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.

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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!

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Week begins but

it was a full weekend and we were so glad to see Tee. She has had the worst 2 yrs anyone could think of she survived breast cancer, chemo and radiation, all while dealing with her beloved and amazing husband of many years going thru Parkinsons associated with dementia. She survived, he did not and passed last month. Her strength is amazing and unwaivering still. She handled everything and all details. I think of my mom and all the things she is dealing with and has for years(but that's another story for another time) and it just reminds me of that cliche line, "God only gives you what you can handle" It may be cliche but maybe its true. Anyway Tee is handling life as she always has with a vengance!

Friday night at the Jimmy Harper Gallery here in Ormond Beach, Carlene McConell had an opening. She is a well known local Florida artist who has been published and well loved. I must crow i am blessed to have a painting she did just for me!) I met her thru Tee.
Anyway we got to the gallery waaaaaay to early so we decided to have dinner across the street at Caffine, a local hipster place, and as we walked in who did we see? Another well known artist and her hubs, Margaret Schnebly Hodge and  Larry Hodge. Margaret has deep roots here and her work is Everywhere fine art is. Nope i dont have any of her work, not yet anyway.

Dan and I enjoying the wonderful and fun artwork on the walls in Caffine, perfect for Halloween.
 My dinner was not good, no dressing on my salad and the tuna bland, Dan and Tee's pizza was good but....

anyway back to the opening, here's Carlene talking with one of her admirers.
Carlene and gentleman by my favorite piece.
I'm not sure if this piece was inspired by her recent trip with Tee to Scotland!

On to Saturday, and dropping off work at the Florida Museum for Women Artists

and then off to Mount Dora to drop work off and take some back that hadn't sold, looks like i need to do some ebaying soon.

super cool to see my work in the window of this really fantastic gallery. i keep wondering when they are gonna fire me.

Sunday morning

our usual sun morn walk on the beach, btw, those are Kipp's old flip flops and although 2 sizes bigger i love to wear them.

This morning i felt like i was at the end of the world and could just walk and walk
 Yahoo Nostalgic Folk Art!

 My sweetheart  who i'm so blessed to have to share all walks with.

While we were away what do the boys do?


  1. Hello Jinx, I was so sorry to read Tee's news.
    I had no idea she was going through all of that. Please tell her I am sending a prayer out for her and give her a comforting hug from me.
    That art work is just wonderful and you certainly deserve to be showcased in any gallery window. You are amazing!

    Love and Hugs,

  2. Tee looks fantastic! Man, she has been through so much. She is the epitome of strength. ♥

    Love Frank sipping the martini. But I figured him to be a Jack Daniels fan. ((hee-hee))

    Your work is amazing and rightly belongs in an art gallery!

    You and your hubs are too dang adorable! You look like a couple of teenagers in love.
    D*mn girl, wish I could rock a bikini like you!!

    Please give the boys a smooch from their Aunt Peanut.

  3. Hi Carol,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Ormond Beach to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)


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