Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

Thank you for taking the time to visit!







And when your done visiting here, I'd love for you to check out my work on my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/NostalgicFolkArt











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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ebay Offerrings



My Nostalgic Folk Art offerrings on ebay this week. To see other great offerrings on Ebay type TDIPT in the search section. Happy shopping!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ok I Do Have The Cutest Dog EVER!



I am an avowed Boston Terrier nut! I love these funny, smart and adorable creatures. Don't get me wrong I adore all dogs, definitely a dog person but there is something about those googley eyes and funny faces that just tug at my heart.

I don't know whose foot that is hmmmm wish I had the tech savy to cut and crop that stuff out. Oh well noone probably noticed with that precious Boston front and center.

For some reason Henry won't sit still for me. These pictures were taken by Kipp and I got them from his picture folder. Dogs and animals in general really love him and Dan in an almost St. Francis of Assisi way.


I can't seem to get motivated to do any work really today so just playing on the computer. Kipp goes back to school tomorrow and that's probably what's the cause.
So nothing better to make me smile when I'm blue than a beautiful and happy Henry!
I think he really is smiling in this picture.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Nostalgic Folk Art Sale!!!


Ok I'm cleaning house so to speak. Working on some new items and want to make room for them on my site. So before I put them on E-bay I'm going to put them on sale on my site. Here are some horrible photos (yes I do all the blurry photography on my site)of some of the items that will be on sale. I guess I should say that to find Nostalgic Folk Art on Ebay just type in my name (Carol Roll) or TDIPT. I try to put pieces on every so often.

Not inspired to do Halloween or Christmas items right now, but on a tear making "stuffed" animals (bears, elephants and ducks). Anyway back to work for me, hope your having the best day possible!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Slotin Folk Fest 2009




What a show! What a show! Honestly it hasn't disapointed me each time Dan and I have gone. The work there is always unique as are alot of the talent.
Um can you guess the artist who owns this truck? There is a box on top of the truck where you can put a buck. Crazy like a fox I think!!!!


Now this makes me so mad at myself as the fella above and the one following, well I had their cards and put them in my pocket and since I had a ton of laundry to do (see last entry) I put my jeans in the wash with all my cards and none survived with readable names. I am truly truly sorry especially for this talented artist!!! The way he set up his area was incredible. He was kinda shy and I regret that the pics dont show his work as beautifully as it is. His use of colors as he integrates pieces of antiques and other types of items to make the most glorious sometimes functional art. His area was a highlight of my visit there.If anyone knows this extremely talented fella's name please let me know so I can give him the due he deserves and I am sick about not having his name!!!! Ok I got an email today 8-19 from Mr. Skrips (almost fell off my chair!!!!) and the artist's name "the other tall guy" with glasses is Mike Wimmer. super nice of him to identify him!


Seriously we had just driven 7 hrs from FL to this show to bring some more work to a gallery representing me there and here is Mr. Lawless of Panorama Gallery in St. Louis Mo. getting some work on the "downlow" well not really, kinda sorta not.


Panorama is going thru a bit of a change less on antiques and focusing more on Folk Art so check them out www.panoramafolkart.com if ya get a moment. Here are Tommy and Mitch checking out some work and shopping the great works available.


Well here are some random photos of the great work there. Some funky some more traditional but with a twist.




What a fun piece! Jim Shores took some aluminum cans and turned them into something quite different. Something for everyone at this show. The metal flower really is fabulous! One of those pieces that you let slip by and then can't stop thinking bout and mad that you didn't purchase it. So at art shows always buy it if you love it as it may be gone if ya come back later on.


Towards the end of the show and one of the artists I really wanted to see was this man, William Skrips!!!

His work is astounding and the colors are so beautiful! I can't imagine how his creative mind works. He really didnt want me to take his picture. He was so shy too, maybe thats a sign of a super great artist, one whose work is so personal. So he wanted me just to show a drawing of him instead that was in a book he was featured in. He really was shy and sincere as he didnt even tell me the name of the book.

Truly one of the best and I guess I'm prejudice as his work is so stellar in my world.

Oh what is this man looking at? and why are his arms crossed? Does that mean he hates what he sees? maybe he can't decide which one he wants.





Jeanne from Main Street Gallery and me in front of some of my work. Thanks for the opportunity Jeanne!!!!!! She is a super lady! Her Clayton Ga gallery is full of amazing and interesting works from many many artists on 3 art filled levels. So if your in her neck of the woods, that is something to go and see.
And of course if you can make it to Slotin Folk Fest it is so worth it if you really love folk art, original,fun and unusual pieces that are not mass produced and are actually completely made by the artist. Very addicting collecting the work thats there!

After the show we went to Greg and Karen Mack's museum, I mean house. They are great collectors of all kinds of folk art and own Mike's Art Truck Gallery. Truly instrumental in getting my foot in the door and introducing Dan and me to Folk Fest and different forms of folk art. While drinking and eating we were in the company of some wonderful artists who had work shown, James and Kim Dean, he does paintings of a series of Pete the Cat and his adventures, she does amazing mixed media sculptures of women I can't even describe how fab they are, Willie who does metal art, Eric Legge who paints and does mixed media, Bailey Jack who paints beautiful and vivid pictures. Anyway here are some pics of the above mentioned crew.


Karen and Gregg Thank you for your hospitality and a very fun evening!

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling!



Ok our company left yesterday after staying with us for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks you kinda have a bond with someone if they are great people. Well Mo is a great fella!!! I actually cried on the way home from the airport, but some of that was probably exhaustion from just coming home from GA. Anyway Mo Hawks is from Ireland and he is the tall fella on the left, the other fella is a local, Charlie McGivern and he is a sweetheart too and family friend!
Mo is a friend of my son's from his fratenity at school and he is now our "adopted" son as well. He so enjoyed the beach here and all the different foods that they don't have in Ireland. His favorite fast food is Chick fil A and so that was his last meal here on the way to the airport and true to the Irish spirit he loves potatoes and meat! So I'm gonna miss him around the house and his fascination with things and experiences that were new to him.




Oh and he loved laying out in the sun whether at the beach or in our back yard. We all miss him and his kind spirit, great sense of humor, roboust appetite (he ate everything I made and all cooks love that!)and the way his awsome European grooming products smelled. Even the sunscreen from over there smelled so good! Mo my dear hope to see ya again soon, just thinking about you makes my spanish eyes smile.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Briar Rabbit Primitives Starla Shines!

Just wanted to let ya'll know Starla of Briar Rabbit Primitives will be on hand Sept. 26th at Rebecca's Thyme Folk Art Gallery/Shop in Gatlinburg, Tn. She is one of two featured artisans who will be available to show and sign their work. Rebecca's Thyme is such a wonderful shop with so much to see. If you like primitives of any kind that is a great place to shop so if your from that area of or will be around there check out their Fall Open House, I hear the nibbles are worth the look see!
Oh and to see Starla's work check out her blog www.briar-rabbit-prims.blogspot.com/. Starla I hope you don't mind me tooting a horn for ya but your work is stellar and so are you!

Nostalgic Folk Art Ebay Offerrings

Just posting some pics of my ebay offerrings this week. They aren't on my website so if you happen to like my work you can also find it on ebay just search Carol Roll or type in TDIPT where you'll also find some of the best folk art around.



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aren't Grand Babies The Sweetest!!!


One day I hope to be in the best club ever! I hope to be blessed someday with a grandbaby. Some of my friends are there already and to hear them talk about the joys their grandkids bring them, well it is inspiring and uplifting.

My friend Andrea has the cutest grandson Owen who really knows how to turn it on when the camera is aimed at his very expressive face. What a pout he has and it's all I can do not to just pinch his cheeks!




My other dear friend Patty has a gorgeous granddaughter Zoey. Not only is she beautiful on the outside but she is a dear heart too. She took a picture showing her with a of a piece inspired by her and it was sent to me. What a sweet gesture and man did it make my day! How blessed to have a kind hearted child!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Folk Fest Is Coming!

Well I sure am hoping that the annual Slotin Folk Fest will be as fantastic as it was last year! It is housed in The North Atlanta Trade Center, and will be happening Aug. 14-16th. A person can spend hours looking at all the interesting old and new folk art for sale there. The first time we went there we were FLOORED! Never seen any show like this before and still haven't. Its quite the event for us.


Here are two super great fellas Dan and I met last year, Mitch Huett and Tom Lawless (trust me his name fits!!!). They are the owners of Panorama Antiques Gifts & Whimsies www.panoramafolkart.com in St. Louis, Mo. Both are talented artists and sold their gallery work there. If you get a moment check out their website and see some of the goodies they sell. I am proud to say I am the owner of one of Tom's cow paintings.





http://www.slotinfolkart.com/ is the website address if you'd like more information on this really unusual and interesting art show. There are so many galleries and so many different forms of artwork and lots of colorful characters. Maybe I'll see ya there!


Here's a picture of what you may see in the parking lot.

My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008