Monday, June 10, 2019

# Guest Posts

My Love for the Psalms by Cherie Burbach @cherieburbach #guest

My Love for the Psalms

By Cherie Burbach

I’m thrilled to be able to talk about my latest book, Painting the Psalms. Thanks for having me.

I’ve been a writer and artist my entire life, since I was a little girl. I’ve been fortunate enough to have done both of those pursuits as a full-time career for the last 15 years or so. I’ve written for many companies and done a lot of different art projects, but doing a book that combined art and faith was on my to-do list for quite a long time.

While I started painting early on in life, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I connected my love of art with the appreciation I had for the Psalms. Not only were they the “Bible’s poetry,” which appealed to me, many of them were attributed to King David, which interested me even more. After all, we get a different side of David through the Psalms. He shares his wonder at being “fearfully made” and his appreciation for all that God’s blessings have provided. We also see his regret at the mistakes he made and how he struggled with the family issues his own sin created.
I find comfort in seeing this emotional side of David since I can relate to feeling anxious about life or joyful in the wonder of God’s works.

The Psalms have influenced my art in many ways and in Painting the Psalms I share some of my favorite paintings and the emotion behind them. I have included verses from the Psalms that have stood out to me and sometimes I’ve painted the image that the words call up for me while other times I’ve highlighted the words in the painting.

The images included in this book are in no particular order, nor do they contain every Psalm. It is a big book and I’m sure it will continue to inspire me for years to come. It is my hope that this collection of art and my reflections bless and inspire you.

Cherie Burbach is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She has penned and contributed to articles for Readers Digest, Family Circle, (NY Times), NBC/Universal,, Christianity Today, and more.

Cherie also likes to express herself with mixed media art, combining Bible verses and her own poetry with special papers, acrylics, oils, ink, and more. She includes book pages, music sheets, and other random things in her art to create something that celebrates a hopeful, faith-filled message.

Cherie has been especially inspired by the Psalms, and has created a series of ecourses called Painting the Psalms, which includes mixed media painting projects all inspired by the Psalms in some way.
Each project is diverse in terms supplies, technique, and composition.

She is also the author of Painting the Psalms, which is part art book, part devotional.


Author: Cherie Burbach
Publisher: Bonjour Publishing
Pages: 104
Genre: Christian Nonfiction


In Painting the Psalms, artist Cherie Burbach shares original, mixed-media paintings that contain a positive, faith-filled message. Each painting contains inspiration from the Psalms in some way, through the imagery, words, or emotion contained within the verses. Cherie uses a variety of mediums and techniques to create art that is filled with depth and whimsy. It is her hope that this book will inspire you to look at the Psalms in a new way so you can celebrate your faith and believe in the message. Some of the paintings were created during Cherie’s popular “Painting the Psalms” series of ecourses, where she demonstrates step-by-step progress from start to finish, including all the small details that make mixed media paintings come alive with texture and color.



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