the latest from susie’s studio – boygirlparty news

The latest from Susie's studio

Wild Thing artwork and Little Muir’s Song!

Little Muir’s Song is officially out! This picture board book pairs the brilliant words of John Muir with my illustrations! Pick up a signed copy from my shop, or from your favorite bookseller! If you’re in the San Diego area, join me at my book launch this Saturday 10am at ROVE for a discussion of the artwork I made for this book, personalized copies, a raffle to benefit Yosemite Conservancy, s’mores and coloring sheets, and more!

If you pre-ordered Little Muir’s Song, please consider leaving a 5-star review on Amazon or Goodreads — that’s one of the greatest ways to support a new book!

Little Muir's Song by John Muir, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani, published by Yosemite Conservancy

“Little Muir’s Song illustrates the connection between nature and people, while building respect and love. The illustrations are simple and match perfectly to the text. Little Muir wanders through forests and mountains with a contagious joy.” –Bookworm For Kids

I was also honored to be profiled by Voice of San Diego’s Julia Dixon Evans in this week’s Culture Report. Read all about it here: https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/arts/culture-report-susie-ghahremani-is-wild-at-heart/

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I will also be appearing here in San Diego at the San Diego Festival of Books next Saturday, August 24th. At 10:30 am, I’ll be in discussion with my friends and peers Salina Yoon, Andrea Zimmerman and Jennifer L Holm on a panel titled “Inspiring Imaginations: Very Young Picture Books” (Tickets are required) followed by a book signing at Mysterious Galaxy’s tent! RSVP.

Wild Thing

Meanwhile, international art show WILD THING in Sydney, Australia at the Royal Botanic Garden is up for just a couple more days! The opening reception was wonderful, and I was honored to attend my first exhibit on the continent. If you’re in the area, please visit WILD THING from 10am-4pm any day until August 18th. You can take a peek at all the available artwork by all the artists in the show on the Flickr page of the Foundation and Friends here.

Below is a preview of my artwork from the show (some has already sold — pricing and availability is listed on the Flickr link) if you are interested in purchasing any of my pieces, please contact the Foundation and Friends at Foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Please note prices are listed in Australian Dollars, not USD, and shipping to the US has been estimated to cost $80 AUD (about $55 USD)

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Other appearances:

If you stop in to Yosemite National Park, you’ll also be able to find this limited and exclusive baby outfit featuring a licensed quote by John Muir from the book! (or get it online from Yosemite Conservancy)

I’ll be swinging into Yosemite myself in a few weeks to sign copies of Little Muir’s Song, so expect those to be available soon, too!

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You can also find my art up in Portland at BuyOlympia Forever (sold, but still on view) and at Robot Remix in Pasadena (sold, but still on view)

And that about wraps it up!

Signing copies of Little Muir's Song

Little Muir’s Song, the San Diego Book Crawl, and more!

A lot has happened since I last updated the blog! I was interviewed by Buzzfeed and NPR’s Here & Now. I signed contracts to work on new picture books, announced in Publishers Weekly! I became the official ambassador of the San Diego Book Crawl (more below). And now — my latest news:

LITTLE MUIR’S SONG is now available at Yosemite National Park, just in time for Earth Day!

Written by THE John Muir, illustrated by me — it was an absolute dream to bring this manuscript and character to life for this board book published by Yosemite Conservancy. Every sale benefits Yosemite National Park!

If you can’t make it to Yosemite this summer to get your copy (and the other merchandise I’ve made for Yosemite!), this book will officially launch to bookstores everywhere on August 13th, its formal release date. Pre-order at your favorite indie bookstore or site.

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However, if you’re here in San Diego, I’ve got great news for you.

The San Diego Book Crawl is an event happening this weekend — April 27, 28 and 29th — across nine independent bookstores in San Diego that have banded together to offer giveaways, prizes, and great events all weekend. And I’m the official illustrator / ambassador this year! 

Book crawl map by susie ghahremani

This weekend, I’ll be illustrator-in-residence at FOUR of those bookstores — and at one of them, the non-profit Library Shop which benefits San Diego’s public library system — there will be an extremely exclusive, extremely limited release of Little Muir’s Song available! Pick yours up and follow me to one of my events:

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I’ll be illustrator-in-residence, drawing and painting at: 

  • UC San Diego Bookstore on Saturday 4/27 from 10-2pm — with an array of boygirlparty merchandise!
  • Library Shop on Saturday 4/27 from 4-6pm — with an extremely limited, exclusive release of LITTLE MUIR’S SONG by John Muir
  • The Book Catapult on Sunday 4/28 from 11-1pm — with an array of boygirlparty merchandise!
  • Warwick’s on Sunday 4/28 from 2-4pm, my Warwick’s debut!

But, there’s more going on with the San Diego Book Crawl / Independent Bookstore Day festivities: 

If you visit (and shop) at 5 participating stores, you’ll win a tote I designed!

And if you visit (and shop) at 7 participating stores, you’ll win this pin!

And if you visit (and shop) at more than that, there is a drawing for some pretty huge prizes!

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Should be a great time!

Meanwhile, if you’re in the Los Angeles area anytime this summer, I’ll be in a robot-themed group show titled “ROBOT REMIX: ART SHOW” opening May 4th at sp[a]ce gallery Pasadena, curated by Mark Todd:

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During ROBOT REMIX, there will also be an exclusive, limited edition pin made just for the show! Details: https://space.ayzenberg.com

sp[a]ce is located at 39 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103

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L A S T L Y:

The shop is freshly updated with all kinds of new pins and keychains! Find them at: https://shop.boygirlparty.com/collections/_new/

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A portion of sales from this Pangolin pin benefit pangolin conservation:

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If you’d like to see more about what’s happening in my studio, please consider backing me on Patreon where I regularly share my ceramic work, paintings in progress, and more! Thanks so much!

Ceramics by susie ghahremani at Clay Associates San Diego