Sunday, December 25, 2011

Leave a peppermint stick for old St. Nick...

Wishing everyone a very Chiggy Christmas
filled with love, peace and joy.


The Carol of the Birds
(a traditional Catalonian Carol)

When rose the eastern star, the birds came from a-far,
in that full night of glory.
With one melodious voice they sweetly did rejoice
and sang the wonderous story,
sang, praising God on high, enthroned above the sky,
and his fair mother Mary.

The eagle left his lair, came winging through the air,
his message loud arising.
And to his joyous cry the sparrow made reply,
his answer sweetly voicing.
"Overcome are death and strife, this night is born new life",
the robin sang rejoicing.
When rose the eastern star, the birds came from a-far.

(addendum...I forgot to mention this was painting 100 in the 100 Painting Challenge! I've completed two years of the challenge and now have 200 paintings to show for it. Time to start year three...no rest for the wicked!)

17 comments:

DeanO said...

Beautiful painting and poem. Merry Christmas and God bless;

holdingmoments said...

A lovely card for Christmas Kelly.
I hope you and your family have a great time.

KaHolly said...

Merry Christmas, Kelly!! Love your card and poem.

TexWisGirl said...

i love your sweet painting! merry christmas, kelly!

Roy said...

And the same to you! Here's a nice version of the carol by Joan Baez from 1966 to go with Chiggy.

Vickie said...

Lovely painting and verse! Merry Christmas!

Bob Bushell said...

A great time for the birds as well, I hope that you fed them. Lovely picture of christmas.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hallelujah... Jesus is born!!!! Here's hoping you and your loved ones are having a blessed Christmas. We definitely are!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Now that is a Christmas card if I ever saw one! LOVE it.

I've missed coming by--but I'll be catching up with all your beautiful photos soon.

Teri C said...

This is absolutely wonderful Kelly.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Kelly,
Hope you're enjoying the christmas festivitied so far!! I like that card, ver y nice, another of your paintings ? :-)

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and the new coming Year!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Kelly,
Beautiful painting!! Very nice to see with that christmas candy!!

A wish you a wonderful christmas and all the luck and health for 2012 with much photo pleasure!!

Greetings, Marco

Kerri said...

Oh how lovely! Hope your Christmas was FAB!

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas. Love, Peace and Joy...we can never get enough of it!

...yes...I received a lot of questions about it via email. This was painting 100 in the 100 Paintings Challenge! Two years and 200 paintings are under my belt....now to start year three!

Log Cabin Studio said...

Love the painting Kelly.
All the best in the New Year.
Caroline

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the sweet Chickadee! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that you'll have a fantastic New Year!

Congrats on 200 paintings!

Elaine said...

Congrats on reaching your goal in the 100 Painting Challenge, and you capped it with one that is gorgeous! The poem is beautiful and perfect with your painting. Hope you had a delightful Christmas.