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, April 07, 2012


Mrs. Trowbridge wrote and sketched many pages in her journal documenting her trips to the sea. She was very vocal about her love for the seashore. On this page she sketched one of the many games that they played on the beach. If you can find a map of the Olympic National Park in Washington State, you can actually follow the route that Mrs. T and her family traveled from Wild Rose Creek, down the Quinault River, across Lake Quinault, to the ocean. Unfortunately, Google Maps doesn't provide an adequate map of that area. Huckleberry Hollow is the village where Mrs. T once lived on Wild Rose Creek, just a short distance upstream from where it meets the Quinault River. 

If you enjoyed The Trowbridge Chronicles, you might like to check out my other art blog, Bron Smith's Flight's of Fantasy.


Doug said...

Great snails! fun piece!

theartofpuro said...

This is wonderful:)Love the details!Thanks for the comment and Happy Easter:)

Cindy D. said...

Wow, so cute! I just love those little tykes on the snails. Such a really lovely and fun scene!

Creations By Mit said...

Beyond cute! And the stretching of the snails' necks, & crouched positions of the riders & flying hat & banner still give the illusion of speed (albeit not the fastest!) and a true race!