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Eclectic Art & Gifts for Sale Online

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 covers diverse subjects and styles (pet portraits, abstract art, colorful patterns, Dream Series illustrations), with art and gifts offered in many forms. Read on about my art for sale online. My world is colorful and good. 

MAINSTREAM SHOPS

As part of Melasdesign’s eclectic art for sale online offeringsSociety6 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. Pet portraits and colorful patterns / trippy art are big hits.

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like Mugs, Tech (iPhone, iPad / Laptop Skins, and iPhone covers), All-over Print Shirts, Stationery (Note Cards and Notebooks), and Stickersso 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).

So much in the works! Prefer to search by subject matter rather than product? Check out my Collections. This shop surpassed my other art merch shops last year as my big seller.

TIPSociety6 offers the best commission for the artist (that’s Susan!) of all Melasdesign art merch shops.

RedBubble is based out of the US and Australia, with an ever expanding product line. It’s a great outlet for artwork for sale 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.

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Sampling of Melasdesign Products on RedBubble

 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. My Pet Portrait Collection and Halloween / Dark Art are always favorites. Eclectic art for sale online in fashionable form.

TIPRedBubble gives you the most bang for your buck. Not as many sales as S6, but you pay less to begin with.

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. See my most popular pet portrait design on CafePress CaliQKitten.

Melasdesign on CafePress - Artist Susan Phillips Hicks
Sampling of Melasdesign Products on CafePress

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!

Customers from all over the US and abroad have found great artwork, fashion, home decor plus (!!!) for sale in Melasdesign shops on Society6, RedBubble, and CafePress.

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Alternative Facts Cyrillic T-shirt RedBubble

Created in February This bi-lingual MAGA design has been HOT since it's creation in Jan. 2017 - Things are getting tricky for the Trump administration as the Mueller Investigation is heating up in December 2018. Protest art for sale online.

June Celebration Leggings on Society6

A celebration on your legs! HA! Created with the bubbly spirit of June Geminis. Popular fashion from 2018 for sale from Melasdesign on Society6.

Third Eye Plus Some iPhone Case

I decided to celebrate my vision normalizing after 2.5 months of double blurry Myasthenia Gravis 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 artwork gone wild.

Rainy Sunday on High Ground A-line Dress

An ornate psychedelic pattern made into a fashion A-line dress for sale online. Inspired by Shawn Taylor music on a rainy Sunday at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV. Americana with Appalachian roots. Get it on RedBubble from Melasdesign.ots. On RedBubble from Melasdesign

It's Chaos Be Kind T-shirt RedBubble

Typographical artwork from Melasdesign featuring the crucially important immortal words of Michelle McNamera as presented by comedian Patton Oswalt in his comedy special. Current events / pop culture art seen on a t-shirt by Melasdesign as fashion for sale on RedBubble.

Shimmer Tapestry on Society6

Trippy Art Goodness with Electric Vibes - I designed it, and it shimmered. Some titles are easy! One of my latest forays into complex pattern creation. Eclectic electric psychedelic Melasdesign art for sale online on Society6.

Cali Q Kitten Pillowcase on CafePress

Cali rests on her favorite bed in sunlight amongst pastel colors.

THE most popular Melasdesign product on CafePress.

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Alternative Facts Cyrillic from Melasdesign on RedBubble

Alternative Facts T-shirt on RedBubble

Created in February This bi-lingual MAGA design has been HOT since it's creation in Jan. 2017 - Things are getting tricky for the Trump administration as the Mueller Investigation is heating up in December 2018. Protest art for sale online.

June Celebration Leggings

June Celebration Leggings

A celebration on your legs! HA! Created with the bubbly spirit of June Geminis. Popular fashion from 2018 for sale from Melasdesign on Society6.

Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case

Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case - iPhone or Galaxy

I decided to celebrate my vision normalizing after 2.5 months of double blurry Myasthenia Gravis 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 artwork gone wild.

Rainy Sunday on High Ground Aline Dress on RedBubble

Rainy Sunday on High Ground A-line Dress

An ornate psychedelic pattern made into a fashion A-line dress for sale online. Inspired by Shawn Taylor music on a rainy Sunday at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV. Americana with Appalachian roots. Get it on RedBubble from Melasdesign.

It's Chaos Be Kind T-shirt from Melasdesign on RedBubble

It's Chaos Be Kind T-shirt

Typographical artwork from Melasdesign featuring the crucially important immortal words of Michelle McNamera as presented by comedian Patton Oswalt in his comedy special. Current events / pop culture art seen on a t-shirt by Melasdesign as fashion for sale on RedBubble.

Shimmer Tapestry by Melasdesign - Popular on Society6

Shimmer Tapestry

Trippy Art Goodness with Electric Vibes - I designed it, and it shimmered. Some titles are easy! One of my latest forays into complex pattern creation. Eclectic electric psychedelic Melasdesign art for sale online on Society6.

Cali Q Kitten Pillowcase can be purchased on CafePress from Melasdesign - a popular item

Cali Q Kitten Pillowcase on CafePress

Cali the calico cat rests in the sun on her favorite bed in this heartfelt cat portrait with artwork from Susan Hicks.

This pillowcase is THE most popular Melasdesign product on CafePress. Pet portrait art for sale online.

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Alternative Facts Cyrillic T-shirt from Melasdesing on RedBubble

Alternative Facts T-shirt on RedBubble

Created in February This bi-lingual MAGA design has been HOT since it's creation in Jan. 2017 - Things are getting tricky for the Trump administration as the Mueller Investigation is heating up in December 2018. Protest art for sale online.

June Celebration Leggings

June Celebration Leggings

A celebration on your legs! HA! Created with the bubbly spirit of June Geminis. Popular fashion from 2018 for sale from Melasdesign on Society6.

Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case

Third Eye Plus Some Phone Case - iPhone or Galaxy

I decided to celebrate my vision normalizing after 2.5 months of double blurry Myasthenia Gravis 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 artwork gone wild.

Rainy Sunday on High Ground Aline Dress on RedBubble

Rainy Sunday on High Ground A-line Dress

An ornate psychedelic pattern made into a fashion A-line dress for sale online. Inspired by Shawn Taylor music on a rainy Sunday at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV. Americana with Appalachian roots. Get it on RedBubble from Melasdesign.

It's Chaos Be Kind T-shirt from Melasdesign on RedBubble

It's Chaos Be Kind T-shirt

Typographical artwork from Melasdesign featuring the crucially important immortal words of Michelle McNamera as presented by comedian Patton Oswalt in his comedy special. Current events / pop culture art seen on a t-shirt by Melasdesign as fashion for sale on RedBubble.

Shimmer Tapestry by Melasdesign - Popular on Society6

Shimmer Tapestry

Trippy Art Goodness with Electric Vibes - I designed it, and it shimmered. Some titles are easy! One of my latest forays into complex pattern creation. Eclectic electric psychedelic Melasdesign art for sale online on Society6.

Cali Q Kitten Pillowcase can be purchased on CafePress from Melasdesign - a popular item

Cali Q Kitten Pillowcase on CafePress

Cali rests on her favorite bed in sunlight amongst pastel colors.

THE most popular Melasdesign product on CafePress.

When You Want Handmade / OOAK

Handcrafts and art from Melasdesign available at Thomasyard
Hand felted Vases at Thomasyard

Melasdesign is proud to offer original OOAK handmade felt vases, artwork, and jewelry at artisan gift shop and florist extraordinaire Thomasyard. Stop by for unique gifts in an artsy small-town setting. 

 

Jewelry at Trader Janes
Current Projects

I’m working steadily on handmade jewelry and will be switching my focus to more handmade creations to sell here, on site in the Fall and Winter months. I’m hoping to create warm and beautiful felted work along with paintings. Stay tuned, and sign up for the Newsletter for latest shop opening announcements for artwork and gifts for sale online.

Sampling of Melasdesign Handmad e Goods

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Background

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!

Melasdesign Artist Susan Phillips Hicks Eclectic Art for Sale Online

My Inspiration

"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." - Artist Susan Hicks

Melasdesign eclectic art for sale online artist Susan Phillips Hicks

Media and Subjects

Susan 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.

Additionally, Susan is a fiber artist and metal clay jeweler. She makes objects, clothing, and accessories through wet felting, and creates gifts and OOAK fine silver, bronze, and copper jewelry items for sale.

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