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, February 26, 2011


This is a sketch that Mrs. Trowbridge drew that never turned into a painting. She did very refined sketches, preferring to have everything nailed down before she began applying paint. This is a portion of the trail that leads from Huckleberry Hollow to the Quinault River Valley below. All of the small creatures used this trail to get to and from the river valley to the high meadows. It passed right through Huckleberry Hollow.

One thing notable about this section of trail is that the hollow snag just behind the big tree in the foreground was inhabited by a swarm of bees. It became the primary source of honey for the small creatures around Huckleberry Hollow.


studio lolo said...

So nice to see you, Bron!

I'm wondering if the honey source is also a source of anxiety :)
Just having to pass it by daily, etc.

And I see bunny ears to the left in that broken tree, and perhaps an eye as well!

So much is always going on in your illustrations. a real treat!

Rubin Pingk said...

This looks precarious.

Very charming. It feels like it's own fleshed out world.

Great drawing. That trail makes me nervous.

art is jokken said...

I love your drawing !

Coreopsis said...

Wonderful, detailed drawing!

theartofpuro said...

This is amazing!Magiacal!