Blessed Are You

Image of the Week



Blessed Are You

This image was painted years ago as a Biblical illustration.  In all honesty, I do not remember what Biblical passage I was commissioned to do.   I lost track of the painting until just a few weeks ago, when I came across it by accident.  Clearly it’s an image of human potential.  Is the curled-up figure sick, rising up to become the one who is healed?  Or is this person simply withdrawn or asleep, waiting for the moment to reach out and rejoice?  Either way, the presence of community around this individual is important.

Whatever we reach for in life, manifestation is preceded by some kind of introspection or ingathering.  May this image serve as a metaphor for your unfolding creativity . . .

Order Blessed Are You as a POSTER this week, and get a free greeting card (of the same image)!   $10 for the poster and card, shipping included.  It will be blank on the inside, so you can use it for any purpose.  I hope you will send the card to someone you care about.  This is my way of spreading my art around – because people who read my posts and like my art are generally people who like receiving a hand-written note in the mail (and a colorful picture).

Order your poster here!

PRICE DROP:  Good news!  I’ve taken the plunge and bought my own printer.  As a result, I’m able to lower the cost of my posters.  8.5″x11″ posters are now just $10 (down from $12) – including shipping within the continental U.S.

Thanks for your interest in my art!  If you want to be removed from this mailing list, just let me know.  Otherwise, see you next week!

D Yael Bernhard
Author / Illustrator of
THE JEWISH EYE – 2015 / 5775 calendar of art
NEVER SAY A MEAN WORD AGAIN – A Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
THE DREIDEL THAT WOULDN’T SPIN – A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING – A Children’s Book Council Notable Book
GREEN BIBLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN – Nat’l Green Book Festival Notable Book
A RIDE ON MOTHER’S BACK – An American Bookseller Assoc. Pick of the List
– and more!




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