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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

STILL LIFE

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Abandoned Shmura Matzoh on Passover Seder Plate
Square hand-hammered copper Seder plate was gift from my father.
Seder is the ritual service and dinner for Passover holiday's first or first two nights commemorating the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt. My Grandma gave me a Seder plate when I was married, and my in-laws also gave me one. When I was a child I made copper hammering art.
© Joy Krauthammer 
52Frames theme, Abandoned.


Salt Lamp
© Joy Krauthammer
52Frames theme, Lamp


Found tiny egg shell
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


High Key
52Frames theme
© Joy Krauthammer 

High Key
© Joy Krauthammer 



High Key
© Joy Krauthammer


High Key
© Joy Krauthammer


High Key
© Joy Krauthammer 

High Key, Pattern
© Joy Krauthammer 

High Key, Pattern
© Joy Krauthammer 


High Key
© Joy Krauthammer 



High Key Purim
© Joy Krauthammer 

High Key Purim
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer   6.17.17
Raku Ceramic Pot by Joy Krauthammer 1982 ISOMATA
Wabi Sabi 52Frames week 25  2017

Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer   6.17.17
Wabi Sabi
Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer   6.17.17
Wabi Sabi
Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer   6.17.17
Wabi Sabi
Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer   6.17.17
Wabi Sabi
Beauty in Imperfection


Conch
© Joy Krauthammer 


Joy's Kipot
© Joy Krauthammer 


IMO Carnegie Deli closing 12.2016
© Joy Krauthammer 


Menorah / Chanukiah for Chanukah
© Joy Krauthammer   12.12.2016

I feel especially good seeing the Menorah lit in my neighborhood large mall because in 1981 I went to the Mall management and told them that I wanted a large Menorah at the mall. There were many red and green decorations for other faiths for buyers to appreciate but nothing for the Jewish faith and Chanukah was at the same season. 
Through Rabbi Joshua Gordon, obm, Director of Valley Chabads, I arranged for Chabad to build the large menorah for greater community to enjoy.  Rabbis come and light each night. Choirs come and sing. 
A menorah still stands and that is good. Amayn. 
By 1980 I also arranged for the local Veteran's Administration Medical Center to build a large menorah, the first time the VA ever had a menorah on their grounds, the then Chaplain, Rabbi Joseph Elsant, obm, wrote to me.


Tallit
AJU
© Joy Krauthammer 


Rice
© Joy Krauthammer 


Leftovers 1
© Joy Krauthammer 


Leftovers 2
Minimalism 52F 
© Joy Krauthammer   12/2016


Fortune
© Joy Krauthammer  1.20.2017


Shoe 1
Minimalism
© Joy Krauthammer 


Shoe 2
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ice Cubes
© Joy Krauthammer 


Mom's 1950's gong and Shabbat grapes painting I commissioned while boating on Yangtze River.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Faye's orchid ala Robert Maplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer 


Faye's orchid ala Robert Maplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer 


Faye's orchid ala Robert Maplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer 


Faye's orchid ala Robert Maplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer 


Persimmons in Brown Bag
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pumpkins
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pumpkins
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pumpkins
© Joy Krauthammer 


Anagama pot 
by © Joy Krauthammer 

During my ceramic graduate work at Brooklyn Museum School of Art, I studied with Japanese potter Toshiko Takaezu.  A decade later I created with Japanese Anagama and Raku firings and immersed my soul in Wabi-Sabi. I was reborn to unlearn, and learn new ceramics.  Unglazed greenware pots pick up patinas and glaze from woodash and rice hulls during 3 days in the hand-stoked Anagama kiln, fueled by trees we chopped. My Wabi Sabi story is in Week 34, August 22, 2015.
  
"Characteristics of the Wabi-Sabi beauty aesthetic include imperfection, asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, austerity, modesty, humility, harmony, intimacy, and integrity of natural objects and processes.”  Wikipedia



Self Portrait Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 


Darkness of the Night Flame
In Memory of a beloved friend
© Joy Krauthammer   8.7.2016

In Memory of a beloved friend
© Joy Krauthammer   8.7.2016


Edith's Flag
© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2016


Figs, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   7.2016

Figs, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Figs, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Figs, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunflowers
© Joy Krauthammer 

Sunflowers
© Joy Krauthammer 


Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 


My birth Parsha
© Joy Krauthammer 




Sounds of Joy Sound Spa
Played since 1992
© Joy Krauthammer  2015
Tibetan singing bowls I purchased in Tibet


Sounds of Joy Sound Spa
© Joy Krauthammer 2015 
Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and gong


Sounds of Joy Sound Spa
© Joy Krauthammer 2015
Tibetan and crystal singing bowls


Remo Fruit Shaker
Selfie at Remo © Joy Krauthammer  4.26.2016
day after Remo Belli, obm, died. 
I play the Apple shaker and other Fruits during my 'gigs' that Remo created. 


Seder Roasted Egg
© Joy Krauthammer  4.26.2013
More in "What is it?"


Onions High Key
© Joy Krauthammer  5.12.2016


Onions 
© Joy Krauthammer  5.12.2016


Fruits
© Joy Krauthammer 2.27.2016


Berry Patterns
© Joy Krauthammer 2.27.2016


Conch
Found on Miami Beach
© Joy Krauthammer 2.27.2016


Zen sand
© Joy Krauthammer  2.2016


LACMA Pencils
© Joy Krauthammer  2015



Wood Spice Box created by © Joy Krauthammer  1969


Produce
© Joy Krauthammer  2.19.16


Venice Canal
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.16



Hibiscus & Ladders
Edith's Garden
52Frames Repetition album
© Joy Krauthammer  7.11.2015



Figs, Canna Lily
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  7.12.2015



Purple Orchids
© Joy Krauthammer 


Purple Orchids and Red LadyBug
© Joy Krauthammer 


Tulips
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015


Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015

Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015


Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015


Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015


Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015

Cardoon Flower Seeds
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015


Silhouette Dandelion
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2015


Silhouette Purple Bearded Iris
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015

Silhouette Purple Bearded Iris
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015


Silhouette Rose
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015


Ducks in a Line
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015


Bells in a Line
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015


Piano Keys in a Line
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2015


Faye's 12 year old Apple
© Joy Krauthammer  2.26.2015


Cranberry
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cranberry
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cranberry
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cranberry
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014

Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pomegranate Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 2014

Pomegranate Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 2014


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. 



Daffodiles
© Joy Krauthammer


Pairs, 52 Frames
Album submission. Scissors to Crop, Edit
© Joy Krauthammer 


52 Frames
Cereal and Cranberries
© Joy Krauthammer 


52 Frames
Pom Seeds
© 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


Persimmons 
© 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 strands of 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 






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