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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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Journey to Joy, Yellow Path

 Yellow Tram Track 

- Joy Krauthammer

I'm so happy. 
My vision of joy on Sunday was riding the tram to the mountain top to the Getty and watching the landscape go past while looking over to the distance for miles. Leaving the Getty I missed shooting the far away LA downtown scene visible from the top of the Santa Monica Mountain, but I took one shot of the tracks.
Whether it's going, arriving, or departing, I love the Getty, especially with family and friends.

My joy is also taking the photo, showing it to my Apple teachers, getting their guidance and critique, and altering it-- adding more filter and color, as my artist mother, z'l, did with her B/W photos 50 years ago, and as my beloved grandma, z'l, painted in pointillism from photos shared with her, 30 years ago.
L'Dor V'Dor ~ from generation to generation.
(Three decades ago I loved 'dark room' work; today I love 'light room' work.)

painted photo, Joy Krauthammer ©


  1. GORGEOUS tram tracks picture!!!

  2. Loved the tracks; and beautiful to boot, as well as the other pictures.

  3. Looks great, Joy.
    Love, joey

  4. Joy,
    You created a really beautiful and timeless moment.


  5. Dear Joy,

    You are my inspiration!!!!!

    I am going to follow your blog via twitter. Lucky me...

  6. Hi there!- I am moving along with the golden line!
    Beautiful painting, amazing spot!
    Those classes sure are producing results-Joy, you are a star pupil!
    Happy May! -xo Shelley

  7. Hi Joy,
    I love the Pointillist image of the journey to aesthetic hallowed ground.
    Congratulations, beautiful artwork.
    Shalom, Charles

  8. this is really wonderful!

    all the best,


  9. Nonoushki, lovely lady, dear Joy:

    I saw your Getty path, and I love it, Great, fabulous photo. I love the yelllow in it also very much.

    Also love this week’s WISTERIA, and with your beautiful poem. My God, you are such a multi-faceted, talented lady.

    Love all your work; I have read your sites as much as I had time, and like all what you do, and love all your photos with you playing all diff. kinds of drums. You have such a joy and happiness in your face: I know that is because G-d is within you.

    Big love and hugs, NATASHA


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