Ven-Dor the Merchandiser by DonSimpsonI am currently making jewelry, ritual objects, and occasional whimsical items, mostly from natural materials of all sorts; wood, stone, antler, bone, amber, jet, etc.

I have been making art for sixty years, but not continuously, as I have had some demanding “day jobs”, mostly as an electronic or mechanical technician.
I have drawn circuit diagrams, designed and built circuit boards, repaired circuit board making machinery and radio-telephone equipment. I have written small computer programs, helped build computer mice, worked on virtual reality systems, and been assistant game designer on a Star Trek computer game. Also, some odd jobs.

In between all that, I did a lot of drawings and small sculptures, and occasional bunches of jewelry and costume accessories. I got a lot of awards in science-fiction convention art shows until professional cover artists started entering them.

I did a few book and magazine illustrations. I designed a base for the 2002 Hugo Awards.
I made an exhibit for the National Air and Space Museum (part of the Smithsonian Institution), of a space probe, sent by creatures living on a distant planet, with a message that people could try to understand.

Now I mainly make things that seem to want to be made, and wait for the persons that they are for to show up. It’s an odd business model, but over 99% of the things I’ve made have been sold, some immediately, some after many years. It’s an interesting life.

Handmade jewelry and ritual objects in natural and traditional materials. Custom work done.

Website: http://donsimpson.deviantart.com

E-mail: donsimpson00000@gmail.com

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