Welcome to the Melasdesign world of Eclectic Art from Susan Hicks. What’s Eclectic? It’s varied art by an artist who doesn’t like to get stuck in a rut and explores a wide variety of subjects and styles, with art and gifts offered in many forms. Read on. Scroll and peruse. This world is colorful and good.
As part of Melasdesign’s eclectic art for sale online offerings, Society6 is Susan’s most upscale and “artsy” shop for best quality Art Prints, Home Decor for living room (including Throw Blankets and Floor Pillows), bedroom (from Comforters to Curtains), and Bath. Tapestries are an ever popular hit with my work. Did I mention Rugs? I love the rugs. Also find Bags (like Duffles and Backpacks), and the usual offerings
like Mugs, Tech (iPhone, iPad / Laptop Skins, and iPhone covers), All-over Print Shirts, Stationery (Note Cards and Notebooks), and Stickers – so much variety for eclectic art offerings. New products are usually in the offing – so there’s often new art for sale online. In June 2018 posters, wood wall art, wall hangings, wallpaper, murals, serving trays, cutting boards, and coasters were added. AND new in 2018: FURNITURE!!! which is so fun with my tendency for ornate patterns).
RedBubble is based out of the US and Australia, with an ever expanding product line. It’s a great outlet for original art online from Melasdesign. RB has excellent customer service, and offers fashion unique to their site (which I love designing!) – Dresses (A-line dresses are a hit!), Women’s and Men’s Tops, Mini-Skirts, Scarves, and Leggings. Beyond that, I love that the Mugs come in three styles; traditional, tall and travel.
and an angled wall (like a big, modern tea cup) for tall mugs. Very spiffy! Get iPhone and Samsung Galaxy covers, and iPhone Wallets, along with iPad and Laptop Sleeves and Skins. Posters, Art Boards, and Acrylic Block Art (4″ or 6″ square goodies) are offered along with traditional prints, Metal Prints (so fun with my colorful eclectic art!) the best Framed Art offerings, and Tapestry. Don’t forget the best selection of Stickers. Shop by Artwork Subject on my Profile Page. Eclectic art for sale online in fashionable form.
CafePress is the oldest print-on-demand site of Melasdesign. It offers the widest variety of products per single design of the sites listed on this page. My merch offerings span t-shirts, mugs, throw pillows, magnets, buttons, posters, key chains, printed jewelry, stickers, drinking glasses, ornaments, stationery, and more. It’s art for sale online, with a bent towards text graphics and basic themes.
TIP: CafePress is especially broad in its product offerings – a lot of it was thought up for logo and promotional purposes. Not so much artsy as functional, but the designs I have posted there have a good end product. – Still eclectic art for sale online!
Created in February 2017, folks are catching on (at last) in July 2018. Artistic protest against POTUS Donald Trump and his wee tiny bit shady relations with Russia. A lot has been censored. He knew.
A celebration on your legs! HA! Created with the bubbly spirit of June Geminis. Popular fashion on Society6 this year.
Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case - iPhone or Galaxy
I decided to celebrate my vision normalizing after 2.5 months of double blurry ickiness by making my first artwork eye themed. What resulted, even I couldn’t predict. At times it strikes me as mystic. Other times it’s pop art. Then my mind even switches over to a bit proper and traditional. Put them all together and it’s some kind of Yogi, meets Martha Stewart, meets Third Eye gone wild.
An ornate psychedelic pattern made A-line dress, inspired by Sean Taylor music on a rainy Sunday at the Purple Fiddle. Americana with Appalachian roots. On RedBubble from Melasdesign
Typographical artwork featuring the crucially important immortal words of Michelle McNamera as presented by comedian Patton Oswalt in his comedy special. Seen here as a t-shirt by Melasdesign from RedBubble.
Trippy Goodness with Electric Vibes - I designed it, and it shimmered. Some titles are easy! One of my latest forays into complex pattern creation.
Cali rests on her favorite bed in sunlight amongst pastel colors.
THE most popular Melasdesign product on CafePress.
"Make America (written in Cyrillic / Russian) Great Again"
A celebration on your legs! HA!
Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case - iPhone or Galaxy
Celebrating my vision normalizing after 2.5 months of double blurry ickiness.
An ornate psychedelic pattern made A-line dress.
Immortal words of Michelle McNamera as presented by comedian Patton Oswalt.
I’m working steadily on handmade jewelry and will be switching my focus to more handmade in the Fall and Winter months. I’m hoping to create warm and beautiful felted work along with paintings.
Susan Hicks, trade name Melasdesign, is an Alexandria, Virginia (USA) artist. Why "Mela"? Listen. She has a BA degree with a concentration in textile design from James Madison University, originally spurred on by a Best in Show award for student art in high school (for a psychedelic mini-installation). After working in graphic design and pre-press fields in the late 90's, she revisited weaving and explored fledgling Adobe apps and 2D art. Her paintings and digital work were shown regionally in Williamsburg, and Richmond, and online offerings found homes as far away as Brazil. After moving to ALX in '09, she began felting under Renate Maile-Moskowitz and exhibited wet felting work at the Torpedo Factory's Art League Gallery. Later she offered pet portraiture, using a tablet app and stylus to draw with, queuing a massive stylistic change, starting a journey in offering eclectic art for sale online. In 2016, Susan started blogging, and Melasdesign shops were opened in retail sites RedBubble and Society6 featuring eclectic art. Her art for sale online found homes throughout the US to Canada, the UK, Central Europe, Australia, and New Zealand .....Even Finland! Yayyy Finland!
"I am an outsider artist at heart. I do what I have to do, because it oozes from my pores. If my work is chaotic, it's an honest insight into how my brain works. If it is pattern oriented, it is from years as a fiber artisan. All I ever want to do is bring a bit of joy about for viewers of my work. I am not going to follow "the rules" and join the hordes of lifeless artists I see usurping others' styles just to try to sell images. Do I miss the mark sometimes? Yes, but I do it knowing it's a step along the way. I must remain true to myself in a world where originality seems to be discouraged. I invite you to witness my journey." - SPH
Susan is an active fiber artist, making objects, clothing, and accessories through wet felting.Susan also lends her efforts to drawing, mainly representational, and painting, mainly abstract. Through this 2D art, she explores traditional subjects, abstract art, pet portaits (cats, dogs, and one mouse), current events, "dark" art, dreams, and Halloween.She is also building a collection of original jewelry designs using metal clay of fine silver, bronze and copper. All this activity lends to many choices from Melasdesign eclectic art for sale online.