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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Click "Older Posts" on lower right of each post page for MORE earlier posted stories and art.

Art Assorted by Joy

Art Assorted Mediums
by Joy

Fruit Carving for Tu'B'Shvat
Cantaloupes and radishes do not grow on trees, I know.
Read separate full illustrated story about cantaloupe:
This was the only time I'd carved a cantaloupe. 
I had carved watermelons for baskets.
Tools were similar to those I'd used in wood carving and biology classes.
by Joy Krauthammer ©

Ceci n'est pas une cantaloupe
Cantaloupe Carving
Got Milk?
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Portrait of Aviva, masked.
I shot and developed photo in dark room, and hand-colored pink mask.
I learned to appreciate hand color in the sixties from my mother, z'l.
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Porcelain Plate 
Painted by Joy, member of American Ceramics Society, in workshop.
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Ceramic Tile Painting
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Very first woodcut and print 1968
sketched from my very first ceramic pots 1968
wheel, lid, hand-built
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Bears Focus on 'Fear No Art'
Joy's Bear Button Collection
© Joy Krauthammer 


Scrapbook

My first attempt at decorating/framing each photo to enhance the album pages' presentation.
A loving gift I created and gave to friends in the photos, the Klaristenfelds.
I created these pages of their family, a couple months after my husband, z'l, died, 2006.
For a couple sessions, I went to WeSpark, a cancer support community.
WeSpark was the only place I felt comfortable,
 and this was the first art project (out of love) I was able to do while in mourning, in grief.
As a Caregiver Angel Warrior for years, my art making had been delayed.
by Joy Krauthammer ©


EXODUS HEALING
G*d playing Timbrel of Miriyahm
crossing the Yahm Suf
Torn Paper 
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Digital Art
When I bought my iMac and then my MacBookPro a couple years ago, I didn't have an interest in creating digital art because I could use colored markers and paper. Now I use PhotoShop CS5 and it IS fun exploring and making personal gifts for others on my iMac, as well as decorating my personal 80 + websites.


Ivdu Et HaShem B'Simcha
Joy Krauthammer ©

Mogen Dovid concept and photos 
by Joy Krauthammer © 


Joy's Shoe Palace
8 photo montage
© Joy Krauthammer

Happy Mother's Day
photos and collage by Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Happy Mother's Day greeting 
created by Joy Krauthammer © 
Orchids belongs to sister.


Happy Father's Day greeting 
created by Joy Krauthammer © 
Orchids belongs to sister.



I love creating purple Joy art!
Hmm, is that tube shape a donut, a bagel, earring, or a frame drum I love to play?
or is it the wheel of a favorite vehicle with Joy reflected in its shiny metal?





LET GO   LET ART
© Joy Krauthammer


LET GO     LET ART
© Joy Krauthammer


MORE DIGITAL ART

Learning Photoshop CS5's apps, with instruction, I created many pieces.

The CITY buildings were probably done partially in Illustrator and then moved into Photoshop to add the photos. (I've never used Illustrator since...)

For hours and hours, I drew all the lines in perspective to create buildings. I guess like an architect. I colored my building.  I then added real building photos to MY buildings to create facades. Here's one I found from 3 years ago, pre-facades.

An earlier project I did with both Illustrator and Photoshop is "Joy's Fantasy Room ~ There's No Place Like Home", posted else-where on this site.

This project was so frustrating that most of the remaining students finally quit, and the school cancelled the class because of only a few remaining students. Why didn't they hire a proper Grapics computer teacher instead of a music teacher after they fired the prior nasty Graphics teacher? Finally the entire computer program with 30 Apples and lots of classes was shut down. Wish I had a live local Photoshop class. Apple won't teach Photoshop!



LA SKY
© Joy Krauthammer 
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Another learning piece I did was to create a flyer for the school's computer class.
I used images, and created the layout and test.

I thought this came out well, and personally delivered it to the school's principal.

© Joy Krauthammer 

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Painted Path

Painted Path
© Joy Krauthammer
River of Light
© Joy Krauthammer

Happy Birthday Maya
© Joy Krauthammer
Painted Path details
© Joy Krauthammer
River of Light 
upper left
© Joy Krauthammer

Psalm 46:4  There is a River whose streams make glad the City of G*d. 
Psalm 23:2  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
Genesis 2:10  A river watering the garden flowed from Eden;
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Haftarat Yom Kippur
Isaiah. 57:14

"G*d says, 'Pave a road, pave a road. Lift up the obstacle from my people's path."

The prophet exhorts us in G*d's name to pave a road of goodness and proper behavior, and to lift up the obstacle placed in our path by the Evil Inclination. - Stone Chumash



"Teach us to count our days, 
that we can attain a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:10
© Joy Krauthammer 

Kindness, Beauty and Light
© Joy Krauthammer 
Canby, Oregon  2014


This Is The Day
Psalm 118:24
© Joy Krauthammer 


"My soul sings praise to Thee endlessly, and I give thanks to You always." 
 - Psalm 30:13
© Joy Krauthammer 


"G*d is my light and my salvation."  - Psalm 27:1  "Hashem Ori v’Yish’i"
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014
Jacaranda
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2013/12/clouds-of-glory-2-rainbow-sunrise-sunset.html


"As water reflects one's face, 
so to the heart of one to another. "
Proverbs 27:19
© Joy Krauthammer  8.2014


ELUL
The King and Queen Are In The Field
© Joy Krauthammer 


Crying Wailing Tears
joy & quiet B'SEDER
card for Eve
© Joy Krauthammer 


Crying Wailing Tears
joy & quiet All OK
card for Eve
© Joy Krauthammer 


Crying Wailing Tears
May Mayim Chayim Comfort
card for Eve
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ribono Shel Olam
© Joy Krauthammer 


3 Pomegranates
Exhibited Creative Soul Gallery
© Joy Krauthammer 


L'Shana Tova
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pomegranate Tree of Life Sephirat
© Joy Krauthammer 


JOY Pomegranate Seeds
May you be blessed to experience Divine JOY during Sukkot.   
© Joy Krauthammer   
"Be joyful at your Feast."  - Deut. 16:14


JOY Pomegranate Seeds
May you be blessed to experience Divine Joy IN YOUR SUKKAH
© Joy Krauthammer   
"Be joyful at your Feast."  - Deut. 16:14

Pomegranate Seeds Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 2014


Pomegranate Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 2014

POM & PALM

Chag Sameach
© Joy Krauthammer 
The schach of a kosher sukkah serves as the medium through which we absorb supernal wisdom and understanding. - Arizal


Happy Birthday
© Joy Krauthammer 


Happy Birthday
expanded 'smudge' collage
© Joy Krauthammer 


Happy Birthday
collage
© Joy Krauthammer 


 Placemats of Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 


Happy Birthday
© Joy Krauthammer 


Happy Birthday
© Joy Krauthammer 

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EXODUS
Timbrel of Miriyahm
crossing the Yahm Suf
Torn Paper 
by Joy Krauthammer ©


MORE JUDAICA
SILK PAINTINGS

Miriyahm and the Women Dancing With Their Timbrels
silk painting
learned with Smadar
by Joy Krauthammer © 2011


Miriyahm and the Women Dancing With Their Timbrels and Dove
silk painting for Pesach pillowcase
by Joy Krauthammer © 2013

Miriyahm and the Women published in:
"The Shalom Report"
illustrates:
"The Looooong Narrow Pharaoh and The Midwives Who Gave Birth to Freedom"
by Rabbis Phyllis Ocean Berman and Arthur Ocean Waskow



Timbrel of Miriyahm Dancing Through Kriyat Yahm Suf
silk painting
by Joy Krauthammer © 


Timbrel of Miriyahm, Shabbat Shira, Torah Parsha Beshalach
Self-Portrait in freedom, in the beginning.
© Joy Krauthammer


Silk Heart
Joy Krauthammer ©

LEV Heart Art
silk painting for Pesach pillowcase
by Joy Krauthammer © 2013

Published in: The Creative Soul site "ART FOR THE SOUL, Jewish Artists Reflect". 
May 2013
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Poem for LEV HEART ART was published in Kol ALEPH, online journal.

http://kolaleph.org/2013/06/05/kol-aleph-presents-words-to-inspire/
A Kol ALEPH Feature:  Words to Inspire
June 5, 2013 issue
"This lovely bit of poetry by Joy Krauthammer inspired us when we had a long day at the office!" - Kol ALEPH

http://joys-art.blogspot.com/2009/12/published-art.html

G*d Loves Me

Outlining a radiant heart
to fill with intense red and purple
is exciting to me.

Freely splashing water
and wildly brushing layers of color onto silk
is satisfying for me.

A frosting of salty tears
add surprise and a magical marbling finale.

With a bit of a broken heart
I dance on silk, knowing
G*d loves me.

- Joy Krauthammer

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Simchat Chochmah ~ Joy of Wisdom
silk painting
learned with Smadar
by Joy Krauthammer ©
(I have a good time painting on silk and using salt.)



Sherri Celebrates Simchat Chochmah
Silk art used as program cover for Simchat Chochmah
by Joy Krauthammer ©


EXODUS TIMBRELS
Miriyahm & the Women
crossing the Yahm Suf
painting
by Joy Krauthammer ©


POMEGRANATES
Garden of Gila
by Joy Krauthammer ©
Perek Shira 3:4 The Pomegranate Is Singing
"Your cheeks are like a piece of Pomegranate behind your veil." (Song of Songs 4:3)
(Published in R. Arthur Segal's Jewish Spiritual Renewal, Song of Nature)


POMEGRANATE STAR
by Joy Krauthammer ©


SHANA TOVA
© Joy Krauthammer 


SHANA TOVA
G'mar Chatima Tova / A good Sealing in the Book of Life
© Joy Krauthammer 


JOY's HANDS
by Joy Krauthammer ©


JOY'S Purple FEET
self-portrait
Visting the Women's Surrealism exhibit, LACMA
by Joy Krauthammer ©

more FEET Self-Portraits:


JOY'S Purple FEET
self-portrait
Visting the Caravaggio exhibit, LACMA
by Joy Krauthammer ©



JOY'S FACE
The Secret to Life is Enjoying the Passage of Time

Framed photo collage by Joy Krauthammer ©
Gift for couple Marilyn and Mike Berger
 photo © Marilyn's brother

The title of art is the theme of a party that Marilyn hosted.
The theme is painted also onto a clock I own by STIX.
At 65th birthday party for Marilyn, her brother took this photo of me holding my gift.
Sadly, Marilyn died shortly after after courageously braving long illness.
Marilyn's, z'l, Yahrzeit is 22 Shvat.
I treasure my memories of this loving, generous Jewish woman, Marilyn,
and I regularly visit her grave.

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Dried Persimmons 
© Joy Krauthammer



You Tubes by Joy

These first 2 UTubes created from photos (slide shows) make me happy to view them. 
I hope you enjoy them. See links below for all.

The third You Tube is a real video with my original sound. 
Ripple Reflections #2 (my 4th You Tube) is filmed over many days, and during different times of day and is longer for a longer meditation.

Ripple Reflections #2 and Floating Flowers is my first Trailer!

               

"PERSIMMON Drying" You Tube by Joy Krauthammer 



Edith & Hachiyah Persimmon Drying with Joy   2:31

by Joy Krauthammer, Joy to the World

11/1/10




"PERSIMMON Drying" You Tube by Joy Krauthammer 

is published in Persimmon TreeSpring 2012

an Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty



Take a look and enjoy the magazine. 


Direct link: 


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"Happy Chanukah"  1:35

by Joy Krauthammer, Joy to the World, 2011

12/9/2010


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Meditation Movies




"RIPPLE REFLECTIONS 1" -  2 min
You Tube by Joy Krauthammer 

My very first MOVIE, and with original sound and on UTube.
Sept. 2012, Elul 5772
A Shehecheyanu moment.


RIPPLE REFLECTIONS #2 With Joy 9 min

RIPPLE REFLECTIONS #2 & Floating Flowers Trailer - 1 min

RIPPLE REFLECTIONS #2 With Joy 9 min
http://vimeo.com/53791819
(This link changes and one may have to be a Vimeo member (free) to view movies.)

My second iMovie, RR #2, and with original sound and nature is published on Vimeo and also You Tube.
Vimeo says their members "are intelligent and creative people."  :)
Nov. 19, 2012,  Kislev 5773
(I like the gematria of 19. Oneness.)
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CITYSCAPES 


© Joy Krauthammer 

I traveled to visit my grandbaby in rainy Maryland from sunny California, and I shot CITYSCAPES. 

As a member of 52 Frames photo group, this was our week's theme. 

Turned several photos into a short slide show. 1:34  

Likes and Comments are always appreciated.
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Joy Krauthammer DRUMS THE BLUES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS1Dlg-T-yg


Joy Krauthammer Drums the Blues
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hmm
My charcoal art below looks similar to my photography art above as seen in later movies.




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My photography illustrates exhibit of books
Pirke Avot, Ethics of Our Fathers and Mothers, Amerian Jewish University, May - Aug. 2014

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CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates and creating collages
Joy Krauthammer ©


CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates.
Joy Krauthammer ©



CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates and photographing plates and meeting the owners.
Joy Krauthammer ©


CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates.
Joy Krauthammer ©

CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates.
Joy Krauthammer ©

CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates.
Joy Krauthammer ©

CA auto vanity license plates
JOY loves finding happy license plates.
Joy Krauthammer ©

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12 comments:

  1. I love, love, LOVE your persimmon video / music.
    Julie

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  2. Hi Joy,
    The water ripples, the bird-songs, the gongs all combine to make a hypnotic and meditative work of art that is soothing and lovely.
    Thanks for creating it and sharing it with me.
    Love, Jean

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  3. Your Heart art is exquisite!
    Cindy

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  4. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    What a beautiful holiday greeting.
    So nice to see it and to hear from you.
    Chag Sameach
    Love, Sue

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  5. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    Very colorful collage of several of your creations from over the years.
    You are one creative lady!!
    chag samayach v'kasher.
    barbara

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  6. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    Thank you for your beautiful wishes Joy.
    Did I tell you how much I loved your photographs? Just gorgeous.
    I didn't know you were such a visual artist.
    Peace and blessings,
    Gerard

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  7. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    The collage is beautiful.
    Ahavah,
    Ahavah

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  8. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    Beautiful images!

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  9. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    Lovely....thank you Joy...
    Chag Sameyach to you and all Blessings and Joy to Joy
    Rachel Brill

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  10. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    Dear Joy,
    WOW! I feel sooo blessed!
    Thank you for your many ways to honor the personal Pesach journey! From my heart to yours,
    xxo sending love, deedee

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  11. (Miriyahm Exodus collage)
    beautiful!
    Regards,
    Paulette

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  12. (Chag Sameach palm pom)
    I love your art and photography! MAGNIFICENT!
    xoxo Cindy

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BlesSings, Joy