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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.


~~~ Went to the gift show at The Crucible, and got a few items, and wished I could afford more. But what I would most like there is to take a lot of their classes, which include blacksmithing and robotics.

~~~ Got treated to Cirque du Soleil again this year. "Kurios" is, as usual, a show that tells a story; in this case that of a scientist who transfers himself into a parallel universe of steampunk machines and paradoxical physics; and tells the story using dancers, acrobats, comedians, magicians, musicians, people dressed as robots, actual robots, video projectors, lights, fog machines, a vast array of amazing devices and things that looks like amazing devices, and precise timing. Wow.

~~~ Also, semi-annual poetry circle, Thanksgiving dinner, more much-needed rain, and The Usual Stuff.

~~~ The computer project has hit several snags. One of which is that my flatscreen monitor has gone bad. I can do urgent stuff by borrowing the TV set (the TV was got at a garage sale; it was dirt cheap because the image is a bit fuzzy and has some bad pixels; but it is huge) but it is not convenient for my planned work-study program aimed at learning to make interesting devices. Feh. More about this when there are results.

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: wind and rain
  • Reading: blogs
  • Watching: Internet TV
  • Eating: too much holiday food
  • Drinking: Water, mostly


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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 8.1.2
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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Entenn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Amazing! Just simply amazing gallery! The skulls take my breath away!
pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch.
28crucis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the fave and watch!! Your work is amazing and a real eye-opener.
Henka-chan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey i hope its not a bother :) but i wanted to know how you carve into your skulls? what tool do you use?
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Not a bother; we must all be students and all be teachers all our lives. :)

Start here:…

Then send me any further questions using deviantART's Notes system. 
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