CollageMarcia's Art

Heaven And Nature Sing

By December 20, 2015August 31st, 20204 Comments

I want to capture the joy of the Christmas season by using bright red cardinals. I want to suggest snow, and so, I look through my painted papers.

Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.


I begin this piece with an icy blue background. Then, I add pine cones and evergreens that are torn, so they suggest a touch of snow. I had painted the green papers 4 years ago, and I had painted dots of white to suggest snow.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together. Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. Psalm 98


Next, I add two red cardinals. They are vividly colored birds with unique markings. The bright red brings joy to my soul.

The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:12


My matted and framed collage – Winter Cardinals

My collage of “nature singing” is complete, and my own heart sings a bit as I place this work in my bedroom. It will encourage my heart when I go through the next chemo – coming up Christmas Eve. I know Heaven will be singing as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our saviour and rescuer from sin, darkness, cancer and death. And, so will the birds!





  • Jane says:

    Love the cardinals . Are you making copies and selling them. Every time I see a cardinal I feel it’s like s kiss from God.

  • Susan Powell says:

    Beautiful,my friend!! The sentiments,the finished picture…the pure JOY that is represented in the colors of the Blood that He shed for us! So we could enjoy an Eternity of that Joy in His Presence! Keeping you close in prayers,and will remember to be praying ‘specifically’ on Christmas Eve,as you go through another chemo treatment…”Covered by His Grace”,every step of the way,and hopefully,feeling all of the Loving Prayers of your MFC of “Forever Sister-Friends.You are so loved.Sue4Him xoxo

  • Dotty Sullivan says:

    Spent 20 min.looking at the beautiful art, and meditating on the Scriptures, songs, words written by such a talented “Lady”.Thank you Marcia,for sharing your gift.I love it and have been ‘blessed’ by it.Keeping you in prayer.Dotty Sullivan

  • Lori says:

    Thank you Marcia – my favorite birds too! You are so talented! Blessings!

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