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new year

boat illustration by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

i'm hoping 2015 will be kinder.

i'm rounding out 2014 with gratitude that my loved ones came out of the hospital. my mom beat cancer. my husband is on his feet again.

in my heart, i'm hurt. these past few weeks, i received several catalogs from my collaborators that just didn't have my artwork in them anymore. like they couldn't be bothered to tell me that i'm being phased out. i feel old. i feel tired. i feel unappreciated. and constantly ripped off. and underpaid. and mostly just unappreciated.

i feel wobbly.

a week at sea and i haven't gotten my land legs back yet.

i hope 2015 will be kinder. i hope that i'll have more people in my life who value me and fewer that take advantage of me. i hope that i'll have mutually supportive collaborations. i hope that i'll have stability. i hope no one will steal my artwork next year. i hope for health and clarity and more love and wellness within my family. i hope i stop volunteering my time and love and effort toward things that make me feel ragged and abused.

i hope for peace within and without.


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Jan. 9th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
If it's worth anything, I buy something from your shop every couple of years (and have for what has to be almost 10 years), and I still have / use all of it. I love your art, and I look forward to continuing to support you and see how you develop.
- a longtime fan
jennifer wright
Feb. 6th, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
I really think the internet and the way it is being used has totally changed life in so, so many ways. I wonder if you would be having these challenges if that weren't the case, and I truly think not. So many people who are not artists and are not motivated enough to really create are able to copy and steal from other artists now. Its all just out there.

I do hope that the new year brings you new avenues for your work and energy! I wish I had answers to all these problems, and I think they are something we all have to deal with, being alive in this time.

Best wishes Susie!
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Hey, I'm Susie. I'm a painter, illustrator, crafter, musician, keeper of various pets and proprietor of the website boygirlparty.com

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