What do you do special for the holiday season? When it comes to my glasswork, the holidays are my favorite time. I always try to come up with new and interesting ideas that will appeal to my holiday customers, especially those who come to my open house! To be honest, I try to hold back a few special pieces to introduce at that Open House.
This year I am introducing a few pieces titled my “Women of the World” collection, a series of women from various countries, time periods, and walks of life.
I am also working on two more sculptures very similar to this, but in a variety of color combinations. Why tabletop sculptures? I was doing plates and things you would hang on the wall, but many of my friends were lamenting they simply had no wall space to hang anything more. And, in fact, neither do I. So I decided these smaller sculptures with their own stands were the way to go, at least until I use up that space in our houses! Plus the glass is simply gorgeous, and I have fun manipulating it to look like I imagine in my head (a very scary place to be!). I have mine on my piano, and get lots of compliments when people come over.
The third thing I am newly presenting at my Open House are sparkly holiday beaded snowflakes. I always have lots of extra beads lying around after a big project and thought this might be a fun way to use them up since I have plenty of bracelets ready to go (this is what I usually do with my excess beads). I have already been having some fun sorting out which beads I am going to use!
I am also working on some holiday-themed glasswork that I hope you like. And, as always, brand new wire-wrapped pieces! I have some good ones this year – people have been asking for more bracelets, so my customers’ wishes are my commands! I have several new wire-wrapped styles I can’t wait for you to see that I hope you like as much as I have had fun messing with different ideas. Not all worked, but the ones that have are really cool!
My Open House hours are a little crazy this year since I am playing and conducting “Elf Jr.” for the TCTA Academy. The Academy is part of Topeka Civic Theatre’s outreach program to the youth of the area. The Academy offers classes in acting, stagecraft and other theatre-related activities as well as performing opportunities to our youth. There are two types of performance ensembles within the Academy:
1) Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) - adults perform for children
2) Academy shows - children are the performers.
We heard 75 kids audition in one night – yikes! Actually, what a pleasure and we sure have a good youth cast for the show. But it makes my time a little limited, so here are the dates and hours:
Holiday Season Changes
Dec. 10 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – PREVIEW PARTY!
Dec. 16 and 17 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Nancy Goodall Designs Open House
Dec. 11-14 Open by appointment. Call 267-6707.
Dec. 19-22 Open by appointment. Call 267-6707.
December 23 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Nancy Goodall Designs LAST CHANCE Open House