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 Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  
~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012!

 From our family and the little elves at the art shop.


Appearing soon in the Pacific West Coast!

I've been invited as a guest artist to exhibit at the amazing Elroy Artspace Gallery of Modern Art in Portland, OR. 

The show is in January and promises to be a lot of fun, as all exhibits at the Artspace. If you are a fan of Mid Century design, that's the place to be. Keep your eyes peeled for updates here and at the gallery's blog.

And now, here is a sneak peak of some of my new creatures, who will appear with all their splendor to the public next month. 

Bye-bye wintery clouds, hello blue skies...The invasion is near!




I've been interviewed by photographer and blog author Rachel Brandt-Fisher. Read about it in her blog "Delete The Adjectives".

And while you are there, check out some of her other stories, you might want to follow Rachel's blog (I am!).



 "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~ Arthur C. Clarke

 "Art is a sense of magic."~ Stan Brakhage

Those of you who believe in magic, raise your hands! 

Those of you who believe in the magic of technology, raise your hands and feet! (Ouch! I fell on the floor...).

Wacom, the amazing people who brought us the graphics tablet and pressure-sensitive pen, have done it again. 

This Thursday, September 15, is the much anticipated release of Inkling, it will change forever the way you draw. 
But don't take my word for it, check out the video!

The root of  "Wacom" is "Wa", a Japanese word for harmony, and "com" for computer - the harmony between human and computer. 
(You can find more about Inkling at its official website.)

Ay! How exciting is this!? I don't think I will be able to sleep in the next two nights...

I'm starting my Christmas list earlier this year  ;)



"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul." ~ George Bernard Shaw

I almost forgot how much I enjoy both fashion design and portraiture, back in college I used to fill my sketch book with drawings of beautiful protagonists that only existed in my imagination.

I'm back to my old habit...

Introducing The Green Leaf, the first of the Faces series.

 The Green Leaf

She was created with watercolor and ink. You can find her at my Etsy and Artfire shops.

Preliminary pencil sketch.

The females in each portrait have a story to tell... observe closely and play detective, use your imagination, and you will discover beyond from what's seen on the surface.

More to come...


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  ~Hans Christian Andersen


Ah, hot lazy days might be over... Kids returning to school for a new year of learning and discovery, we go back to our daily busy schedules... I hope to still find time to unwind and pause to enjoy the beauty that surrounds me.

I'm proud to introduce my latest creation; Two styles of earrings inspired by nature and summer.

Come Fly With Me earrings in matte silver

Come Fly With Me, features ethereal butterfly wings. I love that they are delicate yet bold, and can be paired down with airy dresses or jeans, or dressed up for the evening for a more sophisticated look. They are available in both silver and gold. To learn more about them, please click here.

I like bubbles, perhaps is their circular shape, or that they remind me of molecules and everything fun and playful...

.. Like a fizzy cold drink...

Or a bubble bath.

Presenting Fizzy, a very bubbly pair :) 

  Fizzy earrings in matte gold.

I couldn't just choose one, so I made them in both gold and silver finish. For more information, click here.


This Sunday we celebrate the most important women in our lives, mothers.

For the occasion, I've created "Okasan" (Japanese for mom), a sweet image of a mom and her child with the Kanji symbol for the word mother.

 Okasan by Carolina Seth

I enjoy to paint in the minimalist style of Asian art. I like the elegance and the delicate lines yet strong visual, the finished piece always looks modern. The calligraphy is like a painting all of itself.

Okasan is available as print and as greeting card. I'm proud to say that they are printed by me at my studio, with a professional 8-ink color system using archival inks on archival fine art paper. 

The card is great for other occasions as well, such as a baby announcement, new moms, etc.
Both prints and cards can be found at my Etsy and Artfire stores.

 Okasan greeting card

To all the moms in the world; New moms, not-so-new, grandmas, moms-to-be... Enjoy your special day! 

Motherhood, it might be a once a year celebration, but hey, it's a lifetime commitment. We are thankful to our own mothers for that.

Happy Mother's Day!!



Ah, I love gadgets, I've always been interesting in technology and how the latest innovations can be applied to my art and improve my work practically and creatively.

I've been using a tablet and digital pen for as long as I remember.

It was the 90's when I got myself the latest new thing, something called a digital tablet, manufactured by Wacom. It was awesome and huge, it occupied most of my desk space, soon enough its cordless pen replaced my mouse, it could do all the same tasks only better.
I used it constantly for both painting and for simple daily tasks with my Power Mac (Remember those? How retro!).

(stock photo, not my actual tablet) ;)

The tablet was my new canvas and the digital pen was my brush.
Together with an exciting innovative application called Painter, I was just in heaven, in colorful, artist's heaven.

Screenshot of Painter

That was in the past. Fast forward to today, I attended last week a webinar by Wacom, so when they offered a special sale promotion for attendees, I jumped in!

 The new Intuos Tablet by Wacom

Painter 11 by Corel

Wacom's tablet and Corel's Painter make a dynamic duo, they work together wonderfully and have become the indispensable tools for the digital artist, with many of their users being trained in traditional fine art, me included.

Today, the traditional studio has been replaced by a revolutionary new concept; The Digital Studio.
I've also kept my traditional space (I still like to get down and dirty once in a while, and I couldn't part from my collection of brushes, canvases and many jars of paint). I often combine both freehand and digital methods in one single project.

Wacom's Cintiq monitor.
Drawing and painting is done directly on the screen with the digital pen
(Photo: Artist Jackie Jacobson) 

No, I'm not been paid by these companies to praise their products (but I wouldn't mind if they do), I'm just someone who have tried them and enjoys them as thousands of others around the world.
I love to share a good thing when I find one :)

I'm eagerly waiting to receive my new tablet together with the newest Painter. They say the sky is the limit, in this case... Your digital canvas is the limit!



It's been 6 weeks since the tragedy, the headlines in the news might be quieter now, but the devastation and consequences of March's massive tsunami and earthquake continues.

According to Japan's National Police Agency, til this day, the number of Fatalities are: 14,575. Number of Missing: 11,324. Total = 25,899
As countless people, old and young, are homeless and left with an uncertain future.

Japan In My Heart

I created a painting, Japan In my Heart, with the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in mind.

Available through my Etsy shop, 100% of proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund to support rescue efforts in Japan.

Other ways to help:  www.american.redcross.org


 Love is in the air...

 The Two Rascals by Carolina Seth

Showing my love and appreciation to all my customers, get 20% OFF on EVERYTHING at both my shops on Etsy and Artfire for the month of February (excludes custom orders). Enter Coupon Code: LOVE20

 Happy Valentine's Day!


February is a lovely month, it's the New Lunar/Chinese Year, we got Saint Valentine's Day, weather starts to get warmer reminding us that spring is not far away (or at least  in some places.. here in Northern Virginia we still have the remains of last week's snow!).

And February is also when my daughter was born :)

Here are some of my favorite goodies, perfect for this month of love and happiness.

 You and I, we are the perfect couple...

 Love Mouse Couple (Red Heart) by QuernusCraft

Pamper yourself and feel beautiful...

Shiver Complete Complexion Bath Kisses by BodyCake

Love can be strange and LOOKING right at you...

Be Mine Creature Magnet by Franticmeerkat

The most artful way to store your precious jewelry...

Hand Blown Art Glass Heart Ring Stand by Rebecca Zhukov

Is The Year of the Rabbit. Send your best wishes with these exquisite cards.

Bunny Rabbit Cards and Envelopes by PikakePress


Hola, Hello and Happy Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit!

Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, The rabbit is one of the most delicate animals among all 12 animals. Nobody ignores them, for they are good company and know how to make the best of themselves. the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity.

Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party.

Are you a Rabbit? You are if you were born in one of the following years:
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

A rabbit's home is always a beautiful one cause Rabbit people are famous for their artistic sense and good taste. They are also usually well-dressed. Go check out your Rabbit friend's closet, I bet you will find many expensive and beautiful clothing there.

 Department store display in Hong Kong
(photo: Cristina Yao)

They don't like to argue and enjoy quiet, peaceful lives. They are also sentimental and compassionate. Therefore, if you work as a salesman for a living, you will have much better luck with rabbit people - Nine out of Ten Rabbit people will definitely buy your products! (aah, I need to attract more Rabbits to my shop!) ;)

Cat or Rabbit?

Chinese astrology and Chinese zodiac signs are also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China. However, some of the animals differ from the original ones used in the Chinese Zodiac.

  Looking at the colorful decor in Hanoi, Vietnam

For example, the Vietnamese zodiac is identical to Chinese zodiac except the fourth animal is the cat not the rabbit, while the Japanese zodiac includes the wild boar instead of the pig.

Wish you a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year!