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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.


~~~ Went to the gift show at The Crucible, and got a few items, and wished I could afford more. But what I would most like there is to take a lot of their classes, which include blacksmithing and robotics.

~~~ Got treated to Cirque du Soleil again this year. "Kurios" is, as usual, a show that tells a story; in this case that of a scientist who transfers himself into a parallel universe of steampunk machines and paradoxical physics; and tells the story using dancers, acrobats, comedians, magicians, musicians, people dressed as robots, actual robots, video projectors, lights, fog machines, a vast array of amazing devices and things that looks like amazing devices, and precise timing. Wow.

~~~ Also, semi-annual poetry circle, Thanksgiving dinner, more much-needed rain, and The Usual Stuff.

~~~ The computer project has hit several snags. One of which is that my flatscreen monitor has gone bad. I can do urgent stuff by borrowing the TV set (the TV was got at a garage sale; it was dirt cheap because the image is a bit fuzzy and has some bad pixels; but it is huge) but it is not convenient for my planned work-study program aimed at learning to make interesting devices. Feh. More about this when there are results.

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: wind and rain
  • Reading: blogs
  • Watching: Internet TV
  • Eating: too much holiday food
  • Drinking: Water, mostly


Don Simpson
United States
~~~ For several hdecades 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 (the latest my computer will run), iOS 7.1.1
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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Henka-chan Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
hey i hope its not a bother :) but i wanted to know how you carve into your skulls? what tool do you use?
DonSimpson Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Not a bother; we must all be students and all be teachers all our lives. :)

Start here:…

Then send me any further questions using deviantART's Notes system. 
RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving hun, hope it was wonderful <3
Keep being awesome!
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Was good! :)
RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Wonderful dear ^u^
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