Welcome to the Melasdesign World of Visionary Art and Original Handmade Jewelry by Alexandria, VA artist / Thomas, WV artist Susan Hicks. This colorful, expressive contemporary art is a product of my vision and imagination. Visit my new artist owned and operated Handmade Shop for affordable original jewelry. Handmade classic, geek, and goth jewelry styles. Shop original paintings and signed art prints, composed of the vision I keep before me – all for sale by artist. Melasdesign full spectrum art ranges from boldly expressive illustration to vibrant abstract art, drawing inspiration from meditation and dreams. It’s visionary. Off-site, shop Melasdesign art prints, home decor, and fashion with abstract, surface designer patterns, and colorist sensibilities. Find pet portraits, photography, and political angst art on Society6 and CafePress too. Read on about the plentiful offerings in visionary art gifts and art decor for sale online. Read the Melasdesign blog on art and Living with Myasthenia Gravis. Mela’s world is colorful and good.
Melasdesign Handmade Shop features original jewelry designed and created by Alexandria, VA artist Susan Hicks (who enjoys the alter identity as a Thomas, WV artist too). Handmade art jewelry in fine silver, copper, and bronze, and polymer clay – often one of a kind, sold artist direct. A home grown source of art gifts.
This section is the a springboard for shopping my colorful art organized by artistic style in the Melasdesign shop on Society6. The illustrations, digital art, and paintings shown below as art prints are also formatted for Wall Art | Apparel & Bags| Home Decor | Bed & Bath | Tabletop | Outdoor & Lifestyle | Tech | Office | Furniture available site-wide on S6. Society6 is an excellent source for art decor from Melasdesign. The graphic above shows a sampling of my shop’s offerings. These Alexandria, VA artist’s designs can be shipped worldwide!
CafePress is Melasdesign’s eldest print-on-demand site. It offers a wider variety of products per single design than the Melasdesign shop on Society6. Product offerings span t-shirts, mugs, throw pillows, magnets, buttons, posters, key chains, printed jewelry, stickers, drinking glasses, ornaments, stationery, throw pillows, messenger bags, and more great products that compliment my colorful art. See my most popular pet portrait design on CafePress CaliQKitten. This shop’s merchandise ships from being designed on this Alexandria, VA artist’s desk to anywhere in the world.
Love a Lab & Black Lab Portrait | Calico Cat (Cali Q Kitten) | Lucky Zodiac Hand | Vroom Vroom Witch’s Broom | Strawberry Moon Over New Haven (Abstract) | Flower Visits Art Gallery | Jack the Rat Terrier | Very Stable Genius | Gator Got Mail (Tuxedo Cat) | Politics Free Zone Flowers | Chewie the Adorable Yorkie | This is Not Normal (Jon Oliver Quote) | Calico Cat Ornament (Cali Q Kitten) | Love a Lab | Cornish Rex Cats | Membership Humanity | That’s Quite a Dawg (Redbone Coonhound) | Fluffy Tabby Cat (Manda Basking in Sunlight)
Like most of the USA, Front Street in beautiful Thomas, WV is closed for business. See where Melasdesign is normally showcased below. In the meantime, turn to Melasdesign Handmade Shop to scratch that shopping itch. Each sale gives 50-75% to Holler Maskforce – a home grown COVID-19 relief effort headed by Nellie Rose Textiles on Front Street. I’ve also designed Thomas, WV keychains and pendants that will give 100% to the cause.
Thanks also, to the fine folks who bid on my colorful art in the Tiny Art Show fundraiser auction for Artspring, and support art in Tucker County, WV.
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Bid at ➡️bit.ly/BidArtspring or visit artspringwv.com Premiering at the Art Walk in Thomas, WV tonight, I have 2 pieces hanging at the Tiny Art Show in the beautiful Artspring Gallery. The show features the theme "What I Love." I chose to spotlight good timesat The Purple Fiddle (featuring the David Mayfield Parade, drawn during their December21, 2019 show) and the lovely chickadees who "have breakfast" with me each morning. Stop by the show in the Artspring Gallery on Front Street through February 14 to bid or buy during this fundraising event. Online bidding up soon at artspringwv.com - I can't wait to see everything that's been submitted. #happiness #birds #art #drawing #artist #illustrator #instaart #love #nature #instaartist #thomaswv #happy #winter #instagood #beautiful #picoftheday #naturelovers #artspringwv #davidmayfieldparade #purplefiddle #drawing #artistsoninstagram #weekend #saturday #thomaswv #illustration #gallery #thomasartwalk
Melasdesign is proud to offer goods in rotating stock at art gifts shop and florist extraordinaire Thomasyard. Stop by for unique gifts in the hipster small-town setting of Thomas, West Virginia. Chances are, you’ll find art merchandise from artist Susan Hicks. The shop is currently featuring art mugs and felted vases and lamps from Melasdesign.
Grab an artsy Melasdesign short run mug and gift it with a bag of coffee beans from the shop. This is one way I represent as a Thomas, WV artist.
Shop my Shibori Lamp – a one of a kind shibori dyed felt shade on an upcycled vintage petal foot lamp. It’s a unique bit of my colorful fiber art decor that’s a great art gift.
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I finally got back to some fiber work. Introducing my shibori dyed felted nightstand lampshade. It has a great vintage lilly pad base candlestick lamp, covered with my work. Get it at Thomasyard in Thomas, West Virginia. It's on a shelf with my graphic mugs and a felt vase or two. They take phone orders too. #shibori #thomasyardwv #christmas #handmade #giftideas #gifts #instagood #shopping #present #shoplocal #shopsmall #handmadeshopusa #melasdesign #thomaswv #design #interiordesign #lighting #homedecor #interior #light #home #decor #style #blackfriday #friyay
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