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!
Feeling like i made it across the finish line! I made it to 50!!! Holy Crap, i look it for sure but i sure dont feel it. Well most days giggle. Anyway i am making a pledge to walk every other day. It may not seem like much but its a start. In fact i'm going for a walk right after this post.
here are some pics of Dan and i going out for a nice dinner at The Flager Fish Company which is in Flagler Beach, and a tiny spot, super busy as i'm telling you its fresh seafood caught in our waters except for certain varieties of fish and Maine Lobster, which i had, Dan had grouper and it was so thick and fresh! We are definitely going to add that place for special dinners.
And the most wonderful thing!!! When i checked my email this am this popped up from Japan!
No matter what i'm going to have a smile on face today!
My wish is for everyone to have the best days possible!
full of rearrainging. I'm getting ansy and NEED to redo my old pink 1964 bathroom. So we picked out some new tile, that looks like bleached wood planks. I think we're gonna do an old beach shack kinda look. We dont have much to work with as no tub and this is a super tiny bathroom, think crusie ship size giggle. Which is ok as i hate baths yuk, i only use the tub in the other bathroom for the dogs.
In the meantime as the whole bathroom thing is gonna take awhile, i'm all charged up and ready to go so i rearranged a lil area with some new items i picked up at antiqe malls, flea markets and yard sales. Its amazing just moving around the same things to make the area look all new and interesting. Oh and i also took pics of Henry and Archie outside to share.
I love crocks, old signs, old wood boxes, vintage holiday items, old metal eagles and homemade folk art.
This cow painting i just purchased from Folk Fest this past Aug.
Love this old shoe shine box
see those lil metal shoes? they are so heavy, they are a door stop! too cute.
Henry on patrol!
Archie waiting for me to throw something anything for him to chase and retrieve!
Tee Thompson, Hot Metal Mama makes this crows, hopefully they'll scare the grasshoppers away. Those frighten me, espescially the big yellow ones. ugh Monsters!
Archie begging me to throw somethng his way! He never stops
Henry the great lizard hunter!!!!
I know i have way too much stuff, its an illness but not yet ready for an intervention on Hoarders!
I havent had a chance to make to many Halloweenies this year as I'm getting tons of requests for ornies for my galleries. Anyway here is Whats For Supper a really big Halloween piece that I just dropped off at Bowersock Gallery yesterday.
You cant really see the family pet or the witch's ghostly face but you can get the gist of it. To see all the halloween figures please contact Bowersock as i just only have a Krampus which is Christmas too.
and Speaking of Christmas here are some ornies i've added to my site before they head off to the galleries for their Christmas sales (hopefully)
these are paper mache with fibers made to look like old stuffed animal toys
I cannot do requests or duplicates sorry but please check for new items, and check with my galleries and ask to see pics to see all the new and some old work that is not shown on my site.
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. "