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WHAT WILL GROW? book launch 🚀 and art show

February 24th, 2017

What Will Grow? is here!

What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

Join me at the San Diego Central Library’s auditorium today (Friday, February 24th) for an artist talk and book signing / book launch celebration preceding the Teen Local Author honorees. 5pm, 330 Park Blvd.

“WHAT WILL GROW? : An Art Show” opens in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 18th – a solo art show at Giant Robot featuring the original paintings from the show (and more!) Pick up a signed copy of the book and an exclusive pin available only at the Giant Robot show!
6pm, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles.

New baby clothing available in the shop! Made in collaboration with BuyOlympia, the new designs are 100% organic, super-soft, and available in tiny tiny newborn size 0-3 Months!

Speaking of BuyOlympia… you can also pick up a rare, oversized print of my painting in the Magnetic Fields inspired art show “69 Valentines” up at Land Gallery in Portland through March 19th.

69 Valentines art show tribute to the Magnetic Fields by Susie Ghahremani

and pre-order Stack the Cats which just received its first review: A STARRED REVIEW IN KIRKUS ending “this is a book that can expand children’s thought processes.”

Coming May 2nd, this is my first book as author and illustrator both. I’ll have a number of events planned this summer including a book launch in San Diego, a couple library visits, and a pop-up shop at CAT CON LOS ANGELES this summer (!!!)

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani now available for pre-order

Thank you so much for your early support of my books, for leaving a positive review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever you read reviews most. Thank you for coming to see me at my artist talk, book launches, or art shows! It means the world to me!

Hot off the press & local shows

December 8th, 2016

Cat Book Coffee Enamel Pin by Boygirlparty -- http://shop.boygirlparty.com

As the holiday season winds to a close, there are a few late additions to the boygirlparty shop you should check out!

Like this:
Organic Baby Clothing at the Boygirlparty Shop http://shop.boygirlparty.com

and these:
Burro + Zebra enamel pins by Boygirlparty

Order by December 10th in the US to receive your order in time for the holidays.

If you’re in San Diego, you can catch me and my shop in person at:

  • Makers Arcade — this Saturday, December 10th. Broadway Pier – 1000 N Harbor Dr. A super fun, curated shop featuring 60+ artists, live music, cocktails and food, and sweeping views of San Diego. $5. 11am-5pm
  • Craft & Draft at the Blind Lady Ale House — this Sunday, December 11th. Shop local…in my neighborhood! This event is super fun and intimate — 10 neighborhood artists come together for BLAH’s annual charity raffle. Handmade stuff, local artwork, pizza, beer, and good people. Free. 11:30 – 4pm

    Makers Arcade Holiday Fair 2016 - with Boygirlparty

    And if you’re in Los Angeles, you have until Saturday to see the annual Post It Show at Giant Robot! It’s up for less than a week. You can buy post it show artwork online but it’s a little bit of a gamble! Here are mine for this year’s show:

    Post It Show 2016 at Giant Robot - Artwork by Susie Ghahremani

    Lastly, What Will Grow? — releasing February 2017 — has been getting some rave reviews including a starred review in the School Library Journal! Pre-order your copy through a local bookseller or here. Get Stack the Cats, too!

    What will Grow? Dandelions! - artwork by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty

  • First look at STACK THE CATS! & autumn check-in!

    November 1st, 2016

    Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani

    Are you ready? My debut picture book as author-illustrator – Stack the Cats – is now available for pre-order on Amazon from Abrams Books! I’ll have it available in my shop after its release date of May 2017, and there will be incentives to order directly from me (like autographed books with a one-of-a-kind cat drawing!) and a couple book launch events, so please stay tuned!

    What Will Grow? — my next picture book with amazing nature writer Jennifer Ward — is a completely different kind of book, and also available for pre-order (and comes out a little sooner, February 2017.)

    It’s been awhile since I updated the blog — I’m so sorry. I’ve just been SO busy! Speaking of picture books, I was honored and astounded to be selected as a winner of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Portfolio Mentorship Award for 2016! Working closely with the mentors at the SCBWI conference in Los Angeles was one of the highlights of my year and an amazing learning opportunity. For those looking to get into the world of children’s books, you must join SCBWI — it’s an incredible organization I’m so proud to be part of!

    Those following me on social media know I’ve been standing up for my art while curating art shows while illustrating magazines while appearing on the news while designing new products and shipping orders while painting new paintings while traveling, doing craft shows, attending conferences, writing books,… if I haven’t updated here in awhile, it’s just because I’m only one person!

    Snail Mail enamel pins (and other pins) are new in the shop!
    Snail Mail Enamel Pin by Susie Ghahremani (http://shop.boygirlparty.com)

    Artwork from my art show Flora at Land is almost completely sold out (one small piece remaining).
    Susie Ghahremani artwork for Flora at Land FloraAtLand

    Upcoming events:
    December 3rd: The annual POST IT SHOW curated by Mark Todd and Esther Watson at Giant Robot, Los Angeles! $25 per drawing, fun make & take art show!
    December 10th: Makers Arcade at Broadway Pier, San Diego — Craft show featuring tons of local artists (including me!)
    December 11th: Craft and Draft at the Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego — Craft show with craft beer in my neighborhood!
    February 2017: What Will Grow? is released!
    March 2017: Solo show coming to Giant Robot Los Angeles!
    May 2017: Stack the Cats! is released!

    See? Busy!

    I’ll have more holiday info to post soon, but thought I’d post that first preview of Stack the Cats — I’m SO excited about it and hope you are, too!

    Illustrating, authoring, painting, curating, and planning for more of all of it.

    July 14th, 2016

    What Will Grow by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

    This week has been absolutely bananas. I received proofs of both of my picture books, What Will Grow? (publishing Feb 2017) and Stack the Cats!, my first picture book as author AND illustrator (publishing May 2017). To see years of my work bound and in my hands has been a transcendent experience. It’s crazy how small steps every day can add up like this. Save the dates – these books are out next year, not this one!

    My artwork from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland 6 year anniversary show is online or in person in Los Angeles (always the better way to see it, if you can) until August 28th:

    Leanna Lin's Wonderland Susie Ghahremani Art

    And I’ll have paintings in FLORA at Land in Portland, OR next month, opening August 26th, at this show I’m proud to say I curated myself. (RSVP on Facebook here) — It features an all-female, all-analog lineup, something I’m not sure I’ve ever seen before in combination in an exhibition. And it’s at one of the best galleries ever!

    Flora at Land art show curated by Susie Ghahremani

    I’ve already begun work on my next picture book, several exciting illustrations, other art shows (including two solo shows slated for 2017), and enjoying making and mailing this series of pins, so all in all, I’m happy, busy, and ready for more.

    Nessie Pin Loch Ness Pin by boygirlparty // http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Find me on Instagram for daily-ish updates.

    Sloths, Postcards, and Shows

    April 27th, 2016

    Between working on my first picture book as author and illustrator (“Stack the Cats” to be published by Abrams in 2017!), I’ve been busy making and adding new goods to the Boygirlparty Shop for spring. Find new work such as the sloth pin, the blue chicken pin, organic “Ready for my close up” onesies, and mailable magnetic postcards.

    All at http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Sloth Enamel Pin from http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Meanwhile, SAVE THE DATE:

    “Through the Woods” – a small group art show at Giant Robot opening May 7th.
    2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles. I’ll have about 30 new paintings in the show. Reception 6:30pm-10pm. Show up until May 25th.

    Through the Woods - Susie Ghahremani at Giant Robot, May 7, 2016

    Facebook event link.

    Susie Ghahremani on Instagram

    And, coming to San Diego on May 21st:

    Makers Arcade Spring Fair! The iconic San Diego craft event with food, music, cocktails and 90+ local artisans. I’ll be there with paper goods, organic baby clothing, pins and more!
    10am – 5pm at 1000 North Harbor Dr.

    Boygirlparty at Makers Arcade, San Diego

    Snapchat Cat Onesie from http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Cat in a Box Pin by Boygirlparty (http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Chicken Magnets from http://shop.boygirlparty.com

    Chicken Pin by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

    Mailable Postcard Magnet by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

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