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.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

BUTTERFLY TATTOOS

Look for pictures of Huckleberry Hollow soon. I'll be trekking into Trowbridge Country in about two weeks. I can't wait to get back to explore this magical place in the rain forest.

This week Mrs. Trowbridge is all atwitter because another trend is sweeping through the forest, and, as you know by now, she doesn't take to new trends. She likes the old ways. With her brilliant colors and deft brushstrokes she captures the butterfly tattoos beautifully in her journal.

16 comments:

JO said...

Your butterfly tattoos are charming.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

At least they haven't gotten into piercings yet. Mrs. T would really faint then! And the baby-pinky story is just adorable. It must have been so much fun to draw those little babies.

Gabrielle said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Mrs T on this topic. Enjoy what you've naturally got.

This week's entry is especially priceless, the writing is wonderful.

Ginger*:)* said...

Ah, deftly captured I must say. Violet how well you have shown the young ones tattoos. These creatures are worth the time it took you to record their beauty.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Wooh! I love these tattoos. My favourite is stained glass rainbow.

By the way, glad to see you popping in again to share with us the wonders of Trowbridge. ;)

The Tart said...

I would like one of each!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

luisa brehm said...

i love your things, you know ....
they have magic !!!
thanks for passing by ;-)))

scribblesk said...

Such charming tattooed butterflies! What will they think of next1

mishka said...

I LOVE your colors. The butterflies are so happy.

alle said...

i really enjoy the chronicles! the illustrations is just the style i most favourite of..

HARDWAX said...

Mrs.Trowbridge is amazing as ever in her rendering of the young and impulsive butterflies, although each is very pretty-star burst is my fav. Love your work Mrs.Trowbridge!

I'll be looking for those new pictures-wonderful.

untamechildofnature said...

Beautiful colors and patterns.

Sherry said...

Thought about getting a small butterfly tattoo myself once. Of course these are actually the butterflies themselves that are getting the tatoos. . .and they are quit lovely. . .

By the way I never got the tattoo. But if I did, I would have Madam Lucy to minem as hers are spledid!!

Sherry

tiffinix said...

Gorgeous tattoos! Wow they are all so vivid and unique. Beautiful - just so beautiful.

aynaku said...

your excellent work makes me suddenly remeber that I went once for butterflies somewhere in the Jungle of Negros...So i'll post something on, sooner or later!
[yours is definetely an inspiring blog,thanx for sharing...]
:)

ValGalArt said...

i love butterflies but i had no idea this trend was going around! It seems worth the pain though...