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Refulgent Bride, Ms. Darcy
My Holistic Garden Wedding

Sing, O Goddess, the story of a cartoonist, son of Richard, who found love in the form of a bright-eyed oil painter (daughter of Kelly) and how their two (2) families came together to celebrate their togetherness.
See Also: Official HFW Garden Wedding Page

Mark Vinsel Catches King Salmon with Fly Rod
Destination: Juneau, AK

Detailed accounts on how to turn a cartoon/concept-art focus-group meeting business trip into a week long Alaskan vacation.
See Also: Captain Brian Crapo | Juneau-Douglas Bridge | Trawl Net Bounty | Darcy Pilots | Mendenhall Glacier | Vinsel Boat Works

Sexy Car Model
Destination: Oysterville, WA

Come explore the evergreen state's mysterious Long Beach Peninsula with your friend The Webmaster™ and his omnipresent sidekick Ms. Darcy™. Adventure is our Oyster(ville).
See Also: Vintage Beach House | Watercolor Painter | Evening Fog | Mini Webber! | Blue Beach | Red Beach | Kite Flyer | Foot Prints

Washington Banana Slug Assoc.
Washington Banana Slugs

Banana Slugs are Mollusks, which means they are soft-bodied with no visible skeleton. They also belong to the class Gastropoda, which can be recognized by having a muscular foot, a mantle with a cavity, a meaty hump on their back, and a radula (or sand-paper-like grinding mouth parts).
See Also: The Mollusk | Stumped Slug | Slug vs. Oyster | Night Slug

Disembodied Crab Pincers
Random Highlights of 2006 (so far)

These collected photographs represent aspects of everyday life for the employees of Holistic Forge Works.
See Also: Winter Oregon Trip | Outdoor Sketching Artist | Owens Beach, Tacoma | Frisko Freeze

Holistic Forge Works Official Christmas Card
A Year In Love

A very special 2005 Christmas card photographed during Ms. Darcy's catastrophic gastrointestinal flu (obvious parody of Aunt Dee's 2004 Christmas card).
See Also: "holistic" platinum engagement ring | First Knitted Hat

Ryan draws his first SPACE DOG comic book
CascadiaCon 2005, Spawns of Insomnia II

OBJECTIVE: Illustrate a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. CONCLUSION: The Webmaster® was able to complete nine (10) of twenty-four (24) pages required to pass the finish line; however, like a great man once said: "A little bar of gold is better than a pile of pig iron."
See Also: Support Crew | The Original SpaceDog® No. 1, Comic Book

First Place Winner, Lake Stevens' Chalk It Up Contest
Aquafest of Lake Stevens Washington

First (1st) Place: Darcy Mitchell and Ryan Anderson, Winning $100 before road trip to Canada.
See Also: Girl on Vacation | D's Watercolor Portrait Sketch

Webmaster Explorer on Bowen Island (caves)
Explore Bowen Island of Horseshoe Bay, B.C. Canada

Intrepid explorers photographed during a cave exploration deep within the island's forest realm before being attacked by a snake.
See Also: Large, Wall-Crawling Cave Bugs | Black Snake Beach

Commencement Bay Fireworks Display, Tacoma
Independence Day on Commencement Bay

Photo montage of Tacoma's award winning July 4th fireworks display.
See Also: Murray Morgan Bridge | Wright Park Holiday Chess

Bo Does Blue Steel, Washington
Mom's Wedding #3 and Other Amazing Adventures

Bo Anderson does "Blue Steel" with Anderson brother's girlfriends Kathleen & Darcy.
See Also: Darcy with Mia Haight | Another Dapper Couple

Bonsai Gardens, Washington
Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Gardens

Photograph of Darcy Mitchell in front of a 500+ year old Bonsai Tree.
See Also: Darcy or Heidi Voltage | Chicken Painter in Underwear

Mount Hood, Oregon
Interstate 84, Oregon

Documents Oregon travels east; up the Hood River to paternal parents new residence (relocated from Juneau).
See Also: Vintage House | Fresh Blueberries | Furious Mowing

Darcy Mitchell as Juliet
Random Adventures, Washington

Eyewitness accounts into the strange and wonderful world of the Mitchell clan.
See Also: Darcy on a Train | Paiger's Award-Winning Bee Cake | Wagoneer Fun

Voyage to the San Juan Islands
The San Juan Island Adventure, Washington

Exploring the mysterious San Juan Island in search of clues.
See Also: Ancient Madrone | Girlfriend & Unicorns | Deanna's Favorite Sculpture | Driftwood Bull | Pirate's Tomb | Woodpecker Signs | Famous Room

Ice Cave Adventure, Northwest Washington
Big Four Ice Cave Adventure, Washington

Recounts the trek into the Mount Baker National Forest with local mountaineer girlfriend, Darcy Mitchell.
See Also: On the Trail | Vanning

The Mysterious Tatoosh Island
In Search Of: Tatoosh, Washington

The forsaken expedition along the great Olympic peninsula, a race against time.
See Also: Darcy Meditates | A Place of Fog

Pipe Cleaning Droid - Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Fairbanks
A Brother Graduates, Fairbanks

Last voyage to Alaska, documenting the life and times of a young University of Fairbanks graduate.
See Also: Trans-Alaska Pipeline | Bo's Carving Gift | The Frightening North Pole

A Trip to Italy
Florence, Italy

Series documents Holistic Forge Works' first international Trans-Atlantic flight.
See Also: Duomo | Michelangelo | Rape Statue | Train Station | St. Peters | Forum | Colosseum & Inside | Pisa | Japanese Guy | Assisi & Assisi 2

Eastern Washington
Steamboat Rock, Washington

Semi-annual Anderson family gathering and traditional, battle-ritual against giant rattlesnake demon.
See Also: Madman's Deep | Derelict Studebakers | Gas Works & Gas Works 2

Mountain of the Gods
Mount Rainier, Washington

Following a personal hunch, series catalogs expedition into sacred lands.
See Also: Cascade Range | Microscopic Organism, Discovery

No Doubt Concert
No Doubt, Seattle

Recounts the events leading to an evening of Gwen Stefani worship.
See Also: City of Seattle | Aboard the Kalakala | Auntie Barb's Artwork

Anna James Percival
Meeting Ms. Percival, Seattle

Hanging out in downtown Seattle with Alaskan-comrade Anna James.
See Also: Pipe Sculpture

Manzanillo, Mexico
Manzanillo, Mexico

Chronicles some historic research within a small settlement built upon the Pacific coast of Mexico.
See Also: Waterfall Adobe

Lisa Sheffield Miller of Maryland
[name] Goes to Washington, DC

Rare photographs of but not limited to a girl in Maryland, maintained for historical reasons.
See Also: Stairs of MICA | Abraham Lincoln | Peppers

A Fan of the Vacuum Cleaner
Consumed with Envy and Self-Loathing, Tacoma

Limitations are the soil from which creativity grows... In other words: O' winged horse of marble white, take me on a magic flight.
See Also: View of Tacoma | Artist's Breakfast | "I was a Horizon Air Ramper!"

Cogswell Polytechnical College
College Years: Sunnyvale, California

Series documents pivotal moments of pre-graduate life among student(s) of Cogswell Polytechnical College.
See Also: Blue Chairs | Coit Tower | Jars

Cogswell Polytechnical College Lab
College Years II: Sunnyvale, California

Series documents more pivotal moments of pre-graduate life among student(s) of Cogswell Polytechnical College.
See Also: Pebble Beach | Red Katya | Webmaster, Indian Style

A Great River of Ice Surrounds Juneau Alaska
A Great River of Ice, Juneau

Series documents the retreating Mendenhall Glacier, and other frozen phenomenon amongst Juneau's vast ice fields via helicopter.
See Also: Mendenhall Glacier | Exploerer | A-Star Hellicopter | Downtown Juneau | Juneau Approach | Wish You Were Here | Mendenhall Falls

Crazed Charter Captain of the Pinhead
Crepeaux Christmas Adventure, Juneau

Chronicles the voyage aboard Captain Crepeaux's firmly consistent M.V. Pinhead one fateful Christmas.
See Also: The M.V. Pinhead | Crewmate "Bo" Anderson | Auke Bay Sunset | Forward Hatch | Snowcapped Glacier | Mendenhall Ice Caves & Close Up

Miah Lager of Family Shoe Repair
Miah of Family Shoe Repair, Juneau

Photo group taken in and around but not limited to Sandy Beach and the greater downtown city of Juneau, Alaska.
See Also: Gastineau Channel | Mount Roberts, Bo | Lonesome Beach | Treadwell Mine, Remnant of | Sandy-Beach Engine

Auke Lake, Sunny
Auke Lake, Juneau

Series of early photos taken in and around but not limited to the city of Juneau, Alaska.
See Also: Lonesome House | Brother Bo | Rusty Jag | Windthrop Goose | Sunny Dog | Random Fish

Friends of HFW on Flickr

  1. NineInchNachosIV
  2. NineInchNachosIII
  3. NineInchNachos II
  4. NineInchNachos I
  5. RR Anderson
  6. Playwright Bo
  7. Tacoma Urbanist

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Frost Park Chalk Art

Friends, Fan Club Members External HFW Recommended Links

Mystery Coconut

MysteryCoconut.com, The Art of Miguel

Miguel is a Spaniard who likes games and programming. If there is ever a game you want to play mention it to him and he'll buy it just so he can play you, win and take all your money after bets have been placed.

Portraits, Fine Art of Ms. Darcy Mitchell

Ms. Darcy's Crossing, Home of the Knitted Cupcake

A Tacoma-based portrait artist (and private art instructor for children) working primarily in oils & watercolor who happens to be married to the webmaster of Holistic Forge Works. In her own words: As I trespass through the sensitive places of human strength and weakness, I gather the personal, translating the moments that bring me closer to an understanding of how I fit into this world.

Bo-O-Rama.com, personal website of Robert Bruce Anderson

Bo-O-Rama, Juneau Alaska's Only Playwright

Bo is my kid brother, playwright and recent graduate from the University of Fairbanks, Alaska now interned with the widely respected Perseverance Theatre. Visit his website and find out why Bo is the man.
See Also: Perseverance Theatre

Sergei Gourski

Sergei Gourski, 3D Game Animator

A master of all things 3D modeling and animation related, Mr. Gourski has worked for big and small game studios across America. Whenever I have a 3D question, I ask my friend Serge. Check out his amazing 3D portfolio.
See Also: Cogswell Polytechnical College

Tacoma Urbanist

Tacoma Urbanist™, Everyman on the Streets

Armed with a new blog and cell phone camera he patrols the streets in search of beauty, injustice and good expresso. He is a pedestrian guided by the philosophy of new urbanism and friend to the informed citizen.
See Also: TacomaAttorney.com - Tacoma's Only Divorce Lawyer

Kevin Freitas

Kevin Freitas, Creator of Feed Tacoma

This easygoing fellow happens to be one of the hardest working programmers & hobbyist photographers in the greater Tacoma area. He is a kindly shepherd on the great plains of the internets. Don’t be shy with your geology questions either!
See Also: FeedTacoma.com - Commune with the Hive Mind of Tacoma

Todd Matthews

Todd Matthews, Freelance Gonzo Journalist

An award winning journalist, Mr. Matthews isn't content to just passively write about his subject matter--he lives his subject matter! Here is a man who will not hesitate to get his knuckles dirty if there's a good story to be won.
See Also: Tacoma Daily Index (please excuse the frames site)

Art of Mark Vinsel

Vinsel.com, The Art of Mark Vinsel

Staunch supporter of the Alaskan fisherman, Mark Vinsel is a nice guy who's gona marry my crazy mom. He lives in Juneau now and does cool watercolors.
See Also: Juneau Artists Gallery | United Fishermen of Alaska | Aunt Barb