Jump for Joy! Photo Project on @NovusTV City Lights w Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie @aliceko @Tammy_F_Gillis

Jump for Joy! Photo Project on Novus TV – City Lights with Natalie Langston. I had the great pleasure of doing Jumping shoots with the lovely Alice Ko and Tammy Gillis. My hair by Brendan Hopwood BEAUTY-A-GO-GO, Makeup by Diana’s Artistry. Styled by Gaia Subren. And lots of people in the photos.. see anyone you know?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6hMpFtyvM

Life is your art…

“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.” – Ansel Adams

start by making positivity your main focus… @eyoalha

When beginning a new day, start by making positivity your main focus. How can you reframe whatever happens to throw you off course throughout your day? – create your joy today – Eyoalha xo

A little video clip of the “making of” the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural / Murality

A little video clip from behind the scenes of making the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural. At first I thought it was me up on the lift but its Amalia Liapis Founder of Murlity rolling some waterproofing over my photos – team work! :) Video clip is by Ricky Shetty

Four squared Jumping Joy Photo of the day! @JaxonHowell @GameStudioCEO @AndreaSpiegs @SierraTasiBaker

A bit of a mix up a jumps today :) all on different days and in different parts of Vancouver. Every one as fun and creative as the next.

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Alive and eager to live… @eyoalha

The world calls out in rhythms of colour
Pulling and pushing with playful taunting winds
Deep laughter bubbles up
Desire awakens
A first breath through frozen air
Alive, out of focus
Alive and eager to live. – Eyoälha

Matt Rodzki #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 8, 2014 @VanPrint

Go Matt go! Jumping around barefoot in the sun, always fun! :)

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You are here to be brilliant… @eyoalha

You must dream bigger. Expand. Share your light. Know who you are is more than this. You are here to be brilliant, to shine, to expand. – Eyoälha xo

#JumpforJoy may receive a Western Canada Notable Award @NotableCA http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Hello! Im kind of excited to share that… I’ve been nominated for the Western Canada Notable Awards!?!?! ‪#‎NotableAwards‬ Wow, this is so cool :)

Can you help me win? It says people have to vote me in… would you mind taking a moment to cast a vote for jumping joy :)
http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Anyone can cast a vote.. I’m JUMPING FOR JOY!!!

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

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

Kerri Waite #jumporjoy photo of the day! October 15, 2014

Love the crazy action in this jump! So fun playing along the Stanley Park Seawall in vancouver BC Canada.

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we summon the courage to make choices…

“There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is the right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead.” – Howard Schultz

@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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Sara Harowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 8, 2014

Sweet jumping joy with the lovely Sara Harowitz in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Boujou Cissoko @BigBoujou #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 7, 2014

Full hearted jump of joy at 3rd beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver bC Canada.

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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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River amazing #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 22, 2014

Love this sweet jump of joy in the trees of North Vancouver. 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

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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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what a precious privilege it is to be alive…

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – then make that day count!” – Steve Maraboli

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.

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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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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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

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

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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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!

Keep your thoughts positive…

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi

You deserve delight…

“Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.” – Hannah Arendt

Newsletter Archive Featuring Marc Telio from May 19, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Marc Telio from May 19, 2014


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@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

create anything you want out of your life…

“You can create anything you want out of your life. Listen to yourself, not the people around you who tell you what is realistic and what you are ready for. You are ready for anything!” – unknown

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

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

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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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!

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

Julieanne Chazotte #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 17, 2014

Lovely jumping joy with Julieanne (all the way from LA) near Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

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A taste of the #jumpforjoyphoto mural!

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

I just laid out a few of the finished poster out on the floor to give you a little taste of what to expect from the Jump for Joy Photo Mural.. :) Excited to start putting them on the wall.. I will hopefully be done the prep of cutting and pasting together the posters by next week so I can get started on the mural.

This is going to be so amazing, can’t wait to share the finished mural!!

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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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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