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.


My blog is just to get a more personal view of Nostalgic Folk Art what inspires me. 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











The Best to you always!

















Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mainland Bucs 1980 30th Reunion

The Reunion celebration is still going on, however I only partook in the cocktail party this past fri the 25th and I am so mad that these are the only pics that turned out!!! The fact is the others are gone and I know this is weird but its like my camera ate them! Maybe I took too many as already had 46 in there from my son's school project. Don't know and as you can see I just sat down to load em up and add to my blog and am stupified. Wouldn't have in any other way has become one of my fav sayings right now. Cause with Kipp's 2 final exams this tues, and a huge show in August, my head is spinning and i'm messing lots of stuff up. Spaz forever!

ok now I'm smiling thinking about seeing my 2 best buds from school. Lori Leatherwood Dopsloff and Suzie Boudreau Cornwall. I've known them since we were all 12. Lori is the other gal I was introduced with the first day of 7th grade as the new girls by the admin. (mentioned in a previous blog)

Anyway I only went to have fun with these gals as never kept in touch with anyone and mostly hung out with my boyfriend at the time and/or Lori and Suzie. But ended up enjoying seeing lots of schoolmates and had a nice time. Glad I went.



so they came over here first for a drink and nibbles before heading off. Suzie's husband Tim went and Dan was grateful for that! No picks of them showed up!!!!!
Lori is the beautiful blonde and Suzie is the beautiful tall brunette.

Lori and I at my home before Suzie and Tim got here.


Suzie sorry this pic is so dark!



Me,Lori and Suzie Lindsey! Lindsey was a huge part of my high school years.She looks fantastic! She was a trooper and along with Suzie Boudreau one of the funniest gals around! Thanks Suzie and hope you visit me when your in town. She now lives in CA. with an adorable lil boy.


Abbie Davis in background and Tanya Williams next to me! Abbie and I had some classes at Daytona State College long time ago!


Now getting annoyed as no pic with Valenthia Van Meter, yes even the name is one of a superstar. She is still as gorgeous as she always was. She is one of those people that just have it, whatever it is and should of been famous for something.



At least these couple of pics came thru as I truly love Lori and Suzie like family and they stuck with me through all the highs (literally hee hee just kidding)and lows of tramatic youth, love, mean girls, first jobs, first cars, bathing suits (very tramatic), skipping school, sneaking into clubs,and things that cannot be mentioned even under torture!

We still keep in touch Lori is in Naples and Suzie here in town. And by the way a big hello to Gordon and man did I miss not seeing Bonchi the other night!
The next one i'll head to if still around would be the 50th but this left me with really good memories and maybe i'll just leave it at that.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some of my favorite pieces offerred on Ebay

Pam from GoldiLoo Woodworks,http://goldieloowoodworksshop.blogspot.com/ has this really cute Buy American sign listed on ebay right now, she doesnt have it as her Blue Ribbon Launch piece but still I think this is such a cute piece of her's. Her game boards are really something else and have a wonderful aged look.



I love this lil angel baby made by Audrey of Bay Ray's Child http://b-r-child.blogspot.com/ This is her first paper clay doll and she is fantastic! Audrey is such an all around artist. everything she does is pretty darn great, whether her gardening or decorating (seriously check out her blog to see her house!)or sewing heck or even her dog paintings (I have one she made of Henry!)she puts a sweet personality in them.


Ok here's the other piece I love thats being offered, its by Patty from Dogpatch Primitives http://dogpatchprimitives.blogspot.com/ those kids are adorable and the pants on the lil boy well something about them just did it for me. too cute! love the ice cream bars too. Patty knows I'm a huge huge fan and you can see why. I dont know something about the way she ages her work, its not just "dirtied up" it meticuously aged here and there and her colors are faded in that old comforting way.



Well these are a couple of MY favorites and new pieces are being added here and there so check out the many more lovely prim and darling things the gals are offerring. Just type in Tdipt in the ebay search. So many different items to drool over!!!!

Blue Ribbon Best in Show /TDIPT Ebay Launch


My lil chef just won his blue plate award! Anyway he is also part of the TDIPT launch. New pieces are being added almost daily on Ebay for this launch so dont forget to type in TDIPT in the search on Ebay to see all the goodies for sale there.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nostalgic Folk Art on Ebay this week

The To Dwell in Primitive Thymes Mercantile and Ebay group is doing a Blue Ribbon Launch this week. The gals are listing the type of work they feel they do best and their favorite items to make. Just type in TDIPT to see what the gals have listed. Here is one of my offerrings. At the local country fair this lil imp has been crowned Lil Miss Cotton Candy.





I'll be listing another figure in a day or two. Please check out the wonderful work the TDIPT gals are listing this week!

To find my Nostalgic Folk Art on ebay type in the search TDIPT or Carol Roll, these are the only way my work is listed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This gal can't keep em!

Ok I must admit I am a HUGE fan of this lady's work! I am blessed to have a couple of pieces but since her work sells so quickley I never have a chance at some of the pieces I adore. She just put this piece on her site, http://dogpatchprimitives.blogspot.com/ and its already sold!

Congrats Dogpatch Primitives on a really awsome piece love that dress and man I do believe thats a vintage military button I see!
Patty I know your one person and you take your time to make these beautiful pieces but how about having a Mountain Dew/Red Bull and a big bag of skittles and getting back to work!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nostalgic Folk Art June Offerring on The Merc


This is Sunny Slope Slide, a place where wild things play! I have to thank my hubs Dan for constructing this slide for me! He puts up with my mania and knows exactly what works with my figures. I guess being together for so long (23 years on the 6th of this month) ya kinda mesh. Most definitely tho he will be collaberating more and more with me on some bigger pieces to come. Anyway here is my Dan.

And here is my other offerring this month. She is a Sea Monkey Queen! How nostalgic is that? Remember the back of your comic books, and how they looked like such a happy family? I actually ordered some and remember the bitter disapointment when a packet of powder came (freeze dried microscopic sea fleas or something). I expected a family alive ( the mind of innocent wonderment)with clothes and crowns, heck I even expected a sea monkey pet dog. Yikes! So here is my version a Sea Monkey a queen and very faboooooosh! (in my opinion giggle)


So check out TDIPT Mercantile and see all the wonderful things the gals have to offer this month and don't forget to go back on the 15th so see the other new things offered by our "moonies"

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