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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Pics of The Fair

Just sharing some pics of the Mt. Dora Arts and Crafts Fair. Actually these are pics of us setting up. It was so busy both days so many people there really unbelievable.
I have to say there wasnt alot of art there but mostly crafts. Some good some not for me but definitely something for everyone.

hee hee Dan i know exactly what your laffing at!

Not quite done setting up images

Mike getting a big ole bear hug giggle

Mike and Holly

and finally Mike saging the tent I thought i'd die laughing!

It was a blast! I know the show in Feb is gonna top this one and please stop by the Bowersock Gallery to on Fourth Street to check out all the great work there.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Coming Soon TDIPT Mercantile Give A Way!

Here's your chance to win a free piece from some of our TDIPT gals. I cant put the pics up yet but the pieces I can assure you they are wonderful.

Head over to tdipt (click on the button on the right side of my blog to sign up)
and I believe the drawing of names is Halloween night.

Good Luck!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bears Bears Bears!

This weekend Dan and I will be working the Mount Dora Crafts Festival for Bowersock Gallery so if your around come visit us at the tent and see some wonderful art from the stable of the Bowersock Galleries. Jane Kaufman, Jeanne McCrain are just two other sculpturers whose work will be on display as well including mixed media, jewelery, and paintings.

as for bear bears bears, here are just some sweeties i will be bringing to the show

Circus Bear

An old raggedy bear business card holder!

Sweet pair of Danicng Bears

I love making raggedy looking animals as well as angels imps and folksy ones (lots will be there)and i hope they make you smile too! It is going to be beautiful weather maybe we'll see ya this weekend!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Got Some New Banners

and I love them. I still need a few more but i did get the most important ones.
Jan at Big Brown Dog Primitives and Graphics an amazing gal. She made this so easy. I just tell her what i'd like and she sends me her vision and she's spot on. I highly recommend her for any of your website graphic updates.

Here is an example of a banner she did for me. It's an original and of course all her special designs are and copyright protected and she keeps everyone's work different. I love it so much!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bowersock Gallery Mount Dora is Open!

Actually its been open for a couple of weeks. I had shared some pics of Steve and Mike getting it all together and i'm happy to share some pics of them up and going.
(137 E. 4th Ave.)
If your heading to the Art and Craft Show in Mount Dora this month the 22nd and 23rd stop by and see the gallery also they will have a tent set up with art from the Bowersock artisans.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Autum Issue Prims Magazine TDIPT Feature

Prims magazine in my opinion has been very generous to TDIPT since the start. They have had several of the gals in this/my group featured in their magazine and have done so with much care. This autum issue has a wonderful article written by Patty Kelly Trevino (Dogpatch Primitives) and Karen Brady (Brady Bears) about the TDIPT group and its history and mission. Here are pics of the spread

also i am very blessed to have my lil cowgirl Yipee in the gallery section of the magazine (she is shown as you scroll down my blog to see some of my favorite figures)

Pick up this magazine and see so many wonderful artists from all over the country. Its a really joyful issue.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dogpatch Primitives at Dancing Eye Gallery

If your in the Northville Michigan area this weekend come see folk artist Patty Kelly Trevino at the Dancing Eye Gallery! They are carrying her sought after work and if you saw it in person you would definitely fall in love with her beautiful pieces.

Here is an example of some of the work you may find there.

This window display looks great thanks to your fella here!

The Dancing Eye Gallery is located at
101 North Center Street
Northville, MI. 48167

248 449 7086

Congrats Patty and best wishes for a success!

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