Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away @TELUS Optic TV Mini Doc @jumpforjoyphoto @eyoalha

Excited to share this Telus Optic TV mini doc… They called it: “Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away” … I would call it: “Why its Good to Create a Joy-Filled Life” ;) It was shot right in the middle of creating the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural which is why I look so exhausted lol don’t let that fool you, it was the time of my life and have never been happier :)

http://youtu.be/T7tlUk1nKcY?list=UUR3uGP_koNLN7Oa91gJ1zjQ

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away - TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away – TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

@jumpforjoyphoto is featured in Inspiration Mecca by @JoannaKritikos @eyoalha

Awesome write up about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and Jump for Joy! Photo Project by the amazing Joanna Kritikos http://www.inspirationmecca.com/jump-joy-photo-project/ so much fun!!

A selfie jumping joy from me to you! @eyoalha October 11, 2014

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

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

Another one of my selfie jumping joy adventures.. jumping around is fun :) The clothes I’m wearing here were styled by the amazing Gaia Subren, she designs beautiful clothes.. cant wait to jump around in some of her designs :)

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Jumping joy from me to you! Selfie jumping joy photo by @eyoalha October 5, 2014

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

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

From a recent set of selfie jumping joy photos I did in Vancouver BC Canada. Always fun to play and jump around. Get creative and express yourself :)

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It’s selfie jumping photo time again – me by me :) @eyoalha

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

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

A little selfie jumping joy from me to you :) Have a wonderful day!


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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

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to play!


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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

Have a fantastic day… and dont forget to play!


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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.

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.

Take time to play today!


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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!

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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 ;)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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