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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.


~~~ 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


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 (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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TheSlugtopus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of all the possible mediums, which are your favorite?
Metal, wood, stone, bone, etc.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I don't have a favorite.
ArchangelAzrael13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
M'Lord, do you sell any of this incredible pieces? I collect wood and Bone items. please let me know. You will have a new loyal customer. :)
   Are you an SCA Member? I am. I love the way you look and that Haro.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I'll send you an e-mail.
Ren-sama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Wow, thanks for the fave!  :blush:
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