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.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Here's page two from Mrs. Trowbridge's story about a little shrew who found an egg beside the trail. The story will unfold in the coming weeks. Then, who knows, I might offer it as a book.

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Monday, June 01, 2009


Here's more from the poetry pages of Mrs. Trowbridge's journal. She would adapt to the needs of her readers, and it seems that she often used her clever limericks to entertain her children and grand children. This poem will continue for the next few episodes.

Join me for our next Painting in Paradise trip in July. We're making plans now for a Painting in Paradise watercolor workshop on the exotic Caribbean island of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact me at if you'd like to join us. Also, the big trip will be here before we know it, the Painting in Paradise Rarotonga workshop in the South Pacific. We leave on January 10, 2020. For details:

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