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

Happy jumping joy with Joya at Ambeleside Beach :)

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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

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.

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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.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Stephanie Wiriahardja from June 2, 2014

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Tarcisio Itikawa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 28, 2014

Tarcisio getting some nice air! Jumping for joy at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.


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Marc Andre Gagnon #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

A night time jump of joy in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Brandi Leifso #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

The fabulous Brandi Leifso jumping for joy on top of a log, over a creek in North Vancouver BC Canada! There is some skill lol :)

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

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

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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

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

@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


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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.

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

Jumping joy near Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 18, 2014

Another fun jump from Kerri on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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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.

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Analise and Greg #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 15, 2014

A loving jump for joy at their home in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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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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Susana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 12, 201

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

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Christopher Michael King #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 12, 2014

Nothing but blue sky and jumping joy on the beach in Santa Monica, California.

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Crystal Carson, Dani Kremeniuk, Melany Hayes, and Allison Giroday #jumpforjoyphoto! August 10, 2014 @gowhistler

A jumping joy girls day out on Whistler Mountain :)

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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
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Alexandre Legere @jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 9, 2014

Fabulous jumping joy near the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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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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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

Dayna Szyndrowski jump for joy photo of the day! August 7, 2014

Love this leap! Taking over the sky near the Plaza of Nations in vancouver BC Canada.

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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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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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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.

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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!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Mikaela Karram @MikaelaKarram from May 5th, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around… enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Mikaela Karram @MikaelaKarram from May 5th, 2014


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

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


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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

A fun sunset jump shot in Malibu, California.

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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

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

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

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have fun and enjoy life…

“When you are taking time to have fun and enjoy life your energy is at an all time high. When our energy is at an all time high we are in perfect alignment with divine inspiration. Meaning we are the most open and receptive to new ideas.” – Kelsey Grant

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

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

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Sat Harwood #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 20, 2014

Incredible high jumping joy with Sat at Cates Park In North vancouver BC Canada.

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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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