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 19, 2012


Some of Mrs. Trowbridge's journal pages were quite whimsical. This is such a page. You'll notice that she used a line and wash technique in this painting. It seems quite appropriate at present, since the finale of Dancing With the Stars airs in three days.

Wherever she went, and whatever would cross her sight, Mrs.T would write about it and sketch life as she saw it in the rain forest, In this sketch she captured the dashing Phinneas Toad and his lovely wife and dance partner, Lily Paddington. Every year Phinneas and Lily are the stars of the Frog Hop, a grand even that it attended by hundreds of frogs that hop in from far and wide.

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