San Diego Design Week kicks off this week with free, LIVE, virtual events anyone can attend, and I’ve got a few of them:
- This Friday, 10am PST, join me for a virtual Q&A, hangout, and book signing as I join the San Diego Public Library in conversation. Any book sales conducted during this time will benefit the library! Ever had a burning question about my art or process? Come bring it!
- This Sunday at noon PST, I’ll be a guest artist for the Mingei Museum’s Family Sundays program — geared toward kids and families, we’ll be making a bat hanging mobile, and then I’ll teach kids how to draw a bat inspired by She Wanted to be Haunted!
And, art shows continue to go virtual! I just shipped out 8 paintings to Nahcotta’s Enormous Tiny Art show, which can be seen at https://nahcotta.com/collections/susie-ghahremani
Next art shows: the Plant Show at Giant Robot, and “Final Girls” at Spoke Art.
I was recently featured in this wonderful article by KPBS titled “Local Illustrator Brings The Sweet and The Macabre to A New Children’s Book”.
And there’s been some other positive press recently about my new books, too! Red Tricycle calls She Wanted To Be Haunted a “Best Kids Book of the Summer”, and Kirkus says its “spunky, appealing personality” and “cheerful, lively illustrations” are “not necessarily just for Halloween; readers can appreciate it anytime.” — Meanwhile, Little Muir’s Night received praise from the Sierra News saying “This joyful book is the perfect bedtime read-aloud for the littlest nature lovers.”
If you have always wanted to collaborate, please visit my new commissions request form. Here are examples of some of my latest commissions:
I regularly share the commissions I work on via my Patreon, if you’re interested in more behind-the-scenes looks at my work and process.
And, for a little more behind the scenes, check out this replay of a live Q&A I had with the students of the Castelar School in Los Angeles, organized by my good friends Martin Wong, Eloise Wong, and Wendy Janet Lau:
And again, a reminder that I’ll be doing another Q&A Live and free to attend THIS FRIDAY with the public library. Details & RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/bgpparty — plus there will be an opportunity to get a sold out, limited edition pin, which I made for independent bookstore day (recently, and bizarrely, mentioned in FORBES MAGAZINE:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT ARTISTS DURING A PANDEMIC!
Many of my events and plans have changed these past few months, but I’m still here making artwork. Here are some other ways to support:
- You can pledge as little as $1/month through Patreon in support of my art and receive exclusive and first preview content!
- You can apply to commission an original painting or illustration!
- You can pick up personalized, signed books from my shop or as they all become available!
- Leave a 5-star review for my books on Amazon or Goodreads — that’s a great way to support any independent artist, especially in this era.
- Follow along on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.