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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson79/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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Deviant for 12 Years
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Pieces of the Earth by DonSimpson Pieces of the Earth :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 4 0 Angular Labradorite (adjusted) by DonSimpson Angular Labradorite (adjusted) :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 0 Roundy Agate by DonSimpson Roundy Agate :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 5 0 Bugbear by DonSimpson Bugbear :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 1 0 Seven More Antler Pendants by DonSimpson Seven More Antler Pendants :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 4 Amberoid by DonSimpson Amberoid :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 2 Rustic Bead Necklace 01 by DonSimpson Rustic Bead Necklace 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 0 Antler, Onyx, Bone by DonSimpson Antler, Onyx, Bone :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 4 0 Glass Spines by DonSimpson Glass Spines :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 10 2 Winged Sphere by DonSimpson Winged Sphere :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 7 2 Intention Tool 15 by DonSimpson Intention Tool 15 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 10 3 Kraken Scepter top by DonSimpson Kraken Scepter top :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 3 0 Square ID 01 by DonSimpson Square ID 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 2 7 Three Raccoon Skulls by DonSimpson Three Raccoon Skulls :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 23 11 Pendant AQQ by DonSimpson Pendant AQQ :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 15 0 Cloud  and Thunder by DonSimpson Cloud and Thunder :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 17 0

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Centaur couple by Yet-One-More-Idiot Centaur couple :iconyet-one-more-idiot:Yet-One-More-Idiot 415 71 hmmm by MunArt hmmm :iconmunart:MunArt 3 4 The Old Bridge by HundredHands The Old Bridge :iconhundredhands:HundredHands 807 175 Acherontia mechanisma by Mamselli Acherontia mechanisma :iconmamselli:Mamselli 117 42 Summoning by Adzerak Summoning :iconadzerak:Adzerak 132 24 Sea Spirit - Driftwood Spirit Doll - Mermaid by andromeda Sea Spirit - Driftwood Spirit Doll - Mermaid :iconandromeda:andromeda 792 122 LOOK AT ME NOW by sickingstar
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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.


~~~ Continuing my tradition of not updating while working on art for events, this will be short.
~~~ Lost Chord and PanGaia are past, and I'm making items for the the World Science Fiction Convention, where I have a booth.. I will get more photos up after the convention. :)
~~~ No progress on the other projects except for studio sorting and arranging, which is continuing nicely.
~~~ Summer here has no weather, just climate, as usual.

~~~ One of my customers said my work was full of secrets: designs on the back or top or bottom or sides as well as on the "front", textures that have to be touched to be appreciated, sounds they make when moved or shaken, subtle faces or eyes or tiny crystals tucked away in corners, bits of tiny detail. Some of my art does indeed have one or more of these features; they are intended as pleasant surprises. I sometimes point these out to people, but I am happiest to see them discovered....
  • Listening to: silence, when possible
  • Reading: technical specifications
  • Watching: odd stuff on YouTube
  • 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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PCFayard Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  New Deviant
Ty4tf by PCFayard  
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional
:iconbowingplz: Thank you so much for the +Watch, gentleman!

I appreciate it! ^-^
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
:) (Smile) 
keight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
Thank you again for the fave; especially as you own the original!
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
Actually, I don't think I do. But I haven't gone through my flat file in some time.
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