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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: donsimpson.deviantart.com/art/…

~ Items here that have not yet sold are in the Unsold Items folder of my gallery. donsimpson.deviantart.com/gall… 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.

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~~~ Got home from Willits via a fine Mexican dinner with booth partner Teri, her husband Bob, and fellow dealer Amy, at El Farolito in Healdsburg. Celebrated by taking a shower, sleeping in a real bed, and catching up on my mail.

~~~ After which, a consortium of friends came down from Napa and we went out for Indian food and then saw Guardians of the Galaxy (my first viewing, their severalth; I do plan on seeing it some more). A few days later they got hit by a large enough earthquake that it made national news, with power outages and stuff falling over. A reminder that I live in the earthquake zone, instead of the tornado zone, the hurricane zone, or the flood, blizzard, and occasional volcano zones. Also, I am currently in a continuing drought zone, hoping for lots of snow in the mountains this coming winter.

~~~ And mostly back to the Usual Stuff (making things, fixing things, organizing things; with occasional dentistry, walking, shopping, cooking, talking, reading, etc.). Convolution, the new local Science Fiction convention, is a month away, and I have dealer room space again this year.

~~~ Some deviantART people want to replace deviation keywords with tags; I regard this as not well thought out, and hope it can be prevented.

~~~ Another math-modeler:
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: odds & ends
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Water

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DonSimpson
Don Simpson
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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 (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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JOCAPS Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Thanks for the tip for microglass beads!
I might try one of those days.
Lately, a friend revolutioned my making by introducing me to Polyuretan resin.... Fantastic!!! so cean and quick!!!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Yes, there are many of those.
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wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!:D
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nightserpent Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Don- thanks so much for watching my gallery, I appreciate it.  Your artwork is very unique and beautiful, I can't help but watch you back. ;)  Oh, and a belated happy birthday to you! :) :cake:

~Paul
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner 5 days ago
As a Lovecraft fan of many decades, I find your work very impressive.
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