Visionary Art, Meditation and Dream Art, Trippy Art, Illustration, Abstract Art from Melasdesign Artist Susan Hicks, blog
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You’ve reached the Melasdesign brand / artist Susan Hicks visionary art blog. It’s a special spot for art news on new projects, products, musings, and general updates from Melasdesign. Read about the creation of colorful illustration and abstract art inspired by dreams and meditation, plus dark art and trippy patterns from a straight edge gal. Susan also covers beloved subjects from pet portraits to political satire (in the tradition of Dada) and Halloween fun. Come along on Susan’s visionary journey, in the works since that first box of crayons, way back when.

Cover art for biographical blog post Darkness and Light on self portrait, perception, and individuality, examining a drawing by Susan Hicks

Darkness and Light

Join me on this exploratory trip down memory lane, with its potholes and traffic jams, by way of a self-portrait art from 1991. This quickly executed scrawl on graphed notebook paper encompassed so much of my life experience in one sentence: It’s taken me 21.5 years of seeing this face to even get this far. “This face.” It’s almost like it was one of multiple faces, or maybe not even my own image. Read on for my interpretation of the drawing, 28 years later, and how my perception and individual experiences influenced my personal philosophy.

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Melasdesign blog artist Susan Hicks - Colorful abstract contemporary landscape art

A Windy Day in Tucker County

Welcome to my little expose on my latest abstract landscape painting in acrylics called “Windy Day in Tucker County.” I’ll discuss my ideas and inspiration for the mountain setting windpower theme, materials used, color choices and a new direction in my work that is a return to what I’ve always loved to do. I’ll also touch on creating art as a disabled person.

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I Repeat - Melasdesign Blog- Philosophy of Kindness - self portrait, artist, surviving Myasthenia Gravis with art

The Philosophy of Kindness

Look at my self portrait. What is this philosophy of kindness? Perhaps it was how I was raised, or my late mother’s genes, but one thing I always try to do is see the good in others. I do my best to be kind and helpful when I am in the position to, even with folks I may only encounter once. I have met many wonderful people this way. Usually kindness is returned, even if only through a smile that tells everything.

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Melasdesign Halloween DIY Outdoor Witch Scene Blog - Wyrd Sisters - Homemade

When Halloween Got Wyrd

It’s nice to meet someone who loves Halloween as much as yourself. It’s also great if they too have dreamed of creating a DIY, homemade Halloween yard display. Better still if they are a gifted creator. Fantastic if their talents work complimentarily to your own. This was the experience which ultimately led to a magical Halloween featuring a staging of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, witches from literature.

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