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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

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Selfie Nails Face
© Joy Krauthammer


Lagartija Succulent Buds in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer  1.11.2017



Raindrops in the Valley. Yay.
© Joy Krauthammer 11.21.2016


Raindrops in the Valley. Yay.
© Joy Krauthammer 11.21.2016


Sunset Digital Alter 1
for "Great Balls of Fire" Image Poetry Group
© Joy Krauthammer 

Sunset Digital Alter  2
for "Great Balls of Fire" Image Poetry Group
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunset Digital Alter  3
for "Great Balls of Fire" Image Poetry Group
© Joy Krauthammer 


Terrible Fiery Smoke for days
with flying goose
for "Great Balls of Fire" alternate Image Poetry Group 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Art outside LACMA
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© Joy Krauthammer  selfie

Linda, z"l
art by © Joy Krauthammer 

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© Joy Krauthammer 


Hair
© Joy Krauthammer   8.23.2016


Ceci n'est pas une orange
That’s because it is a Cutie. 
Levitation   52F week 6 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.6.2016


Purple Flowing Water
© Joy Krauthammer 9.19.2015


Tunnel Slide
© Joy Krauthammer 


The Scream
© Joy Krauthammer 


Reflections
© Joy Krauthammer 


Reflections
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hichair Landscape
© Joy Krauthammer


Forced Perspective
Painting
© Joy Krauthammer 


Strange & Beautiful

Conch
I found decades ago in Miami Beach's Atlantic Ocean.
© Joy Krauthammer

For some strange reason, when I photographed this conch, I thought about a baby at birth crowning its head, and also about elders, and being crowned with wisdom.
 This felt like a birthing conch to me. It sits on my redwood picnic table.


MY SISTER shoots LACMA strings: "Penetrable"
© Joy Krauthammer

"In the 1950s and 1960s, several Latin American artists settled in Paris, where they became key players in the movement of kinetic and op art. One such artist was the Venezuelan Jesús Rafael Soto, whose projects directly engaged the viewers’ participation. This is the case of Penetrable, 1990, a long-term loan from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, installed on LACMA’s plaza.
When viewers walk through the dense curtain of plastic tubes, they disappear into them and become part of the work. Soto was profoundly interested in the dematerializing effect of light, which he sought to recreate through such works. In the artist’s words “[the] man is no longer here and the world there, he is inside the fullness and it’s this fullness that I want to make people feel.”
Although Soto’s work is conceived as a geometric sculpture, it lacks a solid surface or plane; its shape is easily altered by human contact, or even natural elements such as wind and rain. In other words, it is a work in constant flux. This playful and profoundly sensorial aspect of Soto’s Penetrable has made it one of the most popular works in the museum—an object that invites the viewer to become one with the work of art."  
Verónica Muñoz-Najar, curatorial intern, Latin American Art- LACMA

Painted Path Stream
River of Light ~ Gan Eden
© Joy Krauthammer

"There is a River whose streams make glad the City of G*d".  -Psalm 46:4

This painting I did over 2012 photo from Rain Forest in Costa Rica is IN PROCESS.
II feel like the Light has been poured out.

Painted on my birthday today, and not yet finished: A new digital technique for me.

I needed to do less 'Hallmark looking' perfect precision patience needed style (which I felt proud of having diligently done the 'tool' techniques), and needed to explore freely without errors being judged by myself.
 Even my friends noticed in the 'Hallmark' style cards, the lack in my style of "Joyness".

Learning, I understand, needs a foundation, just like a clay pot on the spinning wheel needs centering first, before altering in discovery and joy.

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Painted Path Stream Details


























Details 

by Joy Krauthammer © 
from upper left and upper right of full photo
Do you see the little butterflies and little leaves?
The Golden tree feels to me like a date-laden palm tree.



Using detail of painted photo, here's a card I had fun making.
(Do I think the 1 year old child will even look at this card?)
Joy Krauthammer ©


Car Temp, San Fernando Valley 
A Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer


Thin Toilet Paper, Costa Rica
... and then you put it used in an adjacent basket
© Joy Krauthammer


Toilet Paper, Costa Rica
© Joy Krauthammer


Toilet Paper Bow on Toilet, Costa Rica
© Joy Krauthammer



Sale Watch
© Joy Krauthammer


My Left Hand - Self Portrait
© Joy Krauthammer


Mist
Maryland Museum
© Joy Krauthammer


From Where I Stand
Ripple Are Made
52 Frames
© Joy Krauthammer 


Couch Clover
Patio of Poet Jack Grapes, Drizzly Day
© Joy Krauthammer 






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