the latest from susie’s studio – boygirlparty news

The latest from Susie's studio

August 14, 2018 art show, book signing, other events, shop

Boygirlparty x Buyolympia, Festival of Books, and more!

I’m very excited to announce that today is the launch of a new collection of TEN enamel pins made in collaboration with my friends at BuyOlympia! See them all in the shop, and keep reading for more!

Boygirlparty x Buyolympia pins

In this collection, you’ll find a miniature koala, miniature elephant, moose, beaver, basset hound, baby chick, kangaroo, typewriter, whale, and badminton birdie!

Retailers interested in ordering these or other pins from my shop, please contact me!

But wait… there’s more!

If you’re in the San Diego area, NEXT WEEK, you can learn from me about the process of making of picture books *and* pick up an advance copy of Balance the Birds at the San Diego Festival of Books on August 25th!!

I’ll be in conversation with Andrea Zuill, Rafael Lopez, and Joy Chu at 12:25, followed immediately by a limited edition signing at the UCSD Bookstore’s booth at the Festival. Advance tickets required for the talk (but not the book signing!).

Balance the Birds officially releases on October 2nd — so this is an exciting early launch event! Come on down!

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I have two paintings up at Giant Robot and GR2 Gallery — which you can also see online —  now through August 15th:

Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty painting @ Giant Robot

It’s been a busy, busy summer working on two new picture books, moving my studio, designing two new collections, attending the SCBWI conference, working on art shows, and more… but there’s going to be lots of BIRDS news soon, so stay tuned! Now’s a good time to sign up for the Boygirlparty mailing list. 

Thanks for reading!

May 30, 2018 art show, illustration, shop

Paintings, Peonies, Board Books, Otters, and more good stuff

Some great news to share:

First, I am in an art show opening this Friday, June 1st, running through July 1st, 2018 at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. The show is called Audio/Visual, and for it, I was asked to create artwork inspired by a favorite record. I chose the wonderful Year of Meteors by Laura Veirs, which you can see online here. For more about the show opening and the great work by other artists, head here.

Susie Ghahremani "Year of Meteors (inspired by Laura Veirs)" at Nahcotta

Speaking of small things with rounded corners… Stack the Cats is now a board book! Find it in the shop here.

Stack the Cats Board Book by Susie Ghahremani

You can find a couple other new things in the shop as well, such as this new Peony Pin! Made in collaboration with my favorite San Diego flower shop, Native Poppy.

Peony Enamel Pin by boygirlparty /

Father’s Day is coming up, AND today is World Otter Day, so make sure you also check out this Father’s Day Card. Or just view a bunch of other Otter gifts in my shop.

Lastly, I recently traded sketches with other illustrators for this fun swap run by my friend and former Art Director Alyssa Nassner called Ten Paces and Draw. My painting of the baby mop — a “Useless Invention” (but actually kind of a brilliant one) is inspired by my delightful new niece Goldie Jo. Swipe here to see the sketch by Eva Galesloot that inspired my final — or see the sketch I made for Brooke Smart to draw from here.

Susie Ghahremani for Ten Paces and Draw