The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Here they are...the Trowbridge Chronicles. After several years of keeping this illustrated journal hidden away in my attic, I have decided to post the pages in bite-size bits over a long period of time. They were written and illustrated by a tiny shrew who lived a long time ago in the Olympic Rain Forest. To read more about how I found the chronicles, click on "the Story of the Trowbridge Chronicles". Click on the image to get a closer look at Mrs. Trowbridge's delicate watercolor renderings.

I chose this page first because Mrs. T spoke often about how her husband's teas and cakes had so much FLAVOR. I wish I could have sampled them. You won't find fiddle fern tea at Starbucks...only in Huckleberry Hollow.

20 comments:

Doug said...

Yea! You made it to Illustration Friday! I absolutely love the soft little watercolor illustrations! I hope you make many friends here!

Holly said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see the whole series. Cheers! And welcome to IF. Enjoy!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is so dear, charming, inviting, delightful! How kind of you to share it with us, but why not send a few pages to a publisher right now, before you give it away to the whole world. It has such potential! The illustrations, the calligraphy and the manuscript are captivating! JUST Wonderful.

(email me for more info)

Twisselman said...

Very rich and flavorful post! Wonderful illustrations! Woodrow pulling his cart to work at 3 a.m... yes, bakers have to get to work early. Lived above a bakery once and woke to the best smells.

creative kismet said...

Very nice!! Welcome to Illustration Friday!!

rubio2d said...

Wellcome Bron, incredible painting! Very excellent and nice work.

Ellen said...

OMG! YOU are AWESOME!

ValGalArt said...

i am in love with this already! i cannot wait for the next one!!!! the illo is adorable and the text is scrumptious!!!

Michael said...

Wow! Bron, your stunning discovery in your attic is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing - I'll be back for sure!

Happy New Year!

Eric Smith said...

This is amazing!!! Looks like I got a lot to live up to for our stats-wars. Let the games begin. :)

M. Spalding said...

This shrew sure could paint! Fantastic work and welcome to Illustration Friday!

Dee said...

I am in love with your shrew! Enchanted woodland creatures have a very special place in my heart, and I would definitely like to see this in print. Great use of text, color and layout. Oh, and welcome to I-Fri!

Kyle Jones said...

Awesome! Keep em coming!

Courtney said...

Beautiful and comforting.

Jennifer VanSchoyck said...

I agree with everyone this is fantastic! I too would love to see it in print!

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