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.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Mrs. Trowbridge returns to show us her portrait skills. She devoted many pages in her journal to sketching her ladybug friends with tattooed shells. I might add that my Trowbridge unique visits went through the roof when I posted her page on "ladybug tattoos". I'm still getting tons of hits on that one.

Mrs. Fernwick, the subject of the portrait, was one of Mrs. T's best friends. She, too, was an artist, and they spent many happy days together sketching along Wild Rose Creek and in the high meadows. They often walked together into the village to do their weekly shopping and to attend social events. The rose in her portrait, is a Nootka rose, which grows in abundance in the Olympic Rain Forest.


Twisselman said...

Welcome back! Though it was just a 1-week absence. Hope this means you'll be able to post more often than you had thought. Realize that time is a scarce commodity. If they could, I'm sure Big Oil would figure a way to sell it by the gallon.

Mrs. Fernwick is set in a classic pose here, and Mrs. Trowbridge has done a superb job capturing her. Great feather and matching parasol.

Toni said...

Yea you posted! It is hard to break away for to long.
Mrs. T's portrait of Mrs. Fernwick is superb as Twisselman said.
You once asked about pens and i failled to respond before. Have you seen the parallel pens? Perhaps they would work better for you. BTW I'm going to add you to my side bar.

Geninne said...

Bron!!! Thank you for not leavin' us hangin' here... :-)
I need this's a feast for the eyes.
Mrs. Fernwick's attire is so posh and chic! Loved the feather...nice touch! You might wanna check out miss Daisy..I think Mrs. Fernwick and Miss Daisy would have lots to talk about fashonwise :-)
Thanks for posting!

cristosova said...

Glad you found some time to de-dust some more of Mrs. T´s chronicles and put them online :) I didn´t know the folks of Huckleberry Hollow were such fashionistas. Perhaps the divinity of nature makes one wanting to adorn oneself, too?

Michael O'Connell said...

you just can't help your self … can you… welcome back to Mrs. Trowbridge… illustrations and story are wonderfula s ever… hope everything works out and we see more of you

Amy Zaleski said...

I was so glad to see your little thumbnail! How adorable and lovely Mrs. Fernwick is in purple! Thanks for taking the time to post another page in the Chronicles!

The Tart said...

So sweet those boots! Lovely.

The Tart
; )

Lu*** said...

Happy anniversary for both, they are very cute! Son encantadores
un saludo!

flossy-p said...

Mrs Fernwick's husband will be thrilled!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I googled Lady bug tattoos and you came up number 6. I wonder if Mrs. T has ever googled herself?

brandelion said...

such lovely pink cheeks on Mrs. Fernwick! :)