Verre Eglomise

Ha! Bet you don’t know what that means. Well, stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. As you know I wear a number of different trade hats here in ye olde shoppe. I’m a picture framer, an artist in water color and oil paints, custom sign letterer and a gilder. The gilder hat I wear is what this …

Hand Lettered Sign Work by Mike Simpson

These are some examples of the hand lettered signs  I do. This is a field that is dear to my heart. If you’ve followed along for very long you know I appreciate anything that is well made by hand. Snow shoes, canoes, violins, picture frames, motorcycles and hot rod cars to name a few. Hand work in signage ranks right up …

Old Hippies

Many of us come from an era in societies history when “hippies” were the new outrage. Ah yes, the 60’s. Well some haven’t outgrown the genre. I just finished this piece for a client who still believes in Love, Peace and Happiness…Make Love, Not War…Flower Children, etc. Prints and note cards are available from the world headquarters of Simpson Gallery …

Catching up

It’s hard to know where to start, it’s been so long since I posted anything. I see that I left you good folks in Battlemountain, NV on my way to Petaluma, CA for a screen printing and gilding workshop I attended at Letterhead Sign Supply. In short I will say that it was a great class. Ron and Kristi were …