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.

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The Best to you always!

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!


  1. Carol, congrats on that well deserved BLUE RIBBON!

    I am am so very fortunate to own a couple of your pieces and I cherish each one!

    Sorry the weather wasn't at it's best for you but, I'm glad to hear that you did well in sales.

    I hope Tee is having good shows as well.

    Hugs, Audrey

  2. That's an awesome piece Carol! You really deserve that Blue Ribbon! :)

    Wish I could have been at that show, I bet it was fabulous.


  3. oh Carol, I'm so happy for you and so very proud of you too! Congrats on your blue ribbon, but honestly, who can be surprised as that piece is truly a masterpiece from your heart. It screams blue ribbon!
    It's great to know that your work can now be found in yet another fine gallery, and It's about time you get the attention and recognition that you have always deserved. Your orignal Nostalgic folkart is like no other, the best in your field!
    I admire your true, genuine, kind and artistic spirit!
    Huge congrats to you sister!

  4. Oh Carol! Huge Congrats on your Well Deserved Blue Ribbon!!!! Woot Woot Girl!!!! I LUV that piece, but then, I Luv ALL your work! Sorry bout the awful weather. Hope you didn't lose too many pieces. Soooo Happy that the sales were Grrrreat for you! Get some rest GF...You deserve it! Hugs, Starla PS...You are such a Cutie Patootie in your little winter hat & scarf! ;)

  5. Carol - a big congratulations on the blue ribbon award! What a fantastic piece and so well deserved. You are a fantastic artist. Sorry about all the wind - but glad you had great sales.


  6. Jinxie baby... you are so stinkin cute !!! Love all of your pieces and I'm so in agreement with everyone - this piece that brought the blue ribbon was WELL DESERVED!

    Your work is always just way over the top and so original - I love and treasure everything I have from you.
    I hope you are able to repair your pieces that blew over ... I would have been sick if I saw something like that and sacrificed the body to save it's fall! *giggle*

    Big big congrats sweet friend - you deserve this and so much more!

    I so wanted to come over to the show, but after driving back home from MS, and not getting in until the wee hours of the morning Saturday, then Bill starting to feel sick...there was just no way this year...
    I was worried about your pieces on Sat., with the wind howling like it was!

  8. Thank you Ladies for the wonderful words! I take them very much to my heart!
    Janelle missed you and totally understand. Sat. was very rough on me. Still recovering. I know you had a wonderful time with your great son!

  9. Congrats Carol!I love that piece as well as everything you make. Sorry about the horrid weather.Love that sign.;) ;)

  10. Pammie you know you can get the best signs from GoldiLoo Woodworks!!!!!

  11. Wow Carol...congratulations on your ribbon. You deserve it and your work is just lovely! :-) Susan



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