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!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Offerrings on TDIPT Mercantile this month

TDIPT is celebrating it's third year! So many goodies to buy so check out what the gals have to offer, just click on the birthday banner to the right and you'll head on over there! here are my offerrings this month


TDIPT Mercantile is celebrating its 3rd birthday, and we invite you to join in the celebration!

As we have done in the past, we are once again celebrating our birthday with a fabulous giveaway. All of the prizes have been generously donated by our fabulous TDIPT artists. The celebration will begin on February 28th at 10:00 pm (ET). This is also when the 1st of the month artists will present their new offerings on the Mercantile for March. You will have until 9:00 pm (ET) time on March 21 to get your entry in for the drawing. The winners will be drawn at 10:00 pm on March 21!

There are 3 ways to enter the drawing:

1. Purchase an item from the Mercantile (either from the 1st of the month artists or the 15th of the month artists) and we will enter your name for each purchase you make.

2. If you are already on our mailing list to receive the TDIPT newsletter, you are automatically entered to win. If you are not signed up for the newsletter, please be sure to sign up on the Mercantile or on our TDIPT Blog.

3. If you are signed up as a follower on the TDIPT Blog, you are already entered to win. If not, please be sure to sign up to become a follower.

We hope you will join us for this festive occasion! We appreciate your loyal patronage and support of the artists of TDIPT Mercantile!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nostalgic Folk Art on Ebay this week

In keeping with the theme "Birds of a feather create together" TDIPT group launch, I am listing these 2 Nostalgic Folk Art pieces. All pieces are created with vintage pieces of this and that and a couple of my paint brushes. These will be offered on ebay for sale this week and well having a bit of trouble loading them up right now but they are definitely going up this afternoon (when Dan is finished with the fence giggle). Remember to find my Nostalgic Folk Art on Ebay, always type either Carol Roll or TDIPT on the search.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friends In Fast Places

With the Nascar 500 race over and all the festivities over my friend Teresa Thompson of Hot Metal Mama and fellow TDIPTer and I ventured out (race traffic gone)to Ormond Memorial Gardens Museum. Tee was given some race car wreckage

and told have at it for their Nascar exhibit. Because of licensing I couldnt get a pic of all the displays/work but Tee was able to photograph her sculptures.
This is really quite an honor and a really cool feather to put in her talented cap! Her work is so wonderful from her doors and fences to her fun and vintage folk art!
Just check out her offerring this month on TDIPT Mercantile for something you won't find anywhere else. And that is very rare!

I love this piece! (for a better view click on pic. to see the men at work.)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OMG How Cute Is This????

Finally they are friends, well um no not friends but family I should say. They now play, fight, eat and chill together with the usual familiar ups and downs. here are 4pictures of my boys Henry and Archie after a very exhausting day of gardening and a warm bath. I mean these guys are so danged cute!!!! I just wanted to stare at them and do nothing else or just squeeze their fat bellies and kiss them. It was really hard just to let them sleep.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I'm So Tired!!!!!

This past weekend was the Mount Dora Arts Festival weekend and it was so blustery!!!! Sat was HORRENDOUS!!! (as far as the weather) The wind was blowing and knocking my figures over and breaking so many! But the sales were fantastic! I couldnt set up the way I wanted as the wind kinda put a kink in that. Saw many repeat customers and made some new ones. A big hello to these sweethearts!!! My elephants are dedicated in my heart to Gregg and he knows why. But please check out his work TRULY AMAZING and award winning work!
Here are some pics of me trying to set up my booth for the start on the rainy and windy sat.

This piece won me a blue ribbon, First in Fine Craft and I almost fell off my bench!
so thank you to the judges for giving a folk artist a huge kudo amoungst all the great artists there. "Doll Dreams" will be heading out to Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, RI/ Ma. :)

Sun was the best ever! The weather was fantastic and I was on a high from the ribbon so nothing could of put a frown on my tired face!

This morn tho I have a ton of unpacking and laundry to do AND I really need to get going and just settle down!

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