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!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 21, 2014

A gorgeous day for a hike and jumping for joy! A beautiful moment captured with the sun at the top of Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, BC Canada.

Have a great day, don’t forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Joanna Kritikos #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JoannaKritikos September 20, 2014

Adorable jumping joy with Joanna Kritikos of Inspiration Mecca. Boy did we have some good laughs during our shoot.. my cheeks were sore from laughing :)

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


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 19, 2014

A beautiful and fun day jumping for joy at Saiwash Rock on the Stanley Park Seawall with the fabulous Stephen Coldwell.

Have a fantastic day… and don’t forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Matt Rodzki Jump for joy photo of the day! September 17, 2014

Matt loosing the somberrow jumping for joy on a beautiful sunny day in his backyard.

Have a fantastic day, and dont forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

sail away from the safe harbor…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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

Jumping joy with Aaron in Marina Del Ray, California.

Have a fun day, don’t forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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.

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

Happy jumping joy with Joya at Ambeleside Beach :)

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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.

Have a fabulous day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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.

Have a great day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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

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

Have a wonderful day!

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!

Screen shot 2014-08-21 at 5.50.37 PM

Screen shot 2014-08-21 at 5.50.45 PM

@sharadkhare #JumpforJoy Newsletter Archive Featuring Sharad Kharé from May 25, 2014



In case you missed it the first time around, take a look at the Jump for Joy Newsletter Archive Featuring Sharad Kharé from May 25, 2014


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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.

Have a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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

Jumping joy near Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day! :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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!

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.

Have a splendid day! :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

@AmaliaLiapis Downtown Eastside alley adorned with people jumping for joy

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

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

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

Have a splendid day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Susana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 12, 201

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

Have a happy go lucky day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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

Newsletter Archive Featuring Sophie Mas from May 12, 2014



In case you missed it the first time around… please enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Sophie Mas from May 12, 2014


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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

Screen shot 2014-08-07 at 5.56.45 PM

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

Screen shot 2014-08-06 at 5.47.46 PM

"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!!!

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

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.

Have a fabulous day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Fereshteh Zeineddin #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 1, 2014

Fun jumping joy with the lovely Fereshteh on the beach at Jericho in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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

wallposters1

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!

Saeko (Sara) Suga #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July

A beautiful day, a beautiful jump of joy at Stanley Park, in Vancouver, Canada :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Susana Nateras and Matt Rodzki #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanPrint July 29, 2014

Jumping up on a gorgeous sunny day in their back yard in Coquitlam.

Have a fantastic day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

@KauaiChad Chad Deal #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 28, 2014

Jumping for joy into an inviting pool in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a fabulous day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Victoria Gies #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 27, 2014

Fun jumping joy at David Lam Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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!

@CarmenRuizyLaza Carmen Ruiz y Laza #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JoytvBC July 26, 2014

A fun shoot with the fabulous Carmen Ruiz y Laza of CarmenTV with a beautiful dress designed by https://www.facebook.com/JACbyJC so fun to play dress up and jump for joy near a light house in Stanley Park. Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

a will to fight for a better world…

“…optimism brings with it hope, a future with a purpose, and therefore, a will to fight for a better world.” – Saul D. Alinsky

Kelby Bryant #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 25, 2014

A fun sunset jump shot in Malibu, California.

Have a splendid day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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!

Lasha! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 23, 2014

Some sweet early morning jumping joy with adorable Lasha near Science World in vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 22, 2014

Fun jumping joy in the West End with Chandra and Lee.

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Christine Solomon #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 21, 2014

Jumping for joy in Hollywood Hills, California.

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

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.

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Lilou Mace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

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

Have a magnificent day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Andrea Spiegel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 15, 2014

Sweet jumping joy in.. you guessed it – Vancouver!

Have a fantastic day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Michelle Rose Coleman #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 14, 2014

Soaking up the beautiful sunshine and jumping for joy in Coal Harbour.

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.