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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson79/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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Three Raccoon Skulls by DonSimpson Three Raccoon Skulls :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 18 10 Pendant AQQ by DonSimpson Pendant AQQ :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 13 0 Cloud  and Thunder by DonSimpson Cloud and Thunder :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 13 0 Dagon Eye 01 by DonSimpson Dagon Eye 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 0 Dragon Eye Y by DonSimpson Dragon Eye Y :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 2 Seven Antler Pendants by DonSimpson Seven Antler Pendants :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 11 0 Intention Tool AQQ by DonSimpson Intention Tool AQQ :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 10 0 Manzanita Necklace 01 r by DonSimpson Manzanita Necklace 01 r :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 0 At PantheaCon 2018 by DonSimpson At PantheaCon 2018 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 6 Complex Fox by DonSimpson Complex Fox :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 16 7 Skunk Necklace by DonSimpson Skunk Necklace :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 13 0 Against the Battlemoon by DonSimpson Against the Battlemoon :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 5 Na'vi-style Cord by DonSimpson Na'vi-style Cord :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 0 Monstress by DonSimpson Monstress :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 1 0 Antler Stone 01 by DonSimpson Antler Stone 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 0 Light Coyote by DonSimpson Light Coyote :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 1

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Layer Mask Painting Tutorial (preview) by shingworks Layer Mask Painting Tutorial (preview) :iconshingworks:shingworks 63 2 Song of Home by darknatasha Song of Home :icondarknatasha:darknatasha 430 15 Space Journey by Real-SonkeS Space Journey :iconreal-sonkes:Real-SonkeS 2,237 93 Alchemical Symbols - Collected Inverted by wetdryvac Alchemical Symbols - Collected Inverted :iconwetdryvac:wetdryvac 10 1 Maiden Voyage by DPIStudios Maiden Voyage :icondpistudios:DPIStudios 33 5 Night Gaunt by TickleMeCthulhu Night Gaunt :iconticklemecthulhu:TickleMeCthulhu 96 10 Delivery Run by KatieHofgard Delivery Run :iconkatiehofgard:KatieHofgard 1,355 38 Springtime Respite by Anoki-Doll Springtime Respite :iconanoki-doll:Anoki-Doll 75 9 Tree of Life braided drinking horn by fairyfrog Tree of Life braided drinking horn :iconfairyfrog:fairyfrog 59 11 Forest Traveler - Rabbit Mask 3 by Nymla Forest Traveler - Rabbit Mask 3 :iconnymla:Nymla 117 15 Goddess of Tea by echo-x Goddess of Tea :iconecho-x:echo-x 846 65 Cowboy by tomzoo Cowboy :icontomzoo:tomzoo 16 1 Storm and Nemesis by MikeDoscher Storm and Nemesis :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 512 59 Renaissance Style Hat by Adhras Renaissance Style Hat :iconadhras:Adhras 101 18 Gladius Electro 500 by MikeDoscher Gladius Electro 500 :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 279 46 Wolf Harp by omegaptera Wolf Harp :iconomegaptera:omegaptera 60 13


~ 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.


~~~ I've not been updating my Journal lately. I got new work done for PantheaCon (lots of old friends there, but others not; beautiful clothing, occasional amazing costumes) and FogCon (tiny science-fiction literary convention, very friendly), and some commission work. Some last-minute work never got photographed; such is life. Now working on more commissions and new art for the Lost Chord Awards and the PanGaia Festival. And for WorldCon (the World Science Fiction Convention), which is months away, but _very_ large.
~~~ The rainy season started late, and is continuing sporadically. We can use more. One of my housemates planted a drought-tolerant garden, and has had to prune like mad and remove lots of the seasonal oxalis (we also get seasonal dichondra, but it doesn't try to take over the universe).
~~~ I also have been, and will be, doing more sorting and organizing of stuff, for myself and others. And I'm seeing how much of my work toward being able to do planned future projects is feasible; TechShop is closed, and their successor TheShop wants a chunk of money to continue my membership. Fees at Ace Monster Toys and the San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society remain within my reach. We shall see.
  • Listening to: silence, when possible
  • Reading: Hunger, by Christie Goldenwolfe
  • Watching: occasional actual movies, including Black Panther
  • Playing: solitaire & minesweeper
  • Eating: Food; most good, some excellent
  • Drinking: Water, yoghurt drinks


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 (or The Left Coast, some say)
Favourite genre of music: Filk (a tradition of the science-fiction community)
Operating System: OS X 10.4 & Mac OS 10.12, iOS 7.1.2, 9.3.5 & 11.2.5
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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TheSeaKnight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding my Woola to your favorites!
DonSimpson Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Woola made me do it. :)
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Thank you so much for Watching me!
Memnalar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Thanks for the llama!  Fantastic work in here. Do you - or have you ever - set up shop at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX?  It usually runs October-November.
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
You're welcome. And thank you. :)

For reasons (mostly economic) I almost never sell outside the San Francisco Bay Area, and the only time I've done so outside of California was a recent Westercon in Tempe, Arizona.
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