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 service grew out of Doggy Sods’ “Silly Pet Portrait” fundraiser. My portraits are not *quite* so silly, but are still an artsy, fun way to benefit their great cause.
Society6 is Mela’s preferred outlet for print on demand merchandise. It’s Susan Hicks’ visionary art on a wide variety of merch from fashion to art home decor and art prints. The shop now offers face masks that can be coordinated with Melasdesign t-shirts and tanktops. Shop for yourself or someone special in this source of art gifts.
This section is 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 | Face Masks | 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.
Face Masks | Silly Grey Tabby | Love a Lab & Black Lab Portrait | White Cat Face Masks | Calico Cat (Cali Q Kitten) | Lucky Zodiac Hand | Vroom Vroom Witch’s Broom | Strawberry Moon Over New Haven (Abstract) | Dachshund Portrait | 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)
Melasdesign offers goods in rotating stock at gifts shop / florist extraordinaire Thomasyard. Stop in 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 currently features my Thomas, WV keychains, watercolor WV postcards, art mugs, felted vases and shibori lamp.
In celebration of post-COVID shutdown reopening of Thomasyard for in-store shopping, I made these handmade bronze Thomas, West Virginia keychains.
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.
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.
Emerald Tree Boutique in Davis, WV is a charming cozy space bursting with nature inspired and handmade goodness. Each time I visit (and shop!) there are new “wow” items. The boutique now offers Melasdesign shibori dyed silk scarves. Did you know my original art training was in textile design?
Emerald Tree Boutique is the latest in shopping options in Davis, West Virginia. Round out your outfit of the day with one of these Melasdesign fashion accessories.
My dye baths were filled in Summer, but my heart was thinking of Fall with this Moon Phase Shibori Scarf.
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