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The latest from Susie's studio

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

April 12, 2018 art show, book signing

Fighting for my art, a new board book, and more!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve might have seen posts about my legal battle for my art and others’ over the past year. The corporations that profited off copying my artwork and others’ (Francesca’s, Express, OK Originals, and Orion Fashions) tried to get our case dismissed with an outrageously terrible, objectively hilarious argument…but, GOOD NEWS: the judge sided with the artists!

Now a legal precedent has been set that will help all future artists fight for their work! Check out this post for more (and more to come as our case continues.)

— Now for some book news! —

I’ll be signing copies of my books and doing an art demo at Independent Bookstore Day at the UCSD Bookstore in La Jolla. April 28th from 12-1pm. And I’ll be giving away stickers, so come on by if you’re in the area and support San Diego indie bookstores!

Susie Ghahremani, author and illustrator of picture books

Then, in just two weeks, Stack the Cats will be out as a board book! Pre-ordering helps authors so much!!! So, if you know a little one who likes to eat books, please pre-order an indestructible copy or check out my next book, Balance the Birds! (coming 10/2)

I’m honored to have my picture book What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward appear on several official reading lists: the Texas Library Association, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of Wisconsin, and the 2018 Kansas NEA Reading Circle!

It takes years for me to make and illustrate a book, and it’s incredibly rewarding when those efforts are received well. Thank you for sharing my books with your reading circles!


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Lastly, I have a small, original painting at Giant Robot  now for Year of the Dog. Show ending this week!

susie ghahremani "Year of the dog" 2018 artwork at giant robot

Is that it? I think that’s it. Thanks for reading, and for supporting my work and my fight for my art.