be an enthusiast in life…

“…be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” – Roald Dahl

Follow your inner moonlight…

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

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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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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Lilou Mace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

Jumping for joy at Secret Beach in Kauai with the lovely Lilou Mace. A magical day and place.

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to be in love with life…

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 13, 2014 @kerricwaite @VancouverFdn

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Gorgeous jumping joy on the Stanley Park seawall, a perfect day to enjoy a sunny day in Vancouver BC Canada.

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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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Your Journey is yours…

“Your Journey is yours. It is your calling. It is your Teacher. It is your Strength. Let no one judge you. No one can understand what you are going through unless they walk in your shoes. Believe in yourself – and cherish the true people who uplift, encourage and motivate you. Even the people who challenge us the most are our greatest teachers. They are the ones who some times shake us into stepping out of our comfort zones – and grow, find the courage to stand up for our “self”. They make us realize that we need to believe in our selves and our Self worth and find new beginnings. Have Hope … and have faith in your journey. Good things are coming your way. Just because things are Stormy now; Doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for Sunshine. Have Faith. Be Strong … And never, ever give up.” – Kiran Shaikh

Newsletter Archive featuring Charlene Ellen from April 14, 2014

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believe in yourself and have the courage…

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself
and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the
competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little
things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile,
it can be done.”
— Vince Lombardi

#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

Tom Ovens jump for joy of the day! July 10, 2014

The hover jump for joy with space alien aircraft looking sculpture… in vancouver BC Canada.

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find something creative to do…

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis

creative emotion is fulfilling…

“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.” ― Charles Du Bos

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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Be a human…

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a human before being an artist.” – Rodin

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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appreciate the good things here and now…

“Look around you and appreciate the good things here and now. Seek the beautiful things and count the blessings of where you are.” – R.Byrne

Newsletter Archive Featuring Lisa Charleyboy from April 7, 2014

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Christine and Silas jump for joy of the day! June 24, 2014

Playful fun jumping joy in some back streets of Gastown in Vancouver BC Canada.

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And Joy is Everywhere…

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;

- Rabindranath Tagore

Pilar Stella – Jump for joy photo of the day! June 23, 2014

The amazing Pilar Stella jumping for joy on Santa Monica Beach, California.

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Far more than you can imagine…

“You can do anything you put your heart, mind and soul into. Far more than you can imagine. Be fearless. Do it.” – LL COOL J

You are Braver than you Believe…

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

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.

Have a marvelous day!


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actively seek inspiration…

“…People have to actively seek inspiration. They need to find opportunities where their creative thinking can spark. They need to submerge themselves in different experiences in order to be inspired. Inspiration doesn’t come to those who wait. It comes to those who are actively trying to seek it.” – aphreodite

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

Graham Snowden jumping joy photo of the day! June 15, 2014

Fun jumping joy in one of may favourite places to walk in nature… Lynn Canyon in North vancouver BC Canada.

observing the beauty of humanity…

“I love observing the beauty of humanity, the shapes, the colors, the laughter, the joy. The expressions of us as a whole remind me of nature’s pure magnificence in shaping absolute beauty. For as each one of us shines our true way of being, our authentic way of being, this is all God’s beauty, the good, the bad and everything in between.
So thank you magnificent souls for simply being you!”
– Aaron Kleinerman

Karen Kobel jump for joy photo of the Day! June 14, 2014

Lovely jumping joy, playing with shadows in a Vancouver lane way.

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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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Katy Mackenzie jump for joy of the day! June 10, 2014

Vibrant sun shiny jumping joy in Deep Cove, 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

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!

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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

When your actions stem from a place of joy…

“When your actions stem from a place of joy, you feel light, and inspire joy and lightness in those around you!” – Andi Bowers

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.

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those who followed an inner vision…

“The most fulfilled people in any profession, regardless of who climbs to the top, are those who followed an inner vision … The externals of your life fall in line with your internal values and the atmosphere you create around yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

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!