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.

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,

The Best to you always!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

work is my therapy!

as well as having a caring husband and son! God is good and my blessings are beyond.

Archie my sweet and wild fella is watching over his older brother, they both know Henry has good moments and not so great ones now, and no matter what brotherly problems they have,  they still love each other,

this am Henry enjoying the warm sun and Archie nearby keeping watch on the old Alpha

 finished a mermaid thats heading to Solo,

looking forward to this long weekend, going to help Dan and Kipp paint the house, YELLOW with white trim and keeping the red door. I'll share pics when done.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Well its something i kinda knew was coming

Henry is getting older and honestly we never thought he'd live this long, he is almost 10 and when he was a puppy the emergency room vet told us to put him down. We couldnt and we made the right decision. he has had stomach problems all his precious life but has had so much joy and has given us so much joy.

anyway, he had surgery recently to remove a piece of plastic he swallowed, Lord knows when or how he did that, anyway he then had some tumors removed and his teeth cleaned as his gums had become mildly infected.   

his bloodwork showed his kidneys are elevated and his vet appt this am shows they are climbing.   he goes back in 6 mos to see if they are still climbing as fast.   right now he is in the begining stages of it but my vet says some dogs live some time with it like that, however there are concerns due to the continued elevation....

so you know, i realize everything dies but it just hurts so much when reality hits.   Hoping Henry has at least another year with us he is loved so very much and he is my best buddy and has been for almost 10 yrs.

last night this little fella came for a visit and i'm going to believe he is a good omen

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Back from vacation in NC and GA

back home and so exhausted but have to load some work on my etsy shop and thought i'd add our vacation pics to share

so we stayed at a little tiny home cottage approx 1200 square feet including a loft, we brought the dogs as always and thought as Henry has had a rough time of it, it may be his last  one and he loves to travel and gets so excited on vacation as we all just chill and hang out together.

we got to do lots of antiquing and and just enjoy the cottage and the dogs and life in general. I lost my dear friend in oct and Dan lost a very good friend in July and  just yesterday his dear dear friend lost his several years battle with cancer yesterday morning. so i guess this happens at our ages, we are in our silver years and my truth has been to release things i dont need and to release people who are too difficult to deal with, and it may be not because they are awful, but it may be i just dont have the ability to understand them.  

so here are my personal pics, hope you enjoy them, something about being in the country makes my heart calm and strengthens my faith in God.

Loading up and heading out

 beautiful little cottage

 no way i could climb up there but Dan said it was beautiful

 Poor little Henry, but we discovered was the food for his kidneys is too rich for him and made him so sick, i think he got pancreatic problems from it, so we stopped all his meds which he was taking for all these symptoms (as one night he just shook and drooled and cried, the meds helped him for that)and just gave him plain chicken and his regular food and he is doing so much better, sigh another appt on mon to let dr know, we to do something else for his kidneys.
 small but feels so spacious, love the white wood

 this view was so inspiring and made me so grateful for having Dan and Kipp and the lil ones

 Henry my dear Henry
Dan picking up dog poop
 little Archie would run ahead and roll down the hill and just get all tangled up in the plants and shrubs and yet Henry who just walked the perimeter marking and stayed away from the brush had 3 ticks, must be that sweetness in him, old Archie is full of piss and vinegar giggle

 the neighbors had bees
out and about
 antique and flea market

 a purchase! we found a small mantle we are going to just add to the wall

got the cow painting and french apartment with courtyard and garden sign

 lunch, burger and cuban

 getting better
 Archie worried about his best buddy

 fresh air is good for what ails you

 heading home and Henry is ready!

 remarkable, Archie actually slept on the way home!
so home and ready to get back to work and very grateful.

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