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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 http://shop.boygirlparty.com

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: http://store.iam8bit.com/search?q=ghahremani

    iam8bit Susie Ghahremani artwork

  • My affordably-priced mixed media paintings for artstream are available online at this link: http://artstreamstudios.net/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=953_983

    artstream Susie Ghahremani paintings

  • and, my miniature artwork for nahcotta is available at this link: http://enormoustinyart.com/Artists/g-i/Ghahremani,-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: http://artcenter.org/event/writing-with-pictures/2015-08-13/

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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 / boygirlparty.com

    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 / boygirlparty.com

    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 / boygirlparty.com

    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 / boygirlparty.com

    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. © boygirlparty.com

    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 shop.boygirlparty.com

    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 shop.boygirlparty.com

    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 - http://boygirlparty.com

    Flip Book!

    November 19th, 2014

    Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com 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 http://boygirlparty.etsy.com

    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 http://shop.boygirlparty.com
    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 / boygirlparty.com

    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 http://flipbookit.com 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: http://sdfocl.org/handmadeholiday

    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.

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