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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.


~~~ Nothing exciting or fantastic happened in my life this week. My teeth got cleaned; the dental student ran _Dawn of the Planet of the Apes_ on one of the dental chair's flatscreen monitors for me (I saw _Rise..._ during my previous appointment). Housemate Christine got a compact hi-tech record turntable (plays 78, 45, and 33 into speakers or as digital files onto SD cards or out a USB port) and took her record collection out of storage. We tested it by playing a reading of Kipling's "Toomai of the Elephants". The usual studio clean and prep continues, freeing up more space lost to Horizontal Space Depletion Syndrome, and some minor jewelry and appliance repair work got done. Also some writing; the Spring Bardic Circle is happening soon, and there are some other writing projects going. Stay tuned. 
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: wind and lack of rain
  • Reading: Flex, by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • Watching: Internet TV
  • Playing: Oquonie
  • Eating: Food, and Edible Comestibles
  • Drinking: Water, mostly


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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katrinarasbold Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Don, thank you so much for your application to vend at PanGaia Festival on June 20-21 at the VFW Post in Fair Oaks, California. We very much look forward to you joining us for this wonderful event. I have added your information to the vendor page on our website at Blessings to you and THANK YOU for your support of Wounded Warrior Project and Wildlife Care Association.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I am delighted to be able to vend at your event. :)
LKBurke29 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much  for the watch!  You have a wonderful gallery - unique and awesome work! Love 
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
I used to buy prints of your work from you at BayCon. I's good to find you again. :)
LKBurke29 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, Don, I was THINKING you looked really familiar!  Always nice to find people from the old convention days!!!
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