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, October 31, 2010

A Colonial Christmas on The Merc

Well its update time for the first of the month gals and the theme is Colonial Christmas. Celebrating another year of TDIPT and man have the gals gone above and beyond on the give a ways!! check out http://todwellinprimitivethymes.blogspot.com/
to sign up for one of the very wonderful gifts donated by the gals.
I know I had said i'd post pics of them but i didnt realize how many there were so your just gonna have to head there yourselves and try not to drool all over your keyboards!



P.S. Kipp is doing well and I highly recommend Skyping for anyone who has a child in college or away from home!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Heart is Broken

Yesterday morning my mom came with Dan and I to take Kipp to Orlando International Airport to send him off to Ireland. I havent been able to stop my crying outbursts and even lost it at the grocery store this am(the Jim Croce song operator came on). It was too difficult to see all the things i'd buy for him. Right now I'm doing laundry and some of his clothes are there. I'll fold them and put them in his room and probably loose it again.
Kipp is my only child and has been a wonderful son. I knew this day was coming and there were times when i thought this day wouldnt come soon enough. I regret those thoughts as i would welcome the wet towels on the bed or the dried cheese stuck on the pots or all the very small things that sometimes annoy us our kids/adult kids do. I miss him so much my heart is so broken i cannot even think clearly. Whenever someone talks to me i just start crying and rambling. But I am extremely proud of him. He is brave to go on his own but this is a son whose arm was broken in a high school soccer game and he continued playing. He always surprises us :).
here are some pics of the thurs. before he left(with my mom and sister) and sat am on the way to the airport and at the airport. Oh and our dog Henry has been so depressed, Kipp took a pic of him actually in one of his suitcases and when we were leaving sat am he kept trying to sit on Dan's fee. Henry loves Kipp so much too poor Archie Henry wont let him in Kipp's room.
The pic is on Kipp's phone and i wish i had it now to share.


























Letting go is so difficult but time is the great healer. I miss him so very very much,all those years together as a lil family and he must go on a become the man we want him to be and all he can be. It just hurts so much to let him go.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Dream Comes True!

I can't believe it and I am really thrilled to be part of a 2 artist show at Main Street Gallery in Clayton GA. Dorethey Gorham is a really wonderful folk artist and its a great honor to be showing my lil things with her work.


If your in the area stop by and check out all the great work on display and for sale at the gallery.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

November Open House on The Mercantile


During the month of November, we are celebrating with a Colonial Christmas theme. Each of our amazing artists will each be creating something special and unique along this theme!

But it gets even better than that.... we are hosting an Open House with prizes galore, donated by these amazing talents:

Big Brown Dog Primitives
Boggy Bottom Bayou
Brady Bears Studios
Chickadee Primitives
Country Thyme Stitchery
Crowsnest Pass Primitives
Diamiond K Folk Art
Eat Crow Primitives
Enchanted Woods Folk Art
Hot Metal Mama and Nostalgic Folk Art
Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives
Moon Pie Primitives
Nothing Plain by Jane
Old Branch Hollow
Pear Tree Primitives
Prairie House Primitives
The Wooden Acorn
Threadwork Primitives
1897 House Primitives



Getting entered into the drawing will be a snap as well - all you have to do is:

Join our TDIPT Blog Mailing List (you are already entered in the drawing if you receive our monthly updates)
Every purchase made from the TDIPT Mercantile from November 1st - November 20th, 2010 will earn you another chance in the drawing!
So mark your calendars, tie a string around your finger, post sticky notes to remind yourself and set your pop-up reminders on the computer.

You wont want to miss this one!

Thank you Cookie (Curds and Whey) and I'll be posting pics of the prizes once they are all ready. If you haven't seen the work these ladies do please click on the TDIPT mercantile tab on the right and check them out.

Oh and also check out the TDIPT Mercantile Blog as my dear friend Tee Thompson of Hot Metal Mama is the featured artist and she is amazing!!!!!!! Biases aside she really is!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Got The Decorations Out Yesterday and

set them out both inside and outside.



I love seeing the great work from my TDIPT sisters and this is my favorite place to decorate as i see this view from my kitchen which i'm in alot! Lets see there's Cookie's witch, Patty's crow, Starla's crow (never can enough of these)in fact i wish i could afford a whole flock of them!Nan's stitching, Jan's witchy picture on wall, Pammie's sign, and Tee's mixed media hanging pics.

And outside




Little surprises everywhere!




The weather is beautiful and like springtime, fall's weather can bring such optomisim and light heartiness.

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