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!

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Updates on The Merc

Its that time already. Updates for the first on The Merc so check them out.
Here are my offerrings this month

Sleepy the Sleep Walking Ghost and A Terrible Neighbor

Also pick up a copy of the new Prims magazine to read all about the TDIPT group and see some wonderful pieces there and see a great picture of my Yippee girl there.

Monday, September 26, 2011

And speaking of Boys, Bowersock has a new location!

The Bowersock Boys, Steve and Mike who own and run Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown MA, have opened a new gallery here in Florida! Mount Dora Florida, which is one of the sweetest lil towns in the state. Full of vintage finds, fabulous shops, restaurants, and architecture. And now that Steve and Mike are in town the best art gallery in the state!

The gallery is located at 137 E 4th Ave. Mount Dora, Fl 32757 and it should be up and running right about NOW! If your visiting the Orlando, Daytona Beach or surrounding areas come in and visit Mount Dora and of course Bowersock Gallery.

I saw Steve and Mike setting up and doing last minute touch ups before hanging and placing the art they have for sale. Here are some pics of the gallery in get mode process.

Finishing touches

Hi Steve!

One of Steve's beautiful dream like painitngs. Love the egrets!!!

um an action photo. geeze i guess i need a belt! or a longer tee!

that's better

My mom inspecting (really wondering which one she should of kept giggle)She has about 100 figures and some she really needs to toss! She is a paper mache figure hoarder!

Wishing you tons of success!

so Dan, My mom and i had a lil lunch and then went home, it was a great way to spend my birthday!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some Pics of The Boys

Well actually these boys were made by Karen Pender of Countryfolks Keepsakes and they are adorable! They remind me of my lil fellas Henry and Archie!
Of course Karen makes Bostons for sale but she also has other breeds on her site as well as primitive dolls.

And they may not be primitive but here are some pics of my dolls Henry and Archie!

I try to catch Archie smiling and its IMPOSSIBLE but i swear he grins ear to ear and if i could just catch it i'm sure Dentastix would make him a millionaire! In the meantime i'm like that old cartoon character that finds the frog in the cement block!

Henry doesnt grin ear to ear, this beautiful boy does that Tyra Banks thing, he smizes giggle.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sue From Paint In Tyme Is Awsome!

My online market group of gals is in the mist of our fall swap. Names are drawn and we set a price limit and send out a homemade item and some goodies based on a lil questionairre sent out. Its all in good fun and a great way to get some wonderful artwork. I was grinning ear to ear when i got Sue Nagle From Paint In Tyme. She does really beautiful folk art paintings and i havent had the privilage of getting a painter yet in our swaps. I was thrilled to recieve these wonderful items especially the painted box!
Look how she wrapped it all up so beautiful, she took time to do that

and look at all the lovely goodies. I love the crow mug and will use it for my tea exclusively! AND that lil velvet pumpkin made me shriek when i saw it!! love it!

Thank YOu Sue truly beautiful work!

Enjoy and dont be jealous! giggle

You can see more of her work by clicking on the tdipt button on the right side and also the new listings from those ladies that upload new work on the 15th of every month.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Opening Show Tonight!

Update on the ShowI had a great time and a great spot!

So many interesting and wonderful pieces of art work there. Check out their facebook page to see it all.
and you know whats neat about the evening, there was a young, beautiful and very talented artist, Alanna Vanacore, who is an amazing painter, anyway she painted a picture that looked like a photo Dan took of me when we were dating, it was so surreal, and she also went to high school with Kipp and i went to high school with her dad!
Here is my Kipp supporting his mom.

Opening reception Friday for Florida Museum for Women Artists juried show [Orlando Arts Blog]

Matthew J. Palm
Thu Sep 8 2011 4:17 PM
The Florida Museum for Women Artists presents its second annual Juried Exhibition from Saturday, Sept. 10, until Oct. 23. An opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday Sept. 9. Food, drinks, raffle prizes, and live music will be provided. Admission is $10 for nonmembers and free for those with a museum membership.

The second annual Juried Exhibition features 52 women artists chosen by a select group of judges prominent in the art community.

Contemporary works from 52 artists will be displayed throughout the museum for viewing and purchasing. Works include an array of materials and styles, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photography, clay and wood sculptures, and more.

The Florida Museum for Women Artists opened its doors in November 2009 in order to address the lack of exposure women have historically received in the art community. The second annual Juried Exhibition serves to further celebrate women in the arts, the Florida community in particular.

Artists to be featured include: Carol Roll, Ormond Beach; Hanne Niederhausen, Boca Raton; Laura Varich, Mount Dora; Brenda Hofreiter , Winter Park; Cherie Dacko, Longwood, FL; Barbara Tiffany, Winter Springs, FL; Jane Batalden Palmer, Lutz; Susan Martin, Merrit Island; Maya Schonenberger, Hialeah; Coralette Damme, St. Petersburg; Suzanne Camp Crosby, Tampa; Florence Putterman, Sarasota; Deborah La Grasse, Wekulla Springs; Donalee Pond-Koenig, Tallahassee; Ann Kemp, Fernandina Beach; Melani Kane Brewer, Hollywood; Madeline Kostek, New Smyrna Beach; Patricia Zalisko, Port Orange;
Also: Carol Thornton, Ormond Beach; Abbe Arenson, Sanford; Lois Crisp Stover,Eustis; Bobbi Baugh, DeLand; Nancy Dillen, Melbourne; Deborah Bigeleisen, West Palm Beach; Alanna Vanacore, Ormond Beach; Karlene McConnell, Ormond Beach; Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, Longwood; Witha Lacuesta, Melbourne; Candace Fasano, Fernandina Beach; Chris Kling, Stuart; Penny Jordan, Maitland; Susan Zukowsky – ; Muffy Clark Gill, Naples; Sheryl Haler, Bradenton; Stacy Barter, Winter Park; Barbara Vey, Yalaha; Lori Simon, Bradenton; Libby Ware, Port Orange; R. Charrell Reese, Lake Mary; Katherine Mathisen, Ocoee; Grace Leal, Cocoa; Linda Brant, Orlando; Holly Bird, Palm Harbor; Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee; Mandy Macias , Gainesville; Shannon Atkinson, Jacksonville; Ileana Tolibia, Miami; Mary Atwood, Jacksonville; Dori Lynch, Jupiter; Kristina B. Hall, Brooklet, GA; Candace Knapp, Brandon

The Florida Museum for Women Artists is at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 1,
DeLand. Call 386-873-2976 for more information.

About the Florida Museum for Women Artists:

The Florida Museum for Women Artists is the only museum in the state of Florida and the Southeast United States to provide art and other artistic disciplines exclusively by female artists. The museum exhibits contemporary art, collections and traveling exhibits from quality institutions. It currently consists of three galleries, the Museum Shop, cafe, meeting/lecture room, and curatorial area. The 7,000-square-foot museum is located on the second floor of the historic Fish Building, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, Florida. More information can be obtained by going to

Here is the piece that was chosen for this show called Fierce Mamas (warrier women series). It was inspired years ago by Kipp my son who would every single day, when he came home from school, would ask, "mom what's for dinner?" so i started making my kichen witches and and these were actually single pieces but i thought how bout making an army of moms as a tribute to us gals who fight the battle everyday of dirt, laundry, pet keeping, laundry,shopping,taxiing and of course after a day of all that and working outside the home making dinner almost every single night.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy Team TDIPT

Recently I joined the tdipt team on Etsy. I'm not that good at navigating around there yet and may never get to that level that some gals are but i do feel a safety in my tdipt group. Anyway i just added a couple of pieces to my "shop" there and here they are. So if you get a moment check out TDIPT in Etsy and see all the goodies from the TDIPT gals. Surely you'll find something you cant live without!

The Rock Thrower

Primitive Inspired Angel

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nostalgic Folk Art for Bow WoW Bash

Its no secret i LOVE Dogs! I'd like to say Boston Terriers are my favorite dogs but really any precious face i'm looking at is my favorite!

Bowersock Gallery is having a charity event to help raise money for Pilgrim Bark Park up in their neck of the woods.

Here are some babies I have and am sending for the wonderful function and here is their press release,

At Bowersock Gallery
Friday, September 16, 7 to 9 p.m.

Buy a puppy painting and take a chance on Marc Jacobs’ apparel, while sampling treats from Bayside Betsy’s and Truro Vineyards – sounds like the “Bow Wow Bash (at Bowersock)” and the place to be on September 16.

“It’s fine art, fine items and so much more, but most importantly a way to support the Pilgrim Bark Park,” says Steve Bowersock, Bowersock Gallery co owner. “There’s a lot of Provincetown/Cape business coming together to help one of our own. That pretty much says town party.”

For it’s part the Bowersock Gallery has asked its national and regionally renowned artists to submit small works of dogs, or that reference dogs for this special occasion. It will also open its latest exhibit “Fall at Bowersock,” a salon style show featuring the entire stable. Bowersock will donate 10-percent from all evening sales to the town’s dog park.

In addition 40 local businesses will pitch in to make the event’s silent auction a success.

Among the items up for bid: Louis Vuitton luggage; Marc Jacobs’ attire direct from the runway, and a Cape Air commuter book, (valued at $999). There are gift certificate for numerous eateries including The Red Inn Restaurant, Jimmy’s Hideaway and Central House Bar and Grill. The broad selection of certificate include ones for Art’s Dune Tour, numerous flowers shops, cafes, animal services, grocery stories, bakery’s and liquor stores.

The event will be catered by Provincetown’s Bayside Betsy’s, and wine will be provided by Truro Vineyards.

“This is the second time Bowersock, along with many of the participating businesses, have put together an event to support a local nonprofit. Last event was an outstanding night of entertainment, which raised over $6000 for P-town’s The Soup Kitchen,” says co owner Michael Senger. “This is not an event to be missed. Not only is it one of the season’s highlights, but it supports a project with great community value.”

so please if your able support your local or any charity you can. I know the Gallery will raise money and have fun doing so.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nostalgic Folk Art Sept. Updates on The Merc

Well its Sept already and i cant wait for fall to hurry on up over here! Trying to get in the decorating swing but its so hot and its hard to get in the fall mood over here in Fl. So just one Halloween offering for me this month for The Merc,

Blackbird Pie,

Whis is my halloweenie take on that old nursery ryhme, Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye, 4 and 20 blackbirds baked into a pie!

But my lil crow seems to have turned the tables on the king's bakers!

Then theres BOP, actually Sweater Girl with her record, a mid century young lady

and If Your Happy and You Know It!

Its been awhile since i've added new work on my blog and i do ask for myself and other artist's whose work i put on here, please no downloading of the work. Thanks so much and as always Have the very best day possible.

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