Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Welcome, Carole and her Etsy shop ReduxRedux. Below is a paragraph taken from ReduxRedux's shop announcement. Also, I was wondering what the shop name signified, and as stated in the shop announcement it means....re • dux (rē-dŭks'): [adj] brought back; returned; resurgent

"Welcome to Redux Redux, a shop that brings back old things in new ways. We recover discarded materials and repurpose them for use in the little treasures you see in our small shop. We’re a mother-daughter team that enjoys the creative challenge of reusing found materials in hand-crafted items and their packaging. We strive to be mindful of earth’s resources while we create little delights for the senses."

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I am a recovering workaholic. When I realized that I could no longer remember what to do for fun, I knew it was time to reconnect with my creative side.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

Our mission is to try to do as much as we can with materials that have had previous lives. So we look to things like old jewelry, paper, and supplies that others have discarded. It's really fun to challenge yourself to create with the things that fall into your lap!

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I would have to say the solitude. Most of the rest of my life is filled with people, words, and thoughts. Crafting allows me just to feel and do.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

I guess I would say the lowly potato...you can do so many things with it.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Gardening-it moves the body as well as the soul.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

There is much life in everyday things. Reuse, reclaim, repurpose, recycle.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Be kind to yourself. There is enough criticism and negativity in the world. Be as kind to yourself as you are to others.

Thanks, Carole, for taking the time to share your thoughts and creations with everyone! May you and your daughter continue to find enjoyment in what you do.

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