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About Deviant Artist Core Member Don Simpson80/Male/United States Group :iconwalkingsticks: WalkingSticks
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Deviant for 13 Years
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Acrylic  Cube 01 by DonSimpson Acrylic Cube 01 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 54 14 Resin Asteroid by DonSimpson Resin Asteroid :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 12 2 Mini-Systrum by DonSimpson Mini-Systrum :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 24 2 Dark Skunk 2 by DonSimpson Dark Skunk 2 :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 0 Possum A by DonSimpson Possum A :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 16 3 Ceramic and Copper by DonSimpson Ceramic and Copper :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 4 Wood Spiral Bolo Tie by DonSimpson Wood Spiral Bolo Tie :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 8 0 Little Goblin Head by DonSimpson Little Goblin Head :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 6 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 9 4 Pieces of the Earth by DonSimpson Pieces of the Earth :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 8 Angular Labradorite (adjusted) by DonSimpson Angular Labradorite (adjusted) :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 11 0 Roundy Agate by DonSimpson Roundy Agate :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 9 0 Bugbear by DonSimpson Bugbear :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 1 0 Seven More Antler Pendants by DonSimpson Seven More Antler Pendants :icondonsimpson:DonSimpson 10 4

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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.


~~~ FogCon being a tiny literary (Science Fiction & Fantasy) convention, I don't sell a lot there, but enough to make it worthwhile, and it's fun. The “gadget petting zoo” was held again, and I got a literary pendant from a favorite jeweler, Laurie Toby Edison**; a representation of one of the mechanical prosthetic hands from the novel Everfair, by Nisi Shawl, and I had some excellent conversations.
~~~ Shortly after that, and after the very small, very worthwhile, open house and sale at the San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society (I'm a member, but I was buying materials, not selling my art), I went to ConSonance, a tiny song and music (Science Fiction & Fantasy) convention where I don't sell anything, but get to listen to much that I like. Sadly, many of my musical friends were not there, and some of these I shall not see again. I did have a wonderful talk with a maker of historical playing cards based on much research***.
~~~ So my busy winter season is over, and I can start getting ready for the next one. :)
*     It's still raining.
  • Listening to: Continuing wind and rain
  • Reading: Everfair - Nisi Shawl
  • Watching: odd stuff on YouTube
  • Playing: lots of sudoku
  • Eating: Food; most good, some excellent
  • Drinking: Water, yoghurt drinks, tea


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: Various, mostly Apple
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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Kamrusepas Featured By Owner May 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav: on

The King In Yellow by Kamrusepas  

Means a lot to me :heart:

What an amazingly cool and unique gallery you have :)
rosiecrafts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your favorites and support!HPA BADGE: Dreamcatcher Wolfs rain howl 
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
RareEarthGallery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch. Fantastic crafts and gallery you have here. Keep up the good work.
CCDriver Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
hey yo! thanks for watching! :D
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