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.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

THE QUIET GOLDEN DAWN

Even in Huckleberry Hollow life can be stressful at times, especially if you're a Trowbridge shrew. You'd be stressed, too, if you had to eat your weight in grubs and sowbugs everyday just to stay alive. That's what a Trowbridge shrew has to do. On this week's page, Mrs. Trowbridge writes about how she deals with her stress.

22 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

This is lovely - such a sweet and gentle mood :)

Michelle Lana said...

very nice! what a cute illo!

the enigma said...

wow, beautiful.. how can you made this so serene and peaceful is beyond me..

Duncan said...

Damn that's cute - like the out of focus background.

Amy Zaleski said...

What a beautiful sentiment...I love the dawn too, even if I"m rarely up that early to enjoy its benefits. On occasion, though, I do walk up to the beach early when I have the whole shore to myself and I feel the way Mrs. T does. The illustration is gorgeous, Bron! I've been meaning to ask you...what is your medium? The background almost looks real!

scribblesk said...

So exquisitely pensive and ethereal!

Rivaldo Barboza said...

Very beautifull!!
I love this picture.

tusen said...

so lovely and peaceful. I agree with Duncan - the out of focus background was a great idea.

Twisselman said...

I've missed checking in Mrs Trowbridge. Wonderfully calming and beautiful. Gotta like the ladybug, too.

michael dailey said...

love watchin the sun rise and to sit by the river watchin it flow on by, very peaceful and quiet. great illo and continuing story

HARDWAX said...

Ahhh, to live in Mrs Trowbridge's world, not that the bittersweet isn't a part of her life as well, it's just that she takes everything in stride with a simple elegance and finesse. A lovely place of peace and quiet, so beautifully rendered!

paula said...

I could go for a de-stressing stroll with Mrs. T. to sit on a rock by a babbling creek at dawn. Sounds like just the cure. Lovely illo as usual, Bron.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Such a great scene, and fun to read too!

Doug said...

Nicely done! I agree... that soft focus background is a really nice touch.

Michelle Lana said...

thanks for the comment on my blog! really appreciate it! take care...

Gabrielle said...

Congratulations, Bron, you have been DRAWN! (that rhymes doesn't it?)
http://drawn.ca/2006/10/06/the-trowbridge-chronicles/

Wee Cottage said...

Hey Bron, I haven't stopped by in a while and had such a great time catching up - thanks for the wonderful illustrations and great inspiration! Always lovely!

Sherry said...

This is truly wonderful! She is so pretty! She seems so peaceful!

Anonymous said...

Beautyfull work of love.
Un abrazo!
CALVI!

cristosova said...

Congratulations for being featured on DRAWN! Mrs. Trowbridge´s fame is spreading. I just had a look at the beautiful photographs around the Trowbridge Trek, really stunning, a mystical world.
Greetings,
c.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Wonderful detail, her face and posture illuminate calmness and quiet. thank you for posting!

ratlion said...

Love this one...she's adorable, so is the picture...
:)