Every artist was first an amateur…

“Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afternoon jump for joy photo – it’s me! (Eyoälha ;)

Photo of Eyoälha by Esra Inal www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photo of Eyoälha by Esra http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I just love this jumping photo shot taken in Mexico a few years ago. The dog in the foreground ended up running off with my flip flop and making a snack of it. Fun times and great memories.. I love Mexico.

Have a great afternoon!

Expansion of happiness is the purpose of life…

“Expansion of happiness is the purpose of life. The expansion of happiness carries with it the growth of intelligence, power, creativity and everything that may be said to be of significance in life.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Jump for joy photo of the day – Maryann Treffers! April 30, 2013

Colourful jumping joy at Canada Place in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

I am fortunate to be alive…

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” — Dalai Lama

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Peeps!

Trampoline jumping in the sunshine in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

have a splendid afternoon!

Get started now…

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

Jump for joy photo of the day – Mane Rayne! April 29, 2013

Jumping joy with Mane near the water in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have an extraordinary day!

in each moment of our lives…

“Most of us fail to realize the tremendous potential that lies before us in each moment of our lives. Every moment of every day, we face the opportunity to start over completely, to modify the way that we see the world, to change the ways that we react to certain stimuli. Our lives are ours to fashion, and we do so through the ways that we approach our days and our circumstances, through the ways that we act and react, and through the ways that we treat others and ourselves.” – Daniel Bilog (Positivity)

Afternoon jump for joy – Melissa Demmers!

jumping for joy through the streets of Kitsilano in Vancouver Canada.

Enjoy your day!

cells respond to feelings of pleasure and joy…

“…author and molecular biologist Bruce Lipton suggests in his book The Biology of Belief — that our cells respond to feelings of pleasure and joy with regenerative growth…” – Danielle Prohom Olson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Juanita Lohmeyer! April 28, 2013

The lovely Juanita jumping for joy under the Burrard Street bridge on a grey rainy day in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Dawn Neale!

Fun with Dawn jumping joy in the back ally ways of Gastown in Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your afternoon!

i.am…i.can…i.will…

“i.am…i.can…i.will” – will.i.am

Jump for joy photo of the day – Sierra Tasi-Baker! April 27, 2013

Uplifting jumping joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Courage is…

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

Newsletter Archive Featuring David Blair from March 4, 2013

Read about what inspires David to jump for joy here: Newsletter Archive Featuring David Blair from March 4, 2013

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features once a week, via email: Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE

each life unravels differently…

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.” – Shane Koyczan

Jump for joy photo of the day – Max Horvat! April 26, 2013

Max playfully jumping for joy through Whytecliff Park, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Katie Shaw!

Katie Shaw gracefully jumping for joy in the sunshine in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.

Have a great afternoon!

you are capable of living…

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

Jump for joy photo of the day – Brandi Leifso! April 25, 2013

Jumping for joy through the spring fields in North Vancouver, BC Canada the magnificent Brandi Leifso. She has created an Organic make up line called Evelyn Iona Cosmetics which contributes to helping women’s shelters, such an inspiring person, check out her story at: Evelyn Iona Cosmetics

Enjoy your day!

The best people…

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.” – Ernest Hemingway

creation that arises out of the expression of joy…

“Do it with joy, a creation that arises out of the expression of joy is definitely profound and beautiful.” – Michael L. A.

Jump for joy photo of the day – Kimberly Dean! April 24, 2013

Kimberly jumping for joy on the trails of North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

a magnificent story…

“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author.” – Houlahan

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Taj Jure and Marc Andre Gagnon!

A beautiful day of jumping joy with Taj and Marc Andre in Kauai, Hawaii.

Enjoy your day!

Believe in yourself…

“Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don’t give up and don’t give in.” – Wanda Hope Carter

Jump for joy photo of the day – Bella! April 23, 2013

Little Bella leaping high in the sky at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Dear Earth…

Dear Earth,

You are awesome. I want to thank you for always taking such good care of me. Thank you for teaching me about beauty, about life, growth and death. Thank you for giving me the experience of awe and wonder. For showing me strength, perseverance and creativity. I admit, I haven’t always been there for you, and still… you always have my back. You truly do inspire me to be a better person.

I love you Earth.

Eyoälha xo

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Chris King!

Some crazy jumping joy with Chris in Santa Monica, California. Great hight!

Have a fantastic afternoon!

an obstacle and an opportunity…

“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” ― J. Sidlow Baxter

Jump for joy self-portrait photo – yep, its me again – Eyoälha :) April, 22, 2013

Self-portrait Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I was walking along the low road to my jumping photo shoot with my cousin – Sierra Tasi-Baker, and stopped to do a couple of jumping self-portraits along the train tracks. The industrial side of North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

a small amount of fire…

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.” – Napoleon Hill

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Sierra Tasi-Baker!

I just did a great jumping shoot with my cousin Sierra. She is a very talented dancer and had some amazing jumping moves… can’t wait to post more soon!

Sierra will be featured in next weeks news letter… Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE 🙂

Have a fantastic afternoon!

achieve the impossible…

“To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” ― Tom Robbins

Jump for joy photo of the day – Zara! April 21, 2013

Stunning sunset jumping joy at 3rd Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

enjoy your life…

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Alli Warnyca!

Playing in the ocean and jumping for joy on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, BC Canada.

have a wonderful afternoon!

True enjoyment…

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” – Baron Alexander Von Humboldt

Jump for joy photo of the day – Amy Clover! April 20, 2013

Jumping joy in Vancouvers West End.

Have a great day!

Anything is achievable…

“Anything is achievable. Be positive, be enthusiastic, and project confidence.” – Sarah Doukas

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Jude Kusnierz and Dannie Raymond!

A vibrant jump for joy in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular afternoon!

the joy of achievement…

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Jump for joy photo of the day – Foxx Cant! April 19, 2013

High flying ninja style kick jump for joy in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

This life is yours…

“This life is yours… Take the power to control your own life… Take the power to make your life happy.” – Susan Schutz

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Ken Lardizabal!

Geting some good hight jumping for joy in Kauai, Hawaii.

have a fantastic afternoon!

what we love fiercely…

“Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we’ve got 
and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow.” – Dawna Markova

Jump for joy self-portrait photo – Eyoälha (me:)! April 18, 2013

This was a cold winters day in North Vancouver, BC Canada… I admit winter is not my favourite season and more often than not I prefer to skip winter altogether and head somewhere tropical. If I cant get away to the warm sunshine, I tend to hibernate indoors. Not on this day! I borrowed a friends winter gear and jumped around a bit to keep warm. Nothing like a little jumping joy to warm the bones 🙂

Have a lovely day!

The creative mind plays…

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” – Carl Jung