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, December 20, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

The night forest was still and silent, except for a muffled chorus of squeaky voices coming from deep under the first snowfall of the season. It was a gathering of shrews, celebrating their holiday season by making merry and singing holiday anthems.

I selected this painting by Mrs. Trowbridge because as I write this we are in the middle of our first big winter storm in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The first snow fall of the season has covered our world with a big soft white blanket. As Christmas draws near, we eagerly anticipate our upcoming holiday gatherings. Soon we will be making the trip through the snow to my hometown to celebrate the joy of family and the birth of the Christ Child.

May your family gatherings be filled with peace and joy, and your carols echo throughout the forest.

20 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Lovely PF!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ginger*:)* said...

Our good wishes go to you and your family as well. This painting is truly beautiful and captures all the warmth of within Violet's little home as well as the lovely light and sparkly snow outside.

I wish you safety on your journey, and a blessed Christmas.

carla said...

Happy Christmas, Bron! And the same to Mrs. T. I'm glad she's cozy in her house beneath the snow. You have a safe trip and a wonderful holiday:> - carla

Raluca C said...

Merry Christmas!!What a sweet illo and a sweet winter story!

Tomás Serrano said...

Nice drawing and awesome hand letter.

enigma said...

i remember your blog...the chronicles. always cute!! ^_^

Eric Barclay said...

Great work as always, Bron. Really love your illustrations and story lines. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Roberta said...

Oh my goodness.. this is the cutest little cottage ever!!
Love it and your writings!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Wow... just wow! Incredible work. :) Merry Christmas and God bless you.

theartofpuro said...

There aren't words,it's so magical.love everything of it.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

md said...

now that's what i call a White Christmas. Totally captivating. Hope Your enjoys yours.

Doug said...

excellent illo, Bron! It is so cozy looking... but this is as close as I want to get to being snowed in :0)

studio lolo said...

I'd like to transport myself into Violet's cottage for the holidays. How wonderful this is! You've sure captured that cozy, snuggled-in first snowfall feeling, Bron.

Wishing you and yours a safe and joyous Christmas celebration, and all good things in the new year ahead.
Looking forward to more posts in '09...no pressure though ;)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It's simply amazing how you set the scene and tone with your delicious illustrations. I can just hear the crunch, crunch of the snow and the muffled voices of the little folks inside singing! It's a wonderful scene. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful gift with all of us! Great work once again. Merry Christmas!

ValGalArt said...

very magical dear Bron! You remind us of the best parts of this season!!! Have a beautiful time :)

Sara said...

Mmm! Cozy and warm at home, nice atmosphere.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

A very happy new year to you and your family.. and to Mrs. T and her family too!

CharlieCreek said...

I've only just found this site and I think that I am going to be spending some time here!

Amy C said...

oh so sweet - the light in this illustration is so wonderful.

Poerty Girl said...

I love this painting. It's so sweet how you chose somethig for christmas. I know it's not in season, but merry Christmas and happy holidays. Best wishes!