A little message for the day from @eyoalha Play!

A little message for the day –

Play. It keeps you young at heart. Let loose your ideas. Deconstruct your limits. Be open. Create your way every day. Smile at everything you can. Its all for you. This life is made for you, by you. Use it for yourself. Make it what you want. The imagination of play is your tool. Play today. – Eyoälha Baker <3

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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Before and After – the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

Before and After – The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural completed by Eyoälha Baker on August 4th 2014. It is a compilation of photographs of people jumping for joy around Vancouver and lower mainland. The mural is located at 161 East Pender Street. It is the first of its kind to adorn the wall as part of a yearly rotating mural project for Murality.org

Before and After the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Eyoalha Baker

Before and After the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Eyoalha Baker

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 :)

Have a spectacular day!

@AmaliaLiapis Downtown Eastside alley adorned with people jumping for joy

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Downtown Eastside alley adorned with people jumping for joy. Great shot of Amalia Liapis jumping for joy in front of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural on her building in Chinatown. :) A couple of corrections to the print … Continue reading

Amazing transformation of dark alley off Main by Eyoalha Baker. Jump for Joy Project inspires all. By h18creative

So lovely to know that people are feeling inspired by the creative joy in the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural. I cant wait to do more photo murals while I create my book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world :) All I need are some sponsors to help me make this dream a reality.

I came across this post this morning from July 30, 2014 By h18creative “Amazing transformation of dark alley off Main by Eyoalha Baker. Jump for Joy Project inspires all.” :)

Amazing transformation of dark alley off Main by Eyoalha Baker. Jump for Joy Project inspires all. July 30, 2014 By h18creative

Amazing transformation of dark alley off Main by Eyoalha Baker. Jump for Joy Project inspires all.
July 30, 2014
By h18creative

Fantastic write up about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Andy Patton in The Gazette

Fantastic write up from The Gazette

One Woman’s Journey To Find Happiness Inside A Downtown Eastside Shooting Gallery - The Gazette August 7, 2014

One Woman’s Journey To Find Happiness Inside A Downtown Eastside Shooting Gallery – The Gazette August 7, 2014

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a new way of seeing…

“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.” – Marcel Proust

Live Radio Interview about Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto mural on CKNW News Talk AM980

How fun… you can listen to the live radio interview we did this morning on CKNW NewsTalk AM980 with Amalia Liapis, Founder of Murality.org and myself about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural located in the lane beside 161 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada.

Live interview on CKNW News Talk Radio AM980

Live interview on CKNW News Talk Radio AM980

https://soundcloud.com/cknwnewstalk980/cknw-morning-news-august-7-murals-in-the-city

Fun write up in VanCityBuzz about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Mural

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"Jump for Joy" Photo Mural brings Uplifting Energy to Chinatown Vancitybuzz August 6, 2014

“Jump for Joy” Photo Mural brings Uplifting Energy to Chinatown Vancitybuzz August 6, 2014

Love this article by VANCITYBUZZ about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural.. they have lots of great photos :) So fun!!!

The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural Almost Complete!

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The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural is almost complete! I’m putting the final touches on the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and hope to be all finished this weekend. What an absolutely incredible, heart warming, fun, joyful, learning … Continue reading

become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future…

“We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.” – James Redfield

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

Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto Mural Update July 31, 2014

Photos of Eyoalha Baker creating the Jump for Joy Photo Mural sent in by Melissa Munroe

Photos of Eyoalha Baker creating the Jump for Joy Photo Mural sent in by Melissa Munroe

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I’ve been pasting posters for the Jump for Joy Photo mural since Monday and it looks like I may be able to finish it by today!

The mural is located in the lane beside 161 East Pender Street in Vancouver BC Canada.

There are nearly 200 enlarged photos of people Jumping for Joy all around Vancouver that I have compiled over the past 2 years.

Excited to have the opportunity to present them as the first mural of the Murality.org project. Please stop by and take a look… and share it on social media hashtag #jumpforjoyphoto #mural #eyoalha #publicart #jumpforjoy #streetart :)

Enjoy your day!

Jump for Joy! Photo Project Mural update July 26

Jump for Joy! Photo Project Mural update: After 2 full weeks of cutting and pasting together posters (usually 10-12 hrs a day)… I’m finally ready to start pasting the posters to the wall!

A pressure washer and scissor lift are being delivered to the lane on Monday.. Excited for the next phase of mural making!

Today, Im running around picking up the rest of the supplies.. which includes a trip to Blaine, Washington for the Tecknabond adhesive. The adventures of mural making :)

Exhausted and happy… loving every minute of the process!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Athena Bax from April 28, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Athena Bax from April 28, 2014

Have a great day!

Nisha Kharé jump for joy photo of the day! July 19, 2014

Beautiful baby bump jump of joy with the lovely Nisha in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


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FAQ: When will the #jumpforjoyphoto mural be completed?

FAQ: When will Jump For Joy Photo mural be finished?
A: My best guess: Im shooting to complete the Jump for Joy Photo mural by mid August. I have been working non stop preparing the photos for almost a week and still have about a week+ to go before applying posters to the wall.

If I can recruit some crafty volunteers to help past the posters together, everything will move a lot quicker… Any expert paisters out there want to get there hands dirty? :)

FAQ: Where is the mural located?
A: In the ally beside/on 161 East Pender Street.

FAQ: How long will the Jump for Joy Photo mural be up?
A: 1 year!

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

Newsletter Archive Featuring Melody Ma from April 14, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Melody Ma from April 14, 2014


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Aliyah O’Brien jump for joy photo of the day! July 12, 2014

Super powered jumping joy with the lovely and always fun, Aliyah in a back ally in the West End of Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!


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#jumpforjoyphoto mural making update

JUMP FOR JOY MURAL UPDATE

Over the next few days the printing of 165+ jump for joy photos enlarged to 4ft X 4ft will begin. Each of these enlarged images is made up of 10 sheets of 11X14 paper which will be cut and pasted together before applying them to the wall. In total, there will be over 2000 of these 11×14 sheets being pasted together – let the cuting and pasting fun begin!

The 9000 ft. wall is located at 161 East Pender Street in Vancouver BC Canada.

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

I will be posting updates as we go and posting photos of the progress of this epic mural making adventure.. also look for updates at www.murlity.org :)

Here is a sample of one of the 4×4 print of Athena Bax before its cut and pasted together :)

sample print - Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

sample print – Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

happiness dwells in the soul…

“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

Zlatan Jankovic jump for joy photo of the day! July 4, 2014

Playing with shadows on the wall… the fun of jumping for joy can be found anywhere along the way :) Photo taken in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


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Karen Kobel jump of the day! July 2, 2014

Beautiful jumping joy with Karen reaching for the sun on a dock in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a superb day today :)


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Selfie Jump for joy photo by me (Eyoalha:) June 28, 2014

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

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

I was feeling like creating some photos and had no one lined up to shoot the other day, so I started looking for somewhere to do some selfie jumping photos and came across these power lines in a clearing in North Vancouver. Sometimes the least likely places provide an interesting backdrop… so I did a series of selfie jumping photos here. Fun!

Enjoy your day today.. get out and play!


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Newsletter Archive Featuring Lisa Charleyboy from April 7, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Lisa Charleyboy from April 7, 2014


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You are Braver than you Believe…

“You are Braver than you Believe, Smarter than you Seem, and Stronger than you Think.” – Winnie the Pooh

Newsletter Archive Featuring Esther Lee from March 31, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Esther Lee from March 31, 2014


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This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy…

“Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” — Erich Fromm

Ellie Zogia jump for joy photo of the day! June 19, 2014

A fun jumps from a Native American Apperal shoot I did in North Vancouver a while ago. No matter what kind of shoot Im doing, I always find a way to incorperate some jumping joy ;)

Have a fantastic day!


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Janette Gorney jump for joy of the day! June 18, 2014

Playing in the warm sunshine in Ojai, California. Sweet memories of a beautiful day.

Have a marvelous day!


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Erin Treloar Jump for Joy Photo of the day! June 16, 2014

The beauty and joy of spring captured as Erin jumps for joy near Sunset Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!


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Stay true to you and you are everything you desire…

“Art is the way, play, it will be so. Love is all there is for you in every way, it’s all you are and all you ever were. Stay true to you, you are everything you desire.” – Eyoalha

A little message from me. I have started to practice automatic writing, this is the first thing that came to me.. so lovely, I wanted to share it with you.

Big love to you, Eyoalha <3

Newsletter Archive Featuring Featuring Kelsey Grant from March 24, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around :) Check out: Newsletter Archive Featuring Featuring Kelsey Grant from March 24, 2014


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Charmaine Carpenter jump for joy of the day! June 12, 2014

Finding some unexpected places to make some impressive jumps for joy in East vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


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Sara Harowitz jump for joy of the day! June 11, 2014

Some playful jumping joy with Sara in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!


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Tell me about a joy in your life…

“Tell me about a joy in your life that came unexpectedly, a moment that you did not even know you were waiting for, that caught you off guard and made you smile…” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE INVITATION

Joya jump for joy of the day! June 7 2014

Gorgeous jumping joy on a warm sunny day at Ambleside, West Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Brian Scudamore from March 17, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Brian Scudamore from March 17, 2014


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Courtney jumping joy photo of the day! June 5, 2014

Fabulously fun jumping joy with the lovely Miss Courtney in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Love the dress!

Have a wonderful day!

you are always making up the future as you go…

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” – Randall Munroe

Mikaela Karram, Chad MacRae,

Just love this group of fabulous joyful jumpers :) can’t help but smile when I remember how much fun this shoot was at the Planetarium in Kitsilano.

Have a wonderful day!


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Aaron Kleinerman and Eyoalha jump to the camera timer :) June 2, 2014

A fun day in Marina Del Ray, California. Doing some selfie jumping photos with the camera timer with my friend Aaron.

Have a superb day!

My wish for you is joy…

“My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness…all the good things.” – Maya Angelou

#Tweet us your own jumping joy photo!

#Tweet us your own jumping joy photo @jumpforjoyphoto #jumpforjoy #jumpforjoyphoto help us spread some joy today :) #jumpingphoto #sharejoy

Melody Ma jump for joy of the day! June 1, 2014

Elegant jumping joy in a side ally way in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

the value of experiencing and enjoying the journey…

“…it’s amazing that the words “happy” or “happiness” or “joy” are not included in the definition of the word “success.” Unfortunately, our conventional definition of success is simply achieving the goal. Not enough emphasis is placed on the value of experiencing and enjoying the journey, building character, and learning life lessons along the way.” – Steve Rizzo See more at: http://success.com/article/why-we-need-to-redefine-success#sthash.1evJBbAm.dpuf

A gigantic heart felt THANK YOU! To all my Kickstarter backers!

SUCCESS – The mural has been funded – THANKS TO YOU!

A gigantic and heart felt THANK YOU! to the fabulously generous people who have made contributions!

The first generous Kickstarter pledge was made by: MARC TELIO – www.entreedestinations.com Thanks for starting things off :)
2. Julien Fruchier – https://life.is/good/
3. Mode Suites
4. Honeybee Henderson
5. Laurel L. Lewis
6. Michael Robinson – Rawporter
7. Kreativefinds
8. Katy Mackenzie
9. Taranah King – Registered Counsellor and Expressive Arts Therapist
10. SamanthaMG
11. Alice Ko
12. Deborah Low
13. Meghan Sharir
14. MJ
15. Amalia Liapis – wesellvancouver.ca
16. Karina Louise Vallee
17. Chad Mac – Recruiting Social
18. Norman Jaffe
19. Lea Chaplin
20. Miguel A. Ruiz Jr.
21. Alyssa
22. Roland Tanglao
23. Ed Adams
24. Laura Livingstone
25. Dayna S.
26. Graham Snowden
27. Simone Seeger
28. Jory Kevin Berger
29. Aliyah O’Brien
30. Rachel Small
31. Chad Deal
32. Qulsey Zeeper
33. Dawn Neal
34. Brent
35. Kirk Fuller
36. Julieanne Chazotte
37. Ahbyah Baker
38. Julian Guderley
39. Christi Yassin
40. Michael Lyons www.facebook.com/grazevegetarian
41. Thais Sewell
42. Ruth Nahanee
43. Karen Pelrine-Abs
44. Ulrike Metzner
45. Janice Antoine
46. Lucy Oliver https://life.is/vancouver
47. Jules Seaman
48. Melody Ma
49. Gabriel Torrado
50. Allan Chan
51. Colleen Critoph
52. Carol Arnold-Schutta
53. Doerthe Keilholz
54. Thomas Nicol
55. Dominik Klein
56. Analise
57. Maryann Treffers
58. Nadia Wood
59. Sharad Khare
60. Courtney
61. Stephanie Wiriahardja
62. Esra Inal
63. Darren L.
64. Ida Avignoni
65. Jaxon Howell
66. Surya Devi
67. Andrea Flamenco
68. Praveen Varshney
69. Andrea Brockie
70. Cara Brighton
71. Kenny Huang
72. Michael Mayzel
73. Elizabeth Westberg
74. Pilar Stella
75. Sat Harwood
76. Antonio Alvarez
77. Roberto Ortiz
78. Dennys
79. Adam King
80. Carlos Castellon
81. Caryn Cameron
82. Joseph Pallant
83. Taoin Naia Lore
84. Koshala Basnayake


You are all fabulous!!! THANK YOU!!!

SUCCESS! The Jump for JOY Photo mural is funded! #jumpforjoy

SUCCESS! The Kickstarter campaign is now finished and the Jump for JOY photo mural is funded! JUMP FOR JOY!

THANK YOU!! To everyone who pledged, shared, and supported the Jump for Joy! Photo Project and Murality over the past 3 weeks. I appreciate every single one of you <3

What a fun experience. Now the real work begins for me. While I wait for the Kickstarter money to process over the next couple of weeks, I will be doing all the shoots of people who pledged to be on the wall and preparing the images for the mural.

Thank you all for your kind support and for helping to spread the jumping joy! — feeling wonderful.

Jump for Joy Photo Project Kickstarter Funded

This is it! Last day to pledge! Jump for joy!

This is it! Last day to pledge!

Pledge to a part of the JOYful wall mural in Vancouver, buy a print of the finished mural or order a book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world. Many ways to create and share JOY: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX every little bit helps Spread #JOY #jumpforjoyphoto.