First layer on a work in progress.
Acrylic of stretched canvas of a Hasid with peyos in Tallis & Tefillin with a siddur.
“River of Fire” by ~Natasha V. Thompson
Acrylic on Cardboard.
There is a khassidic custom to whisper the following incantation, attributed to Rebbe Pinkhas of Koretz, to a sick person:
Job was walking on the road and met Elijah. Elijah said to him, “What ails you?” “My head and whole body hurt!” said Job. “Go and immerse in the River of Fire,” said Elijah, “and you will be healed!” Job went to the River of Fire, immersed, and was healed. Just as Job was healed, so may all the sick of Israel be healed! (Siach Sarfei Kodesh [Breslov], vol.5, p.188, #457)
Elijah is the heavenly messenger to save us from our troubles. His disciple, Elisha, told the sick Aramean general, Naaman, to immerse in the Jordan River; and he was healed. The cosmic River of Fire separates us from heaven. If we accept an immersion of divine fire, we are spared and saved from earthly pain and suffering. We attain heavenly delight despite our suffering. Even Job can be free of his afflictions.
(from: The Jewish Spirit Journal-A Journal of Jewish Mysticism and Spirituality)
Blue Zombie (and Friends) by ~Natasha V. Thompson
Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Good fibro memes…May 12th (coming up this weekend), isn’t just Mother’s Day this year, is also FM awareness day every year.
When people ask me if my neck, hand & chest tattoos hurt to get, I reply that it’s far less painful than my average base-level of pain.
Comissioned Work: Smiling Pig in Suit w/ Flower
Acrylic on canvas board