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~ I'm often asked how I do my carvings, so I've done an essay "Carving Skulls and Stuff" in the Information folder of my gallery:…

~ Items here that have not yet sold are in the Unsold Items folder of my gallery.… If you want to buy one, or commission a custom piece, send me a note.

~ The current Webcam selection shows Sunday Tea at a friend's home; I'm the one with white hair and a blue jacket. The jacket has a nice embroidered picture of the Star Trek Next Generation version of the Enterprise on the back, but my hair pretty much covers it.


~~~ Even more exciting and fantastic things did not happen. Some things happened, but not in my life: the annual May Day Morris to dance up the sun at Inspiration Point, The Arts & Green Festival, a historic house tour, a Math Lunch, jury duty, a lot of garage sales, and other things that were on my calendar. Some things happened in my life: Friends took me to an Avengers 3D double feature (I think the first movie is better than the second*). My friend Mark told me of his adventures in 3D printing, with example printouts (I seriously need to learn to use 3D CAD software properly; I've got Blender, which is free, but not trivial). I went to a traditional May Day and danced the maypole and toasted the May Queen and King as they were proclaimed in the Modern Ancient Welch Druidic Rite. I made some things to sell, and sold some of them at the Pagan Festival in downtown Berkeley, next to the Farmers Market, where I talked with old friends and new, then went home, had a nap, and went to to the local Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. And all the usual stuff. Maker Faire coming this weekend, BayCon (where I will try to be selling more stuff) next weekend. Then commissions, more repair work, and some planning for the next couple of sales events. The days are just zipping by....

Science fiction -- double feature
Tony Stark will build a creature.
See androids fighting... 

But let's not get too spoilery. :)

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Cold wind and lack of rain
  • Reading: poems by Clark Ashton Smith
  • Watching: Internet TV
  • Playing: Oquonie
  • Eating: Food; most good, some excellent
  • Drinking: Water, seriously


Don Simpson
United States
~~~ For several decades I made my living as a research and development technician (mostly electronic and mechanical, some computer gaming) while doing artwork when I could; now I get to be an artist. The art I used to do was mostly drawings and paintings done with India ink and colored inks, or strange creatures and machines made from various plastic materials. These days I mainly carve, what I mainly carve is jewelry, and what I mainly carve things from are natural materials of all sorts. I still do digital art, though, both vector and pixil based, including fonts for computer printing. What next? I'm mostly working on improving my carving, but I want to make some art using the machine tool and computer knowledge from my old "day job".

~~~ I do take commissions, and occasionally trade art. If you are interested, send me a note.

Current Residence: The Far West
Favourite genre of music: Filk (a tradition of the science-fiction community)
Operating System: OS X 10.4 & 10.10, iOS 8.2
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (as in Calvin and Hobbes)
Personal Quote: Be excellent to each other. And... Party on, dudes! (... Bill & Ted)



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Alagremm Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I would like to thank you for writing the fantastic poem about the genesis of the Lovecraftian verse.

It is one of the most compelling pieces of poetry I've read in years and I can't wait to memorise it. 
DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Thank you. It is, in a way, a collaboration, as Sara provided a prose version of the page content, and we sent mail back and forth with various word choices and lines, until I got a version that worked. As I am a fan of her art and of Lovecraft's, I'm finding this a fun project.
Alagremm Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
In that case I certainly hope you will collaborate more in the future, once again, thank you for your work. 
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello mr Simpson, I wanted to ask, do you do art trades?
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
  Yes, I do. And I like your work. But trades (and commissions) need to be done by note or email, because otherwise I can't keep track of them properly.
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