Prayer, Creativity & Faith

Psalm of the Artist – Guest Post from Irene Fridsma

Grateful to my friend Irene Fridsma for sharing her beautiful poetry and art with us here today. She’s a beautiful, talented and amazing woman, and I’m so glad to call her a friend.


Paint to the Lord
colors of joy
colors of sadness
Paint to the Lord

Bold blocks of color
tentative brush strokes
strong sweeps of color
Paint to the Lord

Prayer on the canvas
display the true colors
integrity, honesty
Paint to the Lord

Tints, shades and hues
splash on the canvas
color life joyously
Paint to the Lord

~Irene Fridsma

Irene was the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Michigan Dyer-Ives poetry contests and is the author of several self-published chapbooks which are a mix of poetry, prose, photos and original artwork. Her current hobby list includes photography, knitting socks, writing and painting. Past list includes some obscure crafts like lamp shade construction, macrame, felting, card making, jewelry, and handmade paper. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband of nearly 50 years. He supports all of her explorations into the world of creative expression. They have 4 grown children, 16 grandchildren, a dog named Penny and 9 grand-dogs.

One Response to “Psalm of the Artist – Guest Post from Irene Fridsma”

  1. Thelma says:

    Wonderful talented lady!!

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