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20 Years of Giant Robot!

April 1st, 2014

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Congratulations on 20 yrs of culture to Giant Robot​! Maybe you know my artwork because of their magazine, galleries, shops or website. I was in my first show at GR almost exactly 10 yrs ago & the experience changed me and my life. 

I just unearthed this interview with Giant Robot from 2004:

GR: Where are you in your art career? Where do you want to go?

SG: I can’t imagine what the lifeline of my art career is going to look like, but I know I’m standing at the very beginning of it…the excitement of being able to make things all day, every day, is overwhelmingly satisfying, and I work hard at it. I want to keep that and never take it for granted!

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Well…10 years later, I still don’t know what the lifeline of my art career is going to look like, and I still find the excitement of being able to make things all day, every day, overwhelmingly satisfying. And I still work hard at it. And I still don’t take it for granted.

Tiger Sketch to Painting by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

Tiger Sketch to Painting by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

Bay Meadows Coloring Book

February 26th, 2014

One of my favorite recent projects was the creation of a coloring book for the kiddo residents of budding community project Bay Meadows! Wilson Meany contacted me for the assignment, and I had absolutely loved distilling the conversations, site visits and attitude of Bay Meadows into these illustrations.

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

map illustration by susie ghahremani

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

Break out your crayons or your colored pencils…

This spread is among my favorites – it illustrates local wildlife and nature to the area! Bay Meadows has some incredible native flowers and trees, and even a duck pond that I was pretty taken by.

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

Bocce ball, ice cream, hopscotch…with cats.

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

Bay Meadows Color Your World coloring book illustrated by susie Ghahremani

Thanks to Creative Directors Maura and Whitney for such a great project! Find out more about San Mateo community Bay Meadows over here!

Color your world Bay Meadows Coloring Book

My Snowy Owls in New England.

February 12th, 2014

I was fortunate to be in New England during the uptick of snowy owl migrations. My nephew and sister-in-law set out to view them in fictional “south county” Rhode Island while I was bound to Providence doing other things. But I saw snowy owls anyway, as they worked their way into my paintings.

Susie Ghahremani - Snowy Owl Migration paintings

My series of snowy owl miniature paintings are on view at Nahcotta, 100 Congress St in Portsmouth, NH through March, or online over here.

miniature snowy owl painting by susie ghahremani

Illustration West

January 25th, 2014

Pardon my quiet over here…I’ve been teaching out in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island School of Design in the legendary illustration department and believe it or not, it’s a 24/7 (and extremely fulfilling) job! RISD is such an inspiring, bountiful environment for art and illustration and I’m so proud to be part of it.

Meanwhile, and speaking of things I’m proud to be part of, I was notified that my work has won two awards with the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for their Illustration West annual awards and show. The images below, illustrations I created for St. Louis Magazine and Chronicle Books respectively, each were honored. A show in Los Angeles honoring the winners will be March 7th in Burbank, CA. Until then, as always, find more of my illustration work at http://illustration.boygirlparty.com.

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Santa’s Workshop

December 8th, 2013

Lately I’ve been telling…well, anyone who will listen…that I feel like a one-person Santa’s workshop over here! Obviously, I single-handedly design and illustrate all the products in my shop, but did you know I also hand package each order myself?

Much like how Santa’s gig is holiday-specific, December is single-handedly the reason I’m able to be a full-time artist — because of people who financially support my work by giving it as a gift to their loved ones. Holiday orders literally fund my artwork and the future of it…so again, thank you for ordering from me in The Boygirlparty shop!

Speaking of which – here are some new additions as of this morning!

I’m super excited about these Weekly Planner Notepads – based off my popular but out of print Clockwork Agenda, these notepads allow you to plan your week ahead on a flat surface, large enough to double as a mousepad but small enough to fit in a purse! Choose between green, blue, or a medley of both (available only in limited edition!)

Clockwork Agenda Notepad Susie Ghahremani

And stocking stuffers galore! Introducing over 20 new styles of illustrated glass necklaces available exclusively in The Boygirlparty shop! Try not to get too overwhelmed by the options! My personal favorites are the arctic wolf, doxie, and pink finch — but peruse them all for yourself over in the jewelry section where tons of new designs have recently debuted– including rings, necklaces and earrings!

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I actually have more to share, but I have orders to pack! Thank you again!

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