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Frog Song

August 30th, 2015

Limited Edition print “Frog Song” is out!
Curators and print-makers Tiny Showcase have created this extremely limited edition print of my artwork titled “Frog Song”

Here it is as a painting in progress on my desk:

Frog Song by Susie Ghahremani work in progress

And here it is as a print, photographed by instagram user @joyluckclubbing, one of the first people to receive one of these 100 limited prints.

Susie Ghahremani Tiny Showcase print Frog Song, photographed by joyluckclubbing

Pitbull necklace for charity by Susie Ghahremani and Elizabeth Scott Also a limited edition & fundraiser, this pitbull necklace created in collaboration with Elizabeth Scott is being sold to raise funds for animal rescues in her area. 100% of the proceeds are donated.

Purchase or donate at

I have a couple upcoming art shows:

  • Art Show, Sept 12th in Los Angeles, CA in Supahcute’s Sendak/Silverstein inspired show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland this September 12th: more info
  • Museum exhibit in Escondido, CA July 11th- September 13th. The Museum at California Center for the Arts, Escondido will have on display my original paintings and sketches from What Will Hatch? as part of their WRITING WITH PICTURES exhibit, guest curated by Joy Chu. My artwork for the show was mentioned in this article in CityBeat.
  • Other than that:
    I’m currently working on a couple books to be released in 2017. You can see some process photos on instagram at

    Susie Ghahremani @boygirlparty on instagram

    Hooray! (an overdue update)

    July 28th, 2015

    The new baby clothing collection is here!
    I’ve created a super-soft, sweet and fun collection of baby clothes for the next generation of nature-loving kiddos!

    Boygirlparty baby clothing

    Bunny pile, “Little Deer”, “Little Sprout” (made in collaboration with my friends at BuyOlympia), “Little Nature Lover”, and “Ready for my close-up” cat are all new.

    Find them online at

    Little Nature Lover Onesie

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    Bring home an original painting of mine!

  • My wood paintings for iam8bit are now available online at this link:

    iam8bit Susie Ghahremani artwork

  • My affordably-priced mixed media paintings for artstream are available online at this link:

    artstream Susie Ghahremani paintings

  • and, my miniature artwork for nahcotta is available at this link:,-Susie.aspx

    Susie Ghahremani original paintings at Nahcotta

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    Museum exhibit “Writing With Pictures” in Escondido, CA:

    July 11th- September 13th. The Museum at California Center for the Arts, Escondido displays 8 of my original paintings and several of my sketches and sketchbooks as part of their WRITING WITH PICTURES exhibit, guest curated by Joy Chu.

    The show includes an incredible breadth of work by an astounding number of children’s illustrators at a really cool and special museum! More info:

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    Illustration sightings:
    You can find my illustration postage-stamp sized in the latest Uppercase Magazine:
    Uppercase Magazine Susie Ghahremani illustration

    And a much, much larger illustration of mine in Texas Co-Op Power:
    Susie Ghahremani illustration

    And another, on the web, at Uncovered Classics:
    Mrs. Dalloway book cover illustration by Susie Ghahremani /

    More news coming soon!

  • Cat pile!

    May 13th, 2015

    Ok, ok! You asked and I heard you! My cat pile onesie design is now available in grown-up sizes. (Ladies sizes, anyway – more sizes coming soon!) and toddler / kid sizes, too!

    cat pile t-shirts by susie ghahremani /

    The boygirlparty shop has a whole lot of new things going on including new notecards, magnet sets, and this new notepad featuring a cat licking soft serve!

    ice cream cat by susie ghahremani /

    As of May 7th, I have 5 paintings in an art show at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE! My first show in Australia!
    Thanks to iam8bit for curating and including my artwork in this exciting show!

    iam8bit brisbane artwork by susie ghahremani /

    And below is a work in progress for a show I’ll be in, coming up in the fall at Light Grey Art Lab, “Cosmos”

    work in progress by susie ghahremani for light grey art lab

    My original paintings are currently available at Nahcotta, and there are miniature paintings in my shop as well! Or, you can always reach out to me and ask me create something just for you, like the three pieces below, commissioned by my dear friends John and Lanae!

    susie ghahremani miniature paintings. ©

    If you’re an art collector, now’s a good time to follow me on Instagram, too — I have some announcements coming there soon!

    Publishers Weekly, my favorites, and Brisbane!

    April 16th, 2015

    Thrilled about this announcement in Publishers Weekly: My next book with author Jennifer Ward in the “What Will Hatch?” series – “What Will Grow?” – is signed and slated to be released in 2017! Yes, that’s how long it takes to make a picture book!
    Susie Ghahremani in Publishers Weekly

    Meanwhile, spring has sprung in the new boygirlparty shop with a new set of useful and unique illustrated goods:
    spring is here at the boygirlparty shop #spring2015

    Look for new magnets, baby clothing, cards and stationery, notepads and little gifts, and more! And, I’ve curated a collection of my favorite finds — just because. Click to go!

    these are a few of my favorite things from

    Upcoming art shows:
    May 5th: IRL Digital Festival art show curated by iam8bit at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
    May: Love Lost and Found at art stream studios, Dover, NH
    June 11th: 10 yr anniversary show for iam8bit! (Happy 10 years!) Los Angeles, CA
    Sept 11: Cosmos, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN — Expect to hear lots more about this as we get closer!

    Here in San Diego…
    Last weekend, I was a guest artist at the Monster Drawing Rally at a museum in Balboa Park curated by Low Gallery. Next weekend (4/25), I’ll be leading a sketchbook-making workshop and sketch crawl to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Email me if you’re in the San Diego area and you’d like information on how to participate!

    Here’s a preview of one of my paintings heading to Brisbane…

    Susie Ghahremani painting Tetris bird -

    Announcing the new Boygirlparty shop!

    March 20th, 2015

    Boygirlparty http://shop.boygirlparty.comAfter many years of success on Etsy as Boygirlparty, I’m pleased to announce the re-launch of my independent webshop: The Boygirlparty® online shop features contemporary illustrated gifts including journals, cards, jewelry, and clothing. Each product is illustrated, designed, and shipped by me.

    Since creating Boygirlparty® in 2001, I have been a pioneer in the online art industry and was among the first accounts on Etsy in 2005. However, in light of Etsy’s IPO news and public shift away from artisan crafting and handmade objects, I’ve decided to ramp up Boygirlparty®’s independent online presence to reduce reliance on what appears to be a changing marketplace.

    As a fine artist, I depend on my online sales to support my ongoing innovation and creativity. At a time when independent artisans are becoming less visible on Etsy’s marketplace, I hope my new website allows shoppers to conveniently support a true small business selling products designed in-house as opposed to the generic, factory-made wares that are increasingly visible on Etsy.

    Welcome to the new Boygirlparty Shop,

    Despite my success on Etsy, I have always maintained the need for diversified exposure. I’ve collaborated with other independents, including Poketo, BuyOlympia, Bungalow360, and Chronicle Books, to create new product categories and reach.

    Artists are forced to be creative about distribution. My collaborations allow my work to reach an audience I could not reach independently: major retailers like Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Mod Cloth. However, the support I receive directly from individuals, boutiques, art galleries, and museums is invaluable in terms of both support and fan base.

    The Boygirlparty® Shop is where you can find my original artwork, which illustrates music, animals and nature as dominant themes, illustrated in mid-century themed color palettes. I will remain on Etsy, however, my priority is now the new Boygirlparty shop, where shoppers can find exclusive offers and first looks at new products and collaborations.

    As alumna of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I recently returned to teach. Discussions about the changing world of art commerce with young students are necessary. As independent artists, if we are not guardians of our own careers, no one else will be.

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    To learn more about Susie’s illustration work and to visit the new Boygirlparty® Shop, please visit

    The Boygirlparty Shop

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