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Flip Book!

November 19th, 2014

Susie Ghahremani / for Grumpy Bert FlipBookIt Art show in Brooklyn

This Saturday, November 22nd, I’m in the Brooklyn Flipbookit art show, where my above animation comes to life in a non-digital way, via a crank-activated flip book! Opening this Saturday, Nov 22nd. 7-10pm at grumpy bert, 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

I also have affordably priced works for sale currently in Good Mail Day, an art show of 4×6″ original works.

Upcoming shows:

  • December 6th, the annual Post It Show at Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • December 13th, Handmade Holiday at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA. 9:30-4pm
  • Jan 10th, 40×400 – a show of 8×10″ works priced at $400 at Flower Pepper in Pasadena, CA, curated by Esther Watson and Mark Todd
  • Feb 6th: The Enormous Tiny Art Show! at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH
  • I’ve been super busy around here with Holiday orders! For Christmas delivery, be sure to get yours in before Dec 15th (Dec 1st if you’re outside the US!) You can also find me on Etsy at

    Thank you for sharing, bookmarking, purchasing and visiting my art!

    Winter is coming

    October 19th, 2014

    I have art shows and events coming up around the US I want to tell you about. Before I jump into those, here’s the latest from my Boygirlparty shop – because I’m already sending holiday orders left and right to people much more organized than I am when it comes to their holiday shopping lists! (on Etsy, too!)

    Christmas Gift Ideas from
    Pictured here, clockwise: Green Campfire Owl t-shirts; Daily to do list notepads – new botanical design!; Glass Marine Life Magnets; Perpetual weekly planner notepads (back in stock!)

    Last night, my tiny, hand painted raccoon figurine for AIGA’s “art links us” show raised money here in San Diego for teen art/design programs. More photos on my Instagram.

    Raccoon Toy Figure by Susie Ghahremani /

    Sunday, November 2nd: I’ll be signing copies of the newly released anthology: Hello Kitty, Hello 40 at 1pm and 4pm at Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles! I fully expect this event to be completely bananas. tickets + buy the new book!

    Saturday, November 7th: My artwork will show in Good Mail Day, an exhibit of affordable, one-of-a-kind, postcard-sized artworks by over 60 artists, curated by my good friend Lisa Solomon, at artstream in Dover, NH

    November 22nd: My artwork comes to life in an animated flip book I’ve created for grumpybert‘s FlipBooKit themed show! 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

    December 13th: Shop with me in person here in San Diego at Handmade Holiday at the San Diego Central Library, a craft market and festival benefit for our local library! (Psst, I’m also one of the show organizers!)

    Boygirlparty will be at Handmade Holiday at the San Diego Central Library:

    And, in the not-too-distant future of 2015:
    January 10th: Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA hosts 40×400 – a show of 8×10″ paintings curated by my friend Mark Todd.
    February 6th: The Enormous Tiny Art Show (#17!!) at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH!

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    If in the San Diego area, be sure to swing by The Original Art at the William D. Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad, CA to see original children’s book illustrations from award winning artists internationally. I’m thrilled to have six pieces in the show, which closes on November 23rd.

    My illustrations are on the cover of UCSD’s Fall Extension Course Catalog, and throughout their Children’s Illustration Brochure; upcoming work in Vegetarian Times and Souris Hong-Porretta’s Outside The Lines coloring book series, a new collection of Madison Park Greeting cards, and a new collection of iPop magnets in the works, and more!

    Keep an eye out for my secret note to you in the latest Uppercase Magazine on the theme of calligraphy (love that publication)!

    Thank you for keeping in touch with me and my artwork, for coming to art shows or craft shows or my classes, for supporting my work through purchases online or at art shows, illustration assignments, or holiday gifts! For generally being awesome! And you are.

    Babywear Collection!

    September 3rd, 2014

    I’ve designed a baby wear collection now for sale in the boygirlparty shop or available at BuyOlympia! Silkscreened onto organic cotton onesies, there’s a glow-in-the-dark owl on galaxy blue, a book loving bear on natural cotton, and a pile o’ cats on pomegranate red!

    Organic Babywear by Susie Ghahremani boygirlparty
    Owl Baby Onesie by boygirlparty
    Book Lover Baby Onesie by boygirlparty

    See and pick up the collection online at this link on BuyOlympia or directly from me and the boygirlparty shop!

    Cat Pile!!!! Baby Onesie by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty @boygirlparty

    Also, if you’re in the San Diego area, I’ll be in an art show at the William D. Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad, CA celebrating the art of children’s books. The Original Art features winners from the traveling art show of Society of Illustrators award winners coupled with juried work by local children’s book artists. The reception is September 6th from 5-7pm and the show runs Sept 7th through November 23rd, 2014. More Information at this link.

    I am honored to have 6 paintings in the show, and a smattering of paper goods and gifts I’ve created as well! Hope to see you there then.

    Lastly, and also locally, I’ll be discussing developing your illustration techniques at this Info Session at UCSD Extension in preparation of the course I’ll be teaching beginning at the end of the month. See you then!

    August Illustrations

    August 20th, 2014

    Here’s the painting on my desk, but folks in New England can find this illustration in the August edition of Rhode Island Monthly!

    I haven’t seen it yet myself, so if you get a chance, please snap a photo of it for me in print! (This photo is by Suzanne Strong Film on a recent studio visit)

    Susie Ghahremani illustration for Rhode Island Monthyl

    Meanwhile, I also have an illustration in this month’s BUST magazine with Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia on the cover:

    Susie Ghahremani illustration for BUST Magazine

    and, this week I’ll have *15* illustrations in Portland Mercury for their annual Pets issue! And happy birthday to my art director and friend over there, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison, one of the hardest working + most inspired artists I know out there.
    Here’s a preview of what’s to come — pick up an issue if you see it:

    Penny the Ferret by susie Ghahremani for Portland Mercury

    New Miniature Paintings available

    August 8th, 2014

    I hope this isn’t too advertise-y or something, but the shop has always been an important part of my artwork and art-making process — not just because I love, love, love designing products and creating new work, but also because purchases from my shop directly support my ability to be an illustrator professionally.

    So thank you for taking the time to check it out!

    I just added a fresh crop of miniature paintings to the site! Hand painted in gouache on wood, ready to hang alone or in colorful clusters. See ‘em all at

    Prairie dog artwork by susie ghahremani /

    Miniature Paintings by Susie Ghahremani
    Artwork © Susie Ghahremani /

    Also new in the shop!
    Button packs!
    cat buttons by susie ghahremani /
    Reading Buttons Badge Bomb

    Silver Llama necklace!
    llama necklace by susie ghahremani /

    and much more.

    Thank you for reading and for taking an interest in me and my work!

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