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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson77/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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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.


~~~ Obviously, my hope to have more regular journal updates has not been realized. I would have to simplify my life, which I am reluctant to do.
~~~ My song, Ship of Stone, which was nominated for an award (see previous journal) did not win. I am not surprised, given the competing material.
~~~ Drought continues, though there has been some rain, and some snow in the mountains. There is still a forecast possibility of disastrous torrential rains and flooding in the coming months. People I know lost their homes in the huge fires previously mentioned, and other places I have been to are also now gone.
~~~ Work on the house and studio continues, with visible progress. Friends come by and chat. Some out of town friends included me and a housemate in their museum visiting jaunt. And I have friends here on deviantART, mostly ones I will never meet in person, and would never have known otherwise. Sort of like the old system of "pen pals", only faster, and with more pictures....
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Cold wind and lack of rain
  • Reading: tech manuals
  • Watching: British mystery shows
  • Playing: Oquonie
  • Eating: Food; most good, some excellent
  • Drinking: Water, very 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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birthdays Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's October 15th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Don! Green Dragon
Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Esteemed Friend,
I wish to express my best wishes for a wonderful, happy birthday and for a hundred more of such days! I hope life is treating you well. 
Again, happy birthday, my friend!
Eeren Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I wish you a happy birthday, full of joy and lovely moments! :rose:
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