Melasdesign Visionary Art & Handmade Jewelry

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Melasdesign on:  Society6 | CafePress
Pet Portraits on Commission:  More Info
Galleries & Street Shops: More Info

Melasdesign - Artist Susan Hicks

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 silvercopper, and bronze, and polymer clay – often one of a kind, sold artist direct. A home grown source of art gifts.  

Shop original Susan Hicks paintings and illustrated signed prints. Treat yourself or shop for art gifts. 

Shop dark art gifts from original abstract paintings, skull art, original jewelry,
including otherwordly necklaces from the nocturnal stirrings of this Alexandria, VA artist.

By popular demand, Melasdesign now offers custom pet portraits in oil pastels on paper in a free and easy style. 50% of proceeds will benefit Animal Friends of Doggy Sods in Davis, WV.

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. 

OFF-SITE SHOPS

35% off phone cases, posters, tapestries, beach towels, picnic blankets, can coolers, travel mugs and yoga mats. 20% Everything Else (excludes digital gift cards) Through Midnight PT 7/12

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!

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    “That Thing She Does with Her Eyes” trippy face masks and more - Psychedelic / Trippy Art Collection

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.

Popular Designs
HAPPY 4th of JULY from Melasdesign
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Computer desktop wallpaper created from footage of Mountaineer Day fireworks 2019 by Melasdesign.
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Computer wallpaper created from footage of Mountaineer Day fireworks 2019 in Thomas, West Virginia by Melasdesign.

Since official 4th of July celebrations are cancelled nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m offering these free wallpapers for device and computer. Just click the graphic you want to download. The images are made of montaged footage from Mountaineer Days 2019 in Thomas, WV. Our VFD rocks!

Want a wall hanging, poster, or home decor with the pattern? Click here.

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Phone wallpaper created from footage of Mountaineer Day fireworks 2019 in Thomas, West Virginia by Melasdesign.
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Computer wallpaper created from footage of Mountaineer Day fireworks 2019 in Thomas, WV by Melasdesign.

Street Shops

New in celebration of the reopening of Thomasyard for shopping in-store, I’ve made these handmade bronze Thomas, West Virginia keychains. Can’t make it to the shop? Contact them here.

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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.

Melasdesign - Susan Hicks gifts for sale at Thomasyard on Front Street in Thomas, West Virginia

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 my Thomas, WV keychains, watercolor WV postcards, art mugs, felted vases and lamps from Melasdesign. 

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.

Last, but not least, Melasdesign offers stock photography, illustration, and clip art through Dreamstime as Susan Hicks

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