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, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

I hope you feel the warm glow of Christmas this year. Best wishes for a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bron Smith and Mrs. Trowbridge.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I have found great enjoyment in exploring the ancient rain forest through Mrs. Trowbridge's journal entries and paintings. And I have learned much about life among the small creatures in the rain forest by reading her journal and observing her paintings.

I have learned from Mrs. T that the small creatures of the rain forest were highly superstitious.  Much like the early Greeks and Romans, they took their mythical creatures very seriously. In the page below Mrs.T describes the ladybug angels as well as their nemesis, the "black ladybugs". Of course, the rain forest creatures didn't celebrate Christmas as we do, but Mrs. T's above painting, which depicts their pearlescent white ladybug angels, somehow reminded me of the angels that announced the birth of the Christ child.

Have you seen my other blog, Bron Smith's Flights of Fantasy? Check it out.