You are one with everything…

“Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.” – Shunryu Suzuki

A little section of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

A little piece, check out the rest of the 9000 sq ft photo mural in the lane beside 161 East pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. Let me know what you think :) Leave a review here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Jump-for-Joy-Photo-Mural/268856386638053

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Tiffany Tatum jump for joy of the day! September 15, 2014

Sweet memories… Having fun jumping around on black lava rocks by the ocean in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Aaron Kleinerman #jump for #joy photo of the day! @TheGratitudeGuy September 14, 2014

Jumping joy with Aaron in Marina Del Ray, California.

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Natalie Langston #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @novustv @langstonnatalie September 13, 2014

Another fun Jump for Joy shoot, getting creative with the lovely Natalie Langston Host of NovusTV near Science World in Vancouver BC Canada. Natalie will be doing a feature on the Jump for Joy Photo Project next month! Exciting, I will keep you posted :)

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Wendy William-Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @wenwillwatt @bigloveball September 12, 2014

LOVE and JOY playing together :)

I had such fun taking jumping photos with the lovely Wendy Williams-Watt yesterday. I was excited to come across her fun big white Love Balls while working on the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo mural. I looked down the alleyway and saw several love balls rolling down the street. I knew we had to meet. I ran down the street to connect. Happy to have Wendy jumping for joy with the Big Love Balls :)

Wonderful things happen in the world when love and joy collide… stay tuned, I feel a fun collaboration starting to brew.

Spread love around the world with www.bigloveball.com

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Maria Kritikos #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @Maria_Kritikos September 11, 2014

Fun shoot with Maria Kritikos founder of Ladies Who Lunch jumps with her adorable son on Habitat Island near Olympic Village in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver

Discovered by the Daily Secret.. fun things to do in vancouver :)

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural


Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver.

Dayna Szyndrowski jump of the day! September 9, 2014

A glorious jump of joy in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Happy Birthday jump of the day to Ahbyah jumping with Rob! September 8, 2014

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My sweet sister Ahbyah jumping with her love, Rob in Vancouver BC Canada. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINS!


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Teo and Zeo jumping joy photo of the day! September 7, 2014

Kids, natural jumping joyers :) Playing around on a beautiful sunny day in West Vancouver BC Canada.

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Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoy Photo of the day! September 7, 2014

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Playing on the street with shadows in Gastown. Vancouver BC Canada.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring David Caird from June 9, 2014

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Selfie #jumpforjoy photo by @eyoalha! September 4, 2014

Selfie by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This was sort of an outtake while I was taking selfies for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural but I think is kind of fun so I played with it a bit and like the way it turned out.

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Courtney Spahan #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 3, 2014

Jumping joy at Robson Square in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Joya #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 2, 2014

Happy jumping joy with Joya at Ambeleside Beach :)

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Guest Post: Finding my Angel Baby By Sabrina Furminger @sabrinarmf @WEVancouver

Im honoured to share this personal and moving guest post written by the lovely Sabrina Furminger about her latest jump for joy experience. Enjoy!

Finding my Angel Baby
By Sabrina Furminger

Much has changed in my life since my first Jump for Joy shoot with Eyoälha. My then almost-3-year-old is now an almost-4-year-old (and, starting next week, a bona fide preschooler, egad). We’ve moved into a bigger space. I’m now penning a film & TV industry column for WE: The Westender.

And in April, I lost a baby.

I’ve been pretty open about my miscarriage (I even wrote an article about it for the Westender less than a month after it happened; (http://www.wevancouver.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/unpregnant-a-miscarriage-story-1.1026058), and without the shackles of shame that come from keeping silent, I think I’ve moved – and am moving – through my grief as well as can be expected.

Not that the miscarriage was on my mind when I arrived at Kits Beach last week for my second shoot with Eyoälha. My thoughts were more about my daughter (would she jump this time around? Would she tire easily and play with rocks instead? The answers, incidentally, would be yes and yes), and about my previous experience jumping with Eyoälha.

That shoot – which occurred in October 2013 – had been wildly successful. I’d surprised myself with my power, and the height and cool shapes I’d been able to achieve thanks to Eyoälha’s tips.

And so we began to shoot that sunny August afternoon, and like that previous shoot, I went for maximum velocity, aiming for height and cool arm shapes.

The result? I wrenched my shoulder and nearly rolled my ankle. I wasn’t in control like I had been last autumn.

I was in danger of getting derailed by frustration. I knew it. Tears of shame gathered behind my eyes and threatened to roll down my cheeks.

“Don’t go for power,” Eyoälha offered gently from where she lay on the sand, the camera obscuring her face. “Try soft. Go for soft. Just be free.”

As I prepared to jump again, my mind took me back to April, and the loss of my pregnancy – and to the ferocious determination I’d put on like armour to move on from the pain, to let it go – and I suddenly realized that what had eluded me was peace.

To that point, my grief had been pushing me forward, as if I’d been running away from it instead of trying to integrate it into my life – and so I jumped again, soft and light as if carried on the breeze, and I thought of the life that had so briefly lived within me, and the connection we’d always have, and when my feet touched the beach again, that feeling was still there.

You can see it in Eyoälha’s photo. You can see it happen: that moment of acceptance and release.

For me, that jump was not as much about joy as it was about leaping for peace.

It’s rather incredible what pools of strength and healing you can find hiding in yourself. You just have to take that first leap.

Thank you, Eyoälha! xo

–Sabrina Furminger

Graham Snowden and Macartney Tonello-Greenfield jump for joy of the day! August 31, 2014

Appreciating the beauty and power of nature in the trails of Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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Talal and Zeo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 30, 2014

Father and son jump for joy on a beautiful summer day in West Vancouver BC Canada.

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Tarcisio Itikawa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 28, 2014

Tarcisio getting some nice air! Jumping for joy at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.


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Marc Andre Gagnon #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

A night time jump of joy in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Brandi Leifso #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

The fabulous Brandi Leifso jumping for joy on top of a log, over a creek in North Vancouver BC Canada! There is some skill lol :)

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If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it…

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood

Amalia Liapis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 25, 2014

Reaching high for the sky in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada.

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A few photos from the Vancouver Jump for Joy photo mural opening event <3

An incredible day celebrating the completion of the mural and sharing joy with participants, passers by and the local community in Chinatown. So proud of my nephew Sekoya who took these photos, I handed him my camera and after a very brief explanation how to use it… he captured these incredible photos :) I cant wait to create more jumping joy photos to complete my book and make more murals!

express creative energy in a way that is uniquely specific to us…

“…we are continually bringing forth something that didn’t exist before. We are where the spark of Source energy meets its shape and form. Even in artistic mediums that are well-worn and ageless, we express creative energy in a way that is uniquely specific to us.” – Britta Reque-Dragicevic

Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural Opening today! Hooray! :)

Today we celebrate and be thankful for joy, creativity, art, uplifting each other, community, fun and.. well, all the good feeling vibes and positive energy that we feel when we are inspired to jump for joy.

Today is the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural official opening. It is my honour to invite people to share and celebrate the experience of creating this joy-filled public art work.

The mural will be on the wall for an entire year. Today we have permission from the city to hold off car traffic. We’ve moved garbage bins, and are tidying up so we can linger, mingle, jump around and dance in the lane way.

The event is being held between 1:30-4:30 and is located in the lane beside 161 East Pender Street.

Get your jumping shoes on, stop by to do a jump photo in front of the mural! Tweet it to me: @jumpforjoyphoto #jumpforjoyphoto

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

Gavin Ridling #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 22, 2014

Sunset jumping joy in Venice, California.

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I Heart Monday Club: Eyoalha Baker by Makenzie Chilton

Love the way Makenzie wrote up this interview in a way that feels like a movie scene.. so cool ;)

I’m honoured to be featured in I Heart Monday Club A blog series featuring people who love their jobs, doing good things. Thank you Makenzie you are amazing!

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Surya Devi @suryadevi and Boujou Cissoko @BigBoujou #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 20, 2014

Some sweet loving and jumping joy at 3rd Beach in Stanley Park. Vancouver BC Canada.

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@1800GOTJUNK Brian Scudamore #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 19, 2014

Jumping joy near Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 18, 2014

Another fun jump from Kerri on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Photographs from the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural by Eyoälha Baker

A few detail photos from the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural by Eyoälha Baker. The mural is in the laneway beside 161 East Pender Street. I have not been able to find a way to photograph the entire wall which is 9000 Sq Ft (112ft wide x 32ft high).

Creating this work will forever be an experience that lives joyfully in my heart. I am inspired to create another and scoping out my next Jump for Joy mural location.

I would love to create the next Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Los Angeles, California. If you know someone in Los Angeles with a massive, empty building wall that could use some joy.. please put them in touch with me :)

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Mia Jagpal #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 17, 2014

Lovely jumping joy by the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Analise and Greg #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 15, 2014

A loving jump for joy at their home in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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@charmcarpenter Charmaine Carpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 13, 214

Fun jumping joy at a construction site near Main Street In Vancouver :)

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Susana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 12, 201

Jumping for joy with kitty cat tights in Coquitlam, BC Canada.

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Christopher Michael King #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 12, 2014

Nothing but blue sky and jumping joy on the beach in Santa Monica, California.

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Crystal Carson, Dani Kremeniuk, Melany Hayes, and Allison Giroday #jumpforjoyphoto! August 10, 2014 @gowhistler

A jumping joy girls day out on Whistler Mountain :)

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Alexandre Legere @jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 9, 2014

Fabulous jumping joy near the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Dayna Szyndrowski jump for joy photo of the day! August 7, 2014

Love this leap! Taking over the sky near the Plaza of Nations in vancouver BC Canada.

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Sophie Simone, Chad MacRae, Danielle Marchant, Mikaela Karram #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 6, 2014

Awesome energy jumping joy at the Planetarium in Vancouver BC Canada.


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Yuri Bojôrquez #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 5, 2014

Somehow this gorgeous Vancouver jumper was not printed out and missed being in my mural. She will have to be the Jump for Joy photo book instead :)

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the inspiring vision of my future…

“Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step – large and small – with courage and intent.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Aakara Grace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 4, 2014

Gorougs jumping joy on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

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We are who we choose to be…

“…we are who we choose to be. Nobody’s going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody’s going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except for you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up on your dreams.” – Unknown

The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural Almost Complete!

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Mark Hildreth @hildrethmark #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 2, 2014

One of the first people to come out and do jump for joy photos with me when I was in Los Angeles… Mark Hildreth in West Hollywood, California.

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everything in life is art…

“I think everything in life is art. What you do, how you dress, the way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality, what you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea, how you decorate your home, or party; your grocery list, the food you make, how your writing looks, and the way you feel. Life is art.” – mz