the latest from susie’s studio – boygirlparty news

The latest from Susie's studio

September 27, 2018 book signing

BALANCE THE BIRDS is almost here!


Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani

If you’re one of the first people to get a copy of Balance the Birds, please consider writing a review for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads — positive word of mouth helps independent artists like me tremendously!

If you’re in the San Diego area, I have lots of book signing events coming up! Please check the calendar.

Did you know this book’s aesthetic was inspired by my finch? Here he is: he looks like a marshmallow peep and is delightful. I’ve had him for 13 years! True story: I have four finches, and they are almost always “balanced” in their habitat — two on one perch, and two on the other. Hence my book idea!


New in the shop: pins, pins and more pins! A unicorn! A red panda! A budgie! A typewriter! A humpback whale! A tiny elephant! A bear that is also a ladybug! A badminton birdie! A toucan! A flamingo! Seriously, the list goes on. You better just check it out.

New Boygirlparty Enamel Pins!

In addition to finding my artwork for sale in my shop and on Etsy, I’m opening a Patreon page — a place where people can support my work as an artist on a pledge based basis in exchange for behind the scenes insight on my work and creative life!

Susie Ghahremani ceramics (

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!