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!

















Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kindess Matters Charity event At Tdipt Mercantile for Feb!

Please join us on TDIPT Mercantile during the month of February when participating members will donate 100% of their sales from a select offering to charity.




This time around,

Make a Difference Rescue in the Metro Detroit area and Branch County Humane Society in Southern MI will be the recipients of the charity in our hearts.



To see more about these rescues, and the lives they save, please visit them by clicking on the links below.

And as always, Thank you for your support.



http://www.facebook.com/MakeADifferenceRescue?ref=ts&fref=ts



http://www.makeadifferencerescue.org/



http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI315.html



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Society-of-Branch-County/103579396402030?ref=ts&fref=ts



My offerring for this will be this lil gal with her rescue
visit The Merc tomorrow to see all the goodies for sale and this event goes on all month so dont forget to check back for those gals who update on the 15th!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy and Embellishments

I just added this adorable lil teddy on my etsy shop and some wonderful embellishements for the collector and/or artists to use in art pieces. again cleaning out my collection as my studio is encroching and i'm feeling a bit claustrophobic!
click here or on the button on right of my blog https://www.etsy.com/your/listings/create?ref=si_ys_dd_add_item

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cleaning out the studio/garage and home

so i've decided to add some items to my etsy shop. Adding items that i use in making my figures, signs and folk art and adding collectible antiqtuey pieces i have in my home that i'm tired of and hope i wont reget releasing.

here are the items
perfect embellishments and trims for your vintage inspired folk art, doll, and bears
primitive shredders
I've got more than i'll use in years of vintage glitter! so here's some gold and some really hard to find blues
a vintage ice cream scooper for your old kitchen ware collectibles (like those shredders)
old sequins and beads for your mermaids and holiday folk art or whatever
and a sweet lil pink plastic 50's ???? tea set that was great for displaying with my lil imps, but you can only use the same displays for so long!
to reach my etsy shop just click on the button on the right of my blog or type carol roll nostalgic folk art in the etsy search.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Kindness Matters Big and Small

Please join us on the Merc during the month of February when participating members will donate 100% of their sales from a select offering to charity. This time around, Make a Difference Rescue in the Metro Detroit area will be the recipient of the charity in our hearts. To see more about this rescue, and the lives they save, please visit them by clicking on the links below. And as always, Thank you for your support. http://www.facebook.com/MakeADifferenceRescue?ref=ts&fref=ts http://www.makeadifferencerescue.org/

After all this time, New Nostalgic Folk Art

I am finally feeling almost as good as new. The flu is serious and I'm going to take better precautions and i hope you do too. My son in Japan says that over there they wear face masks and he has co workers who wear them if they are sick. I might adopt that practice. Anyway here is some new work i've finally finished or just had the energy to finally load up on my site or on Etsy (click on the button to the right or just search Carol Roll Nostalgic Folk Art) Old Toy Bear
A Little Spring Surprise
Lucky Ticket
Seafood Lovers Kitchen Witch/Angel
Vintage Easter Bunny
Icky Witch

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It can only get better til it just cant

I've been so sick!!!!! What a way to start the year, i actually went to bed around 9 30 on new years and am still recovering. Next year i'm getting a flu shot for sure.

Havent had the energy or inclination to do a blog or do any work for that matter although i've tried.


I do have a lil tease tho, next month Tdipt Mercantile is doing something really sweet for the month of Feb. and hope you will check them out.

Not sure i will be updating my blog for a bit as i just am not at 100% yet. so stay tuned for more on Feb.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

The last few weeks have been kinda hard over here and so i'm thinking the new year is going to definitely be better.

Without going into tiresome details, i will let on that my cold has gotten worse and i'm going to post a new piece and get back on the couch yahoo!

New year new work hoping new goodness for everyone.


my first piece for 2013
Old Toy Store Sign



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