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, June 27, 2014

Something New and Fun

Lord knows i really need to clean up my studio! Its a mess. I sell alot of the extras, the embellishments used on my little sculptures on My Crowded Little Nest etsy shop, but dang it i'm hoarding embellishments again and using them to make gift tags. 






Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Its Coming!

Slotin Folk Fest

http://www.slotinfolkart.com

Main Street Gallery will have some of my work and I can't wait to see all the new work from all the great artists there. If your in Atlanta or near enough you should experience this show as its the most unusual one I have ever seen.


 if you look to the left of the picture under the home painting, you can see my work

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Nostalgic Folk Art just listed on Etsy, super scarey!

This piece is called Fright Night and it is one of my favorite pieces for Halloween i've done in awhile. Hope you like it too.



Friday, June 20, 2014

Something New for me, Wedding Cake Topper or Decor

Just listed this on my etsy shop perfect for a garden wedding!





Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hope your having a great day!

I really do! A caring dad is one of the greatest things on this planet. My dad passed away in 2005 but I really do feel like he is around sometimes.
Today i saw a cardinal and knew he was around. The cardinal is a special bird to me, the first year he passed on Father's Day, Dan and i were sitting in our backyard and a cardinal flew over us and landed on the wire over our head. The beautiful bird just sat there unafraid.  Each time my Boston Terriers (2) died, a cardinal flew by. My dad liked flying and he was pretty majestic to me, so when i see a beautiful bird (my fav is a cardinal) I think of my dad.




anyway it started out as a rough day because i had to take Henry to the vet. He scratched his eye/cornea (well Archie did playing around) last night. poor thing, i have to put this cream in his eye every 2 hrs for 48 hrs. no sleeping for us which compounds my anxiety. Henry has to wear a cone and he hates it, he doesnt know he has to keep it on, no exceptions til thurs night.hopefully he'll figure out how to navigate better with it one.

on the way home from the emergency vet, a cardinal flew by the front of our car.









Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy

Just finished and posted this Marie Antionette inspired mermaid. Meet Madame Poisson


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Nostalgic Folk Art, A Lil Joy, just added on Etsy

trying so hard to get work done, been so busy with my vintage shop on etsy (My Crowded Little Nest), and am going to be adding more vintage goodies today. I keep finding goodies, this is something that doesnt normally happen.  sooooo just trying to keep up.

Anyway here is A Lil Joy



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wanted to share!

The East Tennessee Bloodhound Rescue is having an auction to raise money for these regal dogs.
My Crowded Little Nest etsy shop has donated two vintage figurines of bloodhounds made by Zanesville Ohio pottery co.  and if you have something you feel may be appropriate for them to auction off as well contact them at
www.easttennesseebloodhoundrescue.com    or just visit the site to see if there is a furbaby for you or maybe you could help in some way.









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