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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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arenhaus Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :)
sandara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Those are some very awesome crafts you got there. :)
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
...Oh, and because you Favourited something by me (yay!) you also get to ask the Djinn ONE question of your choice -->
(ONE, no more, no less. One shall be the number of thine questions, and the number of the questions shall be one, etc.)

Have fun, come again!
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Your gallery has been an amazing discovery! I love your materials, your eye for detail and ability to be amazed by and inspired by what you find.
My best wishes and luck to you and your craft!
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you. And best wishes to you also. :)
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