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,

The Best to you always!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nostalgic Folk Art offering on The Mercantile

Here are my Christmas Offerrings this month on the To Dwell In Primitive Thymes Mercantile. Check out the new primitive offerrings listed on this site. There are so many talented artisans there!

Been a busy week or two!

Ok this is a really really bad picture of me but Tee looks good and so I'll take a bullet for her giggle. Geeze my neck looks sooo... well I know what I'll look like as a granny in a few years. Oh maybe that look is from lugging that heavy necklace around! Thats my excuse! ANYWAY
Last weekend was the Deland Art Festival and Tee and I stopped by to check it out and visit with a friend of hers. Here are some pics of the art show and the Florida Museum of Women Artists.
Lil gal playing the fiddle and she was really good!

Katherine Peterson who runs the musuem. She's so much fun and adorable! Wish my pics would of come out better.

Oh my they sell Nostalgic Folk Art there giggle

This is Tony Savoie and he makes the best mixed media paintings around and by far my favorite artist there!

Oh if I only had the $3,000 + to buy this gorgeous picture of a Boston Terrier! I screamed when I saw it! He really does amazing work!

Well Tee and I didn't take other photos as its a tricky thing at an art show most(myself and Tee included) don't like it. I did ask his permission of course and he was really cool about it all. check out his work at!

Deland is such a quaint lil town and a great spot for antiquing, eating and drinking!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a busy one for alot of us, with cooking and visiting and of course the clean up.
Whatever this day brings to you I hope it is moments of happiness and gratefulness.
As always keep our very best and brave soldiers in your prayers and those who are sufferring in any way at all as well.

Have the best day possible!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Think I'm Calm enough now....

I just received a box from my new bestest friend, Audrey Baker aka Bay Ray's Child!!!
She was my swap partner in our yearly Christmas swap. God knows these are the best swaps and the Christmas ones usually have the gals going all out!! And Audrey went all out!! Here are some pics of the goodies she made and sent me. I'll do my best to list everything but as you can see there is a ton os lovelies!!! ok in no order, a unique ornie of a lil gal with small vintage looking trees as embellishements, heart garland, vintage styled garland, white choc coco mix, lindtz chocs,biscotts, blocks, 2 wood duck forms for me to paint and distress,wood prim shoe form, wooden bowl for 2 of 3fantastic birds, look at the one with the lil strawberry AWSOME!, small figure of a boston, primitive just Lovely Santa which I adore, and last but certainly not least a painted HUGE almost life size metal figure of Henry. Looks so much like him and I am so thrilled and overwhelmed at Audrey's generosity, kindness and talent. Thank you Audrey!!! Check out her site Bay Rays Child to see more of her beautiful wares!!!!!! Enjoy the pics!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun At The Gallery!

Friday night was so much fun and wish I could of stayed for all the fun. Nancy, Artitsts at The Metro gallery owner and Teresa, owner of Metropolitan Frame and Gallery were having a special meet and greet. There was also one of their artist who was painting Christmas ornaments for the lucky customers. I apologize for not knowing his name, but Nancy will get back to me with the names of those I regrettibley leave out.

He really did a beautiful job on those ornaments and they looked so great on the little tree in the window.

I had to get there early as Dan and I had another engagement that evening so here are pics of Teresa and Nancy setting up the event.

Teresa spiking the yummy punch making it even more yummy!

Teresa working on displays

Oh Teresa what beautiful lil sweet things he he!

Hi Nancy sorry to interrupt your work!

Nancy really knows how to display her beautiful jewelery!

Here Tee and I are caught fighting over one of Nancy's gorgeous necklaces! Who won? well Nancy did!

Ok name forthcoming and she was such a help, she took lots of photos for me too!

Tee and I discussing....

And another artist and her lovely paintings

Here are some more pics of the gallery before the event!

Nancy congrats! Her work in American Style magazine!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Some Good News

Yep good news for a change. Got accepted in the Mount Dora Art Festival in Feb. and am saving some new and different pieces for that show. Also tonight there is a special open house at Artist at The Metro gallery. Gallery owners Nancy and Teresa will have the artists around to sign work and meet and greet the customers tonight. Its gonna be fun. I'll be there for a bit but then running off to Deland for the grand opening of the Florida Museum for Women Artists. Excited to see that and happy that some of my work is being sold at their gift shop.

It's friday and starting off pretty good over here. Hope yours is a good one too and good news is in your immediate future.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Shocked and Horrified

Please pray for and keep in your thoughts the families and brave soldiers who were cowardly murdered and wounded at Fort Hood. This is such an unbelievable tragedy.

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