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!
Just listed this gal on ebay with a low starting price. One of my Kitchen Witches/Angels, this one is called
Royal Confectionary Kitchen Witch/Angel and she is so much fun and a wonderful piece for your prim or whimsical kitchen or dining area.
Lots of details and embellishments, including candied necklace, candy mold hat, ect...glued on a wooden piece made to look like jadeite cake stand (as best i could )
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.
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.
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. "