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, May 09, 2009


It's such a beautiful blue-sky day here in the Pacific Northwest (USA) today. My thoughts are already turning to the summer season and all the wonderful things that come along with summer. So I chose a summer page from Mrs. Trowbridge's journal, one of the poetry pages that she created for her children and grandchildren.

Summer was a grand time in Huckleberry Hollow. The grandest event was the midsummer Forest Festival, with a parade and lots of family events. But the young forest creatures were never without something to do. Every summer day was filled with fun and games, as seen above.

It's still months away, January 10, 2010 to be exact, but I'm already counting the days till our Painting in Paradise Workshop in Rarotonga. Some have already signed up, but there's still room for more. If you would like to learn how to paint exotic tropical flowers and landscapes in a South Sea paradise, you'll find all the info at the Painting in Paradise web site: