a very strange time for our industry in Lockdown, we have all stopped, we are available in a way we have never been before and as a result of this, I’ve done a lot of podcasts and talking about myself and a lot of guidance through zoom with students and industry professionals. It’s been a remarkable time and I’ve been busy but I haven’t been earning money.

I am about to return to work on The Pact which was one day away from filming when Lockdown happened and luckily through the hard work of the producers it didn’t fold and disappear. I will go back to prep mid August and it will film until the end of November and I’m thrilled because we have a full set of rewritten scripts and I have a brilliant team, it’s a lovely project which I hope will keep people gripped throughout and it’s a woman led cast, glorious actors all of them.

As far as my other series goes, yes I will designing costumes and creatures for series 13 but I can’t say anything about it because people will assume timelines and post assumed information, so I will be keeping quiet about that until it’s made.

The result of all this is that I may start to upgrade the website and also I may start talking more about my life, not only in costume but my past life and how I ended up where I am. This may take the form of regular blog updates or I may take longer between posts as I get busier but I’m thinking about it and how I should present myself.

I like social media and I have liked sharing my work but I’ve realised there’s an insatiable appetite for that and I will never please or satisfy people so I am going to withhold my series 12 and 13 sketches so that I can talk about them in a more detailed and fruitful way eventually. Twitter especially is a great resource where I learn a lot from academic costume people which is just amazing, but it also is a big distraction where I make myself available to all sorts of things, some wonderful and some awful. I have consciously decided that while I’m not deleting my account, I will regulate my time there and concentrate more on my work and job which will help me focus.

That’s it for now, I may be back soon once I’ve decided how to update the website and fill in the many gaps I’ve left in the past couple of years.

See you soon.

I may start at the very beginning……who knows?