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.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Our little shrew has just encountered a green baby dragon with a polka dot pattern, fresh out of the shell. At this point it doesn't look like much of a friendship could develop. If your whiskers were singed by a fire-breathing dragon, you too may have second thoughts about nurturing a friendship.

Friday, September 04, 2009


I decided to try something different from my traditional Trowbridge format. Sometimes more time passes between Trowbridge posts than I would like, so from time to time I thought I would post some images that I created myself. Some of you who are fans of Mrs. Trowbridge's stories and paintings may not know that I dabble in art a little myself. Mrs. Trowbridge will always be the star of the blog, but I might sprinkle in a few of my own images along the way. That should help me to post a little more frequently.

This first illustration is a professional project that I just completed, depicting a famous college team football player who can't wait to go out for pizza after the much so that he's hallucinating. If you're a footbal fan, you'll recognize the design and colors on his uniform.

The January 2010 date is drawing nearer, and two more signed up last week for my upcoming Painting in Paradise workshop in Rarotonga. Here's more info:

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