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!

















Friday, August 31, 2012

Nostalgic Folk Art September Updates on The Merc

I cant believe its Sept already! This is a HUGE month for me as its a milestone and part of me is terrified and the other part is glad i've made it this far!
Speaking of being terrified my first Halloweenie of 2012, called Shades of Night Sandman, a terrible witch that will lull you not with sand but with shimmers! 


And  i made some more ornies (a boxful sent to Panorama Folk Art Gallery so check with them if your in the market for some funky ornies, they like the crazier types and they are located on my site, gallery section)
BUT these are "normal" ones that were inspired by old Steiff stuffed loved ones.



Check out all the new work on The Mercantile (TDIPT)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On our Way, at our Destination Slotin Folk Fest 2012

Geeze it seems like i just cant bounce back from the long trip to Atlanta and all the shennanigans. It was a blast tho and i'd do it all again and cant wait til next year!!!!!!

This year besides Tee Thompson of Hot Metal Mamma works, we brought along, after a couple years of begging, outsider, folk art collector, Greg Milliken. His wife Beth couldnt come but i betcha she'll make it next year ;).  Greg goes for work that isnt my cup of tea but is what i humbley consider hard core and classic outsider/folk art. Beth and him have a gallery of works from original highwaymen to Siddoth and Finster along with many many more. So i knew he'd feel like he hit the promised land if he went there.     

Along the long long way a stop for grub and i think this may be a picture of shame on Greg giggle as he eats an Arby's late lunch.
Tee meanwhile went across the street for some boiled peanuts, they were so yummy!

Finally we reach the hotel and man some of us are BEAT! but the free beer wine and more junk food await so even tho i've swelled liked a balloon i continue to foolishly eat and drink whats offered. here are Tee Me and Greg gobbling

And of course Dan indulged a bit too

We are so exhausted but no time to waste we must be at the first night at Folk Fest damn the bloat!

The parking lot was a bit of a disapointment this time as usually there are a few art cars, this time only 2
So I see my gallery Main Street and Jean! and she really put my work up nicely and i see a couple looking Yahoo!!! Thanks!

Ok here are some pics of artists there, but you know its hard as lots were not there and i would never take a photo w/o asking  Never take a picture without permission!!!!!!

Ok Ed i'm doing you a solid as this out of the 3 was the worst picture of me but the best of you. Plus you gave me a great compliment about my work. However my female vanity makes me point out even tho i look preggers its just the booze and junk food and sitting for 6 1/2 hrs to get there. ok back to the very talented Ed Pribyl , www.edpribyl.com
I love the fella coming out of the cannon!!  Ed should be at the Country Folk Art Fest in St. Charles Ill, sept 21-23.  Check him out if ya can and tell him Carol and Dan said Hi.

I cant believe i cannot remember this fella's name, his first time there and he made the most wonderful bird houses, that actually were accommidating for birds. they were replicas of real buildings, i think he said that.
I cant find his card and my guess is  bits of it are in the lint catcher

Ok i am furious i didnt take pics of Joel Pinkerton's work but here he is and he is one of my favorites there!!! he makes the most amazing sculptures out of silver plated serving sets and what nots. They are animals and just delightful creatures. You must google him I swear his creatures smile at you!

So day 2 we head to Stone Mountain Ga for some antiquing and gallery visits.

We came across this fella and his gallery, unfortunately his card with name etc, is probably in the lint catcher along with the other! but enjoy the pics anyway!




We had a nice lunch at this German restaurant
Then back to Folk Fest!
I wish i had a ton of disposable income as i'd buy 3 of these (not the pop)


Here is another of my favorite artists there Michael Wimmer, wwwwestudiogallery@aol.com
he really has a whimsey and i love his colors and placement of objects to create these original one of a kind must haves!


ok his shirt said Free Hugs and i was a lucky patron! oh there are characters there for sure!


also I'm lucky to have met Paul Milliken and his partner Steven Cooper, Paul of Fox5 Atlanta and Steven of channel 6 Orlando. Check out the story Paul did on Folk Fest, it tells its begining and also he does a quick interview with Jeanne from Main Street Gallery and if you dont blink you may see my work as he walks by. You can see the interview on the blog below this.
Paul is Greg's son and Steve and him were there their first time there too.




ok off to work and on to the next thing!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Nostalgic Folk Art New Gallery

I've been super lucky to be a new member part of or whatever of


Artstream Gallery


56 North Main Street

Rochester, NH 03867

603 330-0333

http://artstreamstudios.com/html/artstream-about.htm

currently they have a couple of my figures and i have just shipped this Bar Witch, a version of my Kitchen Witches which i am now calling Kitchen Angels, anyway she's called Name Your Poison
please contact them if you are interested in purchasing this figure.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Whoopi has a piece of me!

On Aug. 5th i got a really great email from Bowersock Gallery, Whoopi Goldberg bought a piece of my work! A really great thing to put on my resume,  but i really dont use one.  Anyway here she is with Steve Bowersock (right) and Mike Senger, the Bowersock Boys and a picture of the figure she purchased.

Thanks for supporting the arts!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Heading to Atlanta

I've been super busy working on items that are heading to Folk Fest this coming weekend. Folk fest is a show where galleries all over the country set up in one place for an amazing art show. My work is being shown at Main Street Galleries set up.


My Native whirligig and table top weather vane will be there along with a few new items only to be seen at Main Street Gallery


I'll be heading down there on sat for a quick trip on sat to see all the wonderful one of a kind art works. Make no mistake this is for serious collectors of Outsider, primitive, folk and all unusual and different type of art work. Will update with pictures of all the wonderful and imaginative items.


Some of my galleries prefer a certain type of my work so if you dont see something you like on my website, please head over the the gallery section and maybe there may be something there that you may like from myself or one of the many other gifted artisans.
Having an original piece of art is a great way to show your original style and a lovely lil painting, sculputre or what not can bring you a smile every time you look at it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy

Just click on the right or search under tdipt and look for Nostalgicfolkart for work new work i added

here's some pics of a couple of things heading to etsy


a holiday angel that hangs on the wall


a lil spring bunny


and a couple of  joyful  raggedy old bears

plus a few figures that need a good home.

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