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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Nostalgic Folk Art for TDIPT Mercantile

Baby Steps

This is called Some Girls have all the luck! She took me quite a while as she is handcarved wood with a paper mache head and she is embellished fitting the fancy pants she is.

some new pieces added to my site, one of my usual Kitchen Witches and an Over the Moon figure

Check out all the other new and wonderful items made by the gals updating tonight.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No more teasing Artifacts is now Open!!!!

Yahoo Artifacts is open and they are having their grand opening June 10th.
Sharon and Rob Roos are longtime gallery owners who have traveled all over the country and world to find unique fine and folk art. I am very honored to have some of my paper mache figures there. Check them out!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eat At Gerry's In Dublin!

We have been back a few days now from Dublin and I think our systems are back in USA time completely. It was so good to see Kipp! He was a great guide and there were so many beautiful areas around Dublin. Mostly tho the city was like a cross between NYC and Asheville. The country was breath taking but it was way to cold when the wind blew. Here are some photos of Kipp, Dan and myself enjoying the pubs, and sites.

Our room was really sweet and spacious.

a phone in the bathroom and the shower was different as the floor tilted a bit for the water to run down to the drain.

Public transportation is wonderful over there!

The Lewis

Flowers were for sale here and there in the city area and they were so beautiful

castle at Malahide great tour!

Glendalough Abby

of course have to add a pic of sheep and i really am the worst photographer here is the best one.

The food over there was really expensive and we were really lucky to find this lil place around the corner a bit from our hotel. Gerry's is so good and they give you ridiculously huge portions for around $6.50 euros. Home cooked styled food and Gerry the owner is so personable and fun. I recommend this place for breakfast lunch and dinner. the fried cod is so tasty! the breakfast sausages are to die for.

Random pics of downtown Dublin area

Lots of really cool pubs and here are some random pics of us and one of Miklos a friend of Kipp's from Hungary.

Dublin had so many people from all over the world. It was crowded and full of young people. There were more Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants than I have ever seen, and I think i only saw 2 Irish restaurants. I never got a chance to try some "real" curry but we ate at this place called The Cave (French and Italian) and it was one of the best meals all 3 of us ever had.

We rented a car for one day and Lord I am surprised we survived! The driving is so strange, not just because we are used to a different side of the raod but the roads didnt seem as wide, street signs are almost non existant, and lots of one ways and pedestrian streets. With all the differences I never saw an accident scene like around here (I4) (95).
The people were very nice and we really enjoyed our stay and visit with Kipp.
Oh and the Queen was landing as we were leaving, would of loved to have seen her.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Nostalgic Folk Art Figures

I just posted to my site 3 new pieces i just completed, one a lil queenly angel watching over her subjects, a folk art witch and another of my swing set babies

Couldnt resist a pic of my two babies here's Henry and Archie!

The Merc will be having an update on the 15th so head over there and check out the new work from those talented ladies.

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