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!

















Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Updates are on The Merc tonight

and here are some pics of a really cute piece done by my dear friend Cookie. She is the creative mind of Curds and Whey and her fun and sweet personality really come through in her work. Anyway i just thought what a neat piece as you can switch out the lil embellishments for Halloween and for Fall. Too Cute. Enjoy the pics!











Also check out The Merc tonight as the gals start loading their new work at 9pm.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Weekend at Slotin Folk Fest 2011

Phew! I am still dog tired! Dan and I went to Slotin Folk Fest this fri sat and left yesterday. We saw interesting art and people for sure. It is such an eclectric group of artisans and their work.
I'd like to add since i just didnt have the courage to ask for pics this year from Winder Binder Gallery or Joel Pinkerton so google them and see some great stuff.
But i did get some photos and thought i'd share a few of them.


at Tallulah Falls before heading in. The view is beautiful but i'm terrified of heights.







In the parking lot a huge metal sculpture. Someone is gonna have fun hauling that home.


Meeting Cher Shaffer, she is such a sweetheart and i was familiar with her paintings on sheet music and thrilled to see her paintings they are as wonderful as she is. You can see more of her work at Panorama Folk Art.



Some colorful people and places!



And here is Tommy Lawless! He and Mitch Huett own Panorama Folk Art and they are so much fun! Mitch couldnt make it this year but Tommy held down the fort. You can see their work at Panorama Folk Art too but here you can see some of Tommy's memory jugs and Mitch's misfits. Mitch is a fantastic painter as well and Tommy's work is sculpture, paintings, assemblege, mixed media, most reflecting his wicked sense of humor.



Looking for Eric Legge and see his hat and his lunch but no Eric!


Here is Big White Dog Inc and Aaron Hequembourg really makes the most amazing wood burning portrait pieces. He also has wonderful antique pieces amoung his art which shows how great they'd look in a home full of primitives or antiques.



John Fesken does some downright spooky stuff. His art is playful and spooky at the same time. But it is also some of the most original art out there. He has pieces you look thru with pieces that move. He does beautiful paintings that seem like dreams or nightmares. I can tell ya this picture does his work no justice. Seriously Disney needs this fella!


Ok here is Slotin Folk Art nirvana! William Skrips, I mean the things he makes are just so clever,when we get there we always hope he is there to see what wonderful things he brings.



Jeanne and me at her Main Street Gallery section near my Nostalgic Folk Art and Carmen who assists her for this show. I'm gonna check out her gallery site as she took some photos too also there are lots of great art in her gallery and she has some of it posted.



afterward on Sat. night we stopped by Greg and Karen Mack who run Mike's Art Truck. They are amazing friends who always have artists stop by to meet each other, visit, eat and drink. Here they are and we only took a couple of pics (actually these came out or i thought better than to post some giggle)

Greg Karen and Kim Dean who paints and sculpts


The sweet angel Eric Legge.


Filmaker Willie enough said


Tommy Lawless, sculpter, painter,etc, etc, and i do mean etc!!!!


and Pete the Cat creator James Dean

settle down girls he's married!

So thats that and i wish i had more info and pics of Slotin Folk Fest 2011 but i'm still exhausted from seeing all the sights and meeting interesting folks.

ugh now back to laundry.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's Been So Crazy Over Here!

I haven't had a moment to just sit and update my site or blog. Actually had some computer problems but thanks to Jan at Big Brown Dog Primitives/Graphics all is well for now. If you need some beautiful things done to your site or need a site, check out her's and i promise you, she will be courteous and efficient! Love her!

Ok so those problems aside i'm just going to post some pics from a bit,
here are pics from Mt.Dora and it was so dead!!!!! I ended up purchasing a few lil things but my "big" piece was a vintage turkey transfer ware platter. Thats my sis, my mom Dan and me










Also havent posted pics of the boys and here they are. Henry wasnt ready for his pic and turned away (as usual) giggle I keep trying to get a pic of Archie smiling and you should of seen all the pics i had to delete in trying. enjoy the rascals!






And the very main reason so busy over heya is Kipp has returned from Ireland. I cant believe its been almost a year it doesnt seem that long ago. Anyway here are the dogs loving him giggle and man do they adore him. Its like i've left the building, cept when its breakfast time. Lots for Kipp to do, even just getting his room back in order for him (i had been using it for storage from all the stuff i need to put in a yard sale) and even figuring out groceries. Man can my boys EAT! all of them so work work work for me. But its normal again and i dont feel that tinge of fear of having him a foreign country, even tho Ireland is one of the safest places on the plant. But now he's home and all is normal. well........






And finally this..... Dan and i were going to yard sales this past saturday and saw the heat was so danged bad even the sign neede help to stay up!

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