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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

JOYous Nature Photo Walk





JOYous Nature PHOTO WALK 

with Joy Krauthammer


"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau  (Journal, 5 August 1851)


On Joyous Nature Photo Walk, with your camera or phone, shoot consciously with your heart and mind, all the joy, wonder and sacred moments you ‘see', and 'dance with your soul’ as you experience Hod / beauty that inspires awe and gratitude. 

Mindfully breathe in deeply and smile as you gaze upon The Creator’s gifts. Grasp essence of splendor that can’t be understood. Recognize and honor the Divine Presence, the radiance of energy we are, and is reflected back to us. 

Prepare for Tu B’Shvat / Birthday of the Trees, and take home a fig tree, gift from Joy. 

Photos and videos by Joy fill her 80+ websites, are published in books, magazines, and on-line, and adorn spiritual and government websites. Revealing the Holy One, her photos have been exhibited at the Jewish Federation, Exodus Festival, Brandeis-Bardin, Mount Sinai Cemetery, and 2014 at American Jewish University and 2014, Creative Soul Gallery, NY. Joy’s images are shared weekly online in 52 Frames, and Caffeinated Photographers, and daily in FaceBook.  

Following in the footsteps of her artistic maternal ancestors (and daughter), since a child, Joy has used a camera as medium (as well as earth, fiber, and a drum) for joyous and personal expression.

"I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph." - Joy Krauthammer, MBA, Artist of Light

Brandeis-Bardin, Simi Valley, CA, January 2015

Artist of Light:




WHAT IS IT?


"You G*d are the Compassion, the Strength, the Beauty, the Victory, the Splendor, and the Foundation of everything in Heaven and on Earth. " (1 Chronicles 1:29)
I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph.

Thanks to "52 Frames" for this post idea from our Week 37 Theme:

"What Is It?"

http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/submissions-to-52-frames.html


All posts are dated in archives, but the dates ARE IRRELEVANT.   :)
NEW PHOTO POSTS are posted according to themes/categories, not dates. 

All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer.
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/use. 



Peaches 'n Cream
Ashley & Scott's home-made peach jam on cream cheese and everything bagel
© Joy Krauthammer


Fig Insides
© Joy Krauthammer


Passion Fruit detail
© Joy Krauthammer


Passion Fruit
© Joy Krauthammer


Passion Fruit with Yogurt Waffle
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon, cereal and yogurt
© Joy Krautammer


Persimmon home-grown by Edith
enjoying berries and yogurt
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon home-grown by Edith
dried slice enjoying the afternoon sky
© Joy Krauthammer

Persimmon home-grown by Edith
dried slices zeroxed
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon home-grown by Edith
dried slice enjoying hybiscus flower
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon home-grown by Edith
Fresh Shin slice
© Joy Krauthammer




Anthropomorphic Elevator buttons
LACMA
Arrived too late to submit to 52 Frames   :(
But arrived   :)
© Joy Krauthammer


Friend's Fancy Eye After Fall
© Joy Krauthammer


Bon Bon's Cat Feet
© Joy Krauthammer


Cat Fur in Berry Basket for Birds' Nests
52 Frames submission, "What Is It?"
© Joy Krauthammer


Sago Palm Seed Pods 1
© Joy Krauthammer


Sago Palm Seed Pods 2
© Joy Krauthammer


Sago Palm Seed Pods 4
© Joy Krauthammer


June Bugs devouring fig
© Joy Krauthammer


Guess: What is it?
© Joy Krauthammer 


"MUST BE A COLLABORATION WITH OUTER SPACE 
OF SOME SORT  
OR A SHOWER CAP OVER A NEIGHBORHOOD."  - Edith


"The color and top texture appear to be coconut, but it seems more gelatinous than that.

I have to guess that it is a fruit…suet would be less white.
It looks pretty yummy and juicy, but still gelatinous. ?????
Maybe in the melon family?"
"Mangosteen?"
"Pineapple sorbet!"
"Whoops…lemon sorbet!" - Amy


"However, this is a broken piece of fat that rose to the top of a jar of hot chicken broth.
(2nd possibility= wax from top of a canning jar.)
(3rd possibility, broken piece alabaster)"  - Faye

ANSWER GIVEN:
Biten hard-boiled egg white from friend's son's backyard chicken. 

"OF COURSE!!!!! 
It looks like an egg white!" - Amy




SCAPES


All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer.
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use. Request in Comments or write personally. 



Catch the sunset in Santa Monica
© Joy Krauthammer 

Barukh atta Adonai (Yah) eloheinu melekh (Ruach) ha-olam, she-asa et ha-yam ha- gadol.
'Praised are you, G*d, ruler of the world, who has made the great sea.'  
Express our wonder to the expansiveness of God's creation with Hebrew Prayer.

Meditate on the sunset in Boston
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunset on Santa Monica Mountains looking West across the Valley from Joy's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Snow, Porter Ranch, CA
Once in a while we get snow!
© Joy Krauthammer 


Dear G*d, Ribono Shel Olam, 
Please give us more of those raindrops; we really need them, 
especially in this 110* weather. Love, Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Morning Mist
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Roses Against Clouds
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Venice Window
© Joy Krauthammer


Joy Kayak self-portrait Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer


Joy Kayak self-portrait San Juan Islands
© Joy Krauthammer



Kayak Hawaii
© Joy Krauthammer


Joy Kayak self-portrait Malibu, wavy Pacific Ocean
© Joy Krauthammer


Joy Kayak self-portrait Malibu, wavy Pacific Ocean
© Joy Krauthammer

Not easy to take photos in a rocking kayak!
Yup, I went into ocean without ocean lessons...
Don't even ask how I got back to shore...
I'm LA City certified for a lake...
and love kayaking all over the world: 
Hawaii, San Juan Islands, Big Bear, Alaska, Tahiti...


Beach, Costa Rica
© Joy Krauthammer

Sisters, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sisters, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cityscape Airplane
© Joy Krauthammer

Cityscape Airplane
LA Downtown
© Joy Krauthammer


Peace. Mt. Hood, Oregon 
© Joy Krauthammer 7.6.2014 
"A song of Ascents. I lift my eyes to the mountains— from where does my help come? 
My help comes from G*d, Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121



Cityscape LA Sepulveda Pass 405 heading North
while driving my car
© Joy Krauthammer



While I traveled to visit my grandbaby in rainy Maryland from sunny California, I shot CITYSCAPES. As a member of 52 Frames photo group, this was our week's theme. 
Turned several photos into a slide show. 1:34  
Likes and Comments are always appreciated.

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STILL LIFE


All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer.
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use. Request in Comments or write personally. 


Driving Miss Daisy
© Joy Krauthammer

DRIVING MISS DAISY, a comedy-drama about prejudice and 25 years friendship that crosses faith and color lines. Pulitzer Prize winning 1987 play by Alfred Uhry adapted for Academy award-winning movie, 1989, in English and Hebrew. 
A favorite because I had interviewed playwright for a magazine article. The Atlanta, Georgia character in real life is buried near my beloved Grandma, z’l. 

http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/04/submissions-to-52-frames-2014.html



Daffodiles
© Joy Krauthammer


Negative Space and Tomatoes
© Joy Krauthammer 


My very first Still-Lifes
The Hachiya Persimmons were all shot for 52 Frames weekly theme - "One Light Source".
I selected these from over 200 persimmon photos. 
My submission was looking through a crystal at a table filled with persimmons and passion fruits. - Joy 

Edith's Succulent Persimmon & Mother's Crochet Tablecloth
© Joy Krauthammer


Two Persimmons
© Joy Krauthammer


Edith's Persimmons
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmons and Passions
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmons
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon and Passion
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon, Passion and Kiwis by Window 2
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmon and Passion by Window 1
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmons by Window
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmons  and Passion by Window
© Joy Krauthammer


Persimmons and Passions by Window 2
© Joy Krauthammer


Edith's Persimmons and Bob's Eggs
© Joy Krauthammer


One Persimmon In My Hand
© Joy Krauthammer


Sea Shells gathered from a Short Walk with Lilian
© Joy Krauthammer


Serve G*D With Joy 
Clock decorated by Joy Krauthammer
Surrounded by batteries to make clock run.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.2014


Tallit with some weft removed and woven ribbons
Hand-painted tzitzit corners.
Designed by Joy Krauthammer and created by Ruth Zitch and Joy Krauthammer
Based on Sephirot colors, and days of creation as described by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.


Still Life of Food with Blood Pressure Cuff
Salt % ?
© Joy Krauthammer  3.2014


Tea Cup Lips
Taste Black Bean Tea
52 Frames ~ Body Parts
© Joy Krauthammer  3.31.2014


Selfie
52 Frames ~ Body Parts
© Joy Krauthammer  4.4.2014


Edith's Hands
52 Frames ~ Body Parts
© Joy Krauthammer  4.4.2014


Ginny Doll Furniture
Mine over 60 years ago,
then my daughter's over 30 years ago.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Purple Eggs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Purple Eggs
© Joy Krauthammer