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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson80/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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Mini-Systrum by DonSimpson Mini-Systrum :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 14 2 Dark Skunk 2 by DonSimpson Dark Skunk 2 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0 Possum A by DonSimpson Possum A :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 12 3 Ceramic and Copper by DonSimpson Ceramic and Copper :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 2 Wood Spiral Bolo Tie by DonSimpson Wood Spiral Bolo Tie :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 0 Little Goblin Head by DonSimpson Little Goblin Head :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 0 Closet Monster by DonSimpson Closet Monster :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 4 0 Antler Onyx With Secret Mirror by DonSimpson Antler Onyx With Secret Mirror :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0 Dragon Eye 7 by DonSimpson Dragon Eye 7 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 4 Pieces of the Earth by DonSimpson Pieces of the Earth :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 8 Angular Labradorite (adjusted) by DonSimpson Angular Labradorite (adjusted) :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 0 Roundy Agate by DonSimpson Roundy Agate :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0 Bugbear by DonSimpson Bugbear :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 1 0 Seven More Antler Pendants by DonSimpson Seven More Antler Pendants :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 4 Amberoid by DonSimpson Amberoid :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 2 Rustic Bead Necklace 01 by DonSimpson Rustic Bead Necklace 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0

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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 World Science Fiction Convention went well. Art sold, people I hadn't seen in decades dropped by, new people dropped by. I bought a few small items from other vendors, and from the art show. I got to meet Der-Shing Helmer (webcomics creator: The Meek, Mare Internum) in person. I dropped by Black Moon, a party room set up as a bar in a converted spaceship in the universe of the TV series The Expanse; very nicely done.
~~~ I had a booth at a small outdoor festival in the central valley, and that went well, too, in much the same ways. And, unlike last year, there were no thunderstorms just over every horizon, or gusts of wind; just warm sun and cool, breezy shade.
~~~ No more vending until Further Confusion, early in 2019. But I want to get a lot of things ready for next year; mainly art and improved displays.
~~~ Many of the usual long-term projects continue nicely: studio more orderly, more work space, time budgeting, new materials. Others go very slowly: tiny control computers, use of small machine tools, tracking down more of my early work to document it. I hope the time budgeting will help.
~~~ I will be 80 years old on October 15th. I have now accumulated about three lifetimes worth of projects. Statistics are against me, but I am stubborn, and your work inspires me. :)
  • Listening to: silence, when possible, or the sea
  • Reading: technical specifications
  • Watching: odd stuff on YouTube
  • Playing: solitaire & minesweeper & sudoku
  • 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 10.14, iOS 7.1.2, 9.3.5 & 12.0.1
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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Arianod Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A belated Happy Birthday for you! :cake: 
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Thank you. :)
RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Thank you. I did. :)
RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
glad you did!
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