the value of experiencing and enjoying the journey…

“…it’s amazing that the words “happy” or “happiness” or “joy” are not included in the definition of the word “success.” Unfortunately, our conventional definition of success is simply achieving the goal. Not enough emphasis is placed on the value of experiencing and enjoying the journey, building character, and learning life lessons along the way.” – Steve Rizzo See more at: http://success.com/article/why-we-need-to-redefine-success#sthash.1evJBbAm.dpuf

A gigantic heart felt THANK YOU! To all my Kickstarter backers!

SUCCESS – The mural has been funded – THANKS TO YOU!

A gigantic and heart felt THANK YOU! to the fabulously generous people who have made contributions!

The first generous Kickstarter pledge was made by: MARC TELIO – www.entreedestinations.com Thanks for starting things off 🙂
2. Julien Fruchier – https://life.is/good/
3. Mode Suites
4. Honeybee Henderson
5. Laurel L. Lewis
6. Michael Robinson – Rawporter
7. Kreativefinds
8. Katy Mackenzie
9. Taranah King – Registered Counsellor and Expressive Arts Therapist
10. SamanthaMG
11. Alice Ko
12. Deborah Low
13. Meghan Sharir
14. MJ
15. Amalia Liapis – wesellvancouver.ca
16. Karina Louise Vallee
17. Chad Mac – Recruiting Social
18. Norman Jaffe
19. Lea Chaplin
20. Miguel A. Ruiz Jr.
21. Alyssa
22. Roland Tanglao
23. Ed Adams
24. Laura Livingstone
25. Dayna S.
26. Graham Snowden
27. Simone Seeger
28. Jory Kevin Berger
29. Aliyah O’Brien
30. Rachel Small
31. Chad Deal
32. Qulsey Zeeper
33. Dawn Neal
34. Brent
35. Kirk Fuller
36. Julieanne Chazotte
37. Ahbyah Baker
38. Julian Guderley
39. Christi Yassin
40. Michael Lyons www.facebook.com/grazevegetarian
41. Thais Sewell
42. Ruth Nahanee
43. Karen Pelrine-Abs
44. Ulrike Metzner
45. Janice Antoine
46. Lucy Oliver https://life.is/vancouver
47. Jules Seaman
48. Melody Ma
49. Gabriel Torrado
50. Allan Chan
51. Colleen Critoph
52. Carol Arnold-Schutta
53. Doerthe Keilholz
54. Thomas Nicol
55. Dominik Klein
56. Analise
57. Maryann Treffers
58. Nadia Wood
59. Sharad Khare
60. Courtney
61. Stephanie Wiriahardja
62. Esra
63. Darren L.
64. Ida Avignoni
65. Jaxon Howell
66. Surya Devi
67. Andrea Flamenco
68. Praveen Varshney
69. Andrea Brockie
70. Cara Brighton
71. Kenny Huang
72. Michael Mayzel
73. Elizabeth Westberg
74. Pilar Stella
75. Sat Harwood
76. Antonio Alvarez
77. Roberto Ortiz
78. Dennys
79. Adam King
80. Carlos Castellon
81. Caryn Cameron
82. Joseph Pallant
83. Taoin Naia Lore
84. Koshala Basnayake


You are all fabulous!!! THANK YOU!!!

SUCCESS! The Jump for JOY Photo mural is funded! #jumpforjoy

SUCCESS! The Kickstarter campaign is now finished and the Jump for JOY photo mural is funded! JUMP FOR JOY!

THANK YOU!! To everyone who pledged, shared, and supported the Jump for Joy! Photo Project and Murality over the past 3 weeks. I appreciate every single one of you ❤

What a fun experience. Now the real work begins for me. While I wait for the Kickstarter money to process over the next couple of weeks, I will be doing all the shoots of people who pledged to be on the wall and preparing the images for the mural.

Thank you all for your kind support and for helping to spread the jumping joy! — feeling wonderful.

Jump for Joy Photo Project Kickstarter Funded

This is it! Last day to pledge! Jump for joy!

This is it! Last day to pledge!

Pledge to a part of the JOYful wall mural in Vancouver, buy a print of the finished mural or order a book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world. Many ways to create and share JOY: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX every little bit helps Spread #JOY #jumpforjoyphoto.

Graham Snowden and Macartney Tonello-Greenfield jump of the day! May 31, 2014

Awesome jumping joy on a huge rock in Lynn Canyon, North Vancouver BC Canada. This trail always stuns me with its beauty.

Have a fabulous day!

something is worth it…

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. JoyBell C.

The countdown is on… 24 hours left: pledge for a jump for joy photo Book

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign - watch video here

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign – watch video here

Hi everyone!

Doing this Kick starter campaign has been an incredible experience so far.. I am so happy that so many people feel that there is value in focusing on, and spreading joy in the world.

We are now coming to the end of the fund raising campaign. With only 24 hours left in the campaign I am still hoping to raise funds towards finishing my book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world.

24 hours left: pledge for a jump for joy photo Book here

Your pledge (even $5 helps:) create art and spreads joy! THANK YOU

Newsletter Archive Featuring Allison Giroday from March 10 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, here is the Newsletter Archive Featuring Allison Giroday from March 10 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.

Free will is your pen, write your life… @Pharrell‬

“There are no mistakes or accidents. The present is malleable. Influence the odds. Free will is your pen, write your life.” – Pharrell Williams ‏‪@Pharrell‬

A boost of energy…

Katie Shaw

Dayna Szyndrowski jump for joy photo of the day! May 29, 2014

Full of joy and jumping on a dock by the Water Taxi in Vancouver BC Canada 🙂 Why not?

Have a fabulous day!

Life is to be enjoyed…

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed…” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

4 more days, lets Kickstart 1000 photos of jumping for joy!

Only 4 more days left of my Kickstarter campaign: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

I’m still raising funds for the book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world.

Your pledge can get you a copy of the book, a beautiful print of the Jump for JOy mural or you can organize a group jump for the wall… check it out: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

If you know of anyone who may be inspired by this project and may like to contribute or order a book (it will make a very nice gift!), please spread the JOY!

Last day to Pledge is May 31. Thank you!

Angelina Henstra jumping joy of the day! May 28, 2014

Stunning jumping joy near a dock at Jerhico Beach in Vancouver BC Canada. Sometimes the most unsuspecting places become beautiful backdrops for jumping photos.. nature helped out with a cool cloud too 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Times Colonist Aliyah O’Brien sharing her beautiful joy #jumpforjoyphoto

Aliyah O'Brien shares about her Jump for Joy in the Times Colonist

Aliyah O’Brien shares about her Jump for Joy in the Times Colonist

What a beautiful way to start my day this morning.. I was tweeted a link to this Times Colonist article with the stunningly JOYful Aliyah O’Brien. We had so much fun together doing our Jump for Joy shoot, and the photos turned out so beautifully.. that we did another jumping shoot! I feel so touched and happy that she had so much fun … that she pledged on Kickstarter to do ANOTHER Jump for joy photo shoot together 🙂 I cant wait to see what creative and fun photos we come up with this time ❤

Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

where you can go…

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Boujou Cissoko joy jump of the day! May 27, 2014

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A stunning sunny day a 3rd Beach in Stanley Park, Boujou flew with joy 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Still a few days to pledge for a Jump for Joy book.. or set up a Group Jump! Be part of a fun #publicart project and spread joy! http://ow.ly/xbZkg Last day to pledge is May 31, 2014 #jumpforjoyphoto #mural #Vancouver #groupjump #fun

burn as brightly as possible…

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

Brian Scudamore jump for joy of the day! May 26, 2014

Super fun jumping joy with Brian at Science World in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Last few days to pre-order a book w 1000 people jumping for joy around the world. Create art, spread joy, feel good: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX #jumpforjoyphoto

anyone who shows me their soul…

“I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much.” — Emery Allen

Group Jump! Chad, Danielle, Mikaela and Sophie joyful jump. May 25, 2014

A fabulously fun and energetic group jump at the Planetarium in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Pre-order book w 1000 people jumping for joy around the world. Create art, spread joy, feel good: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX #jumpforjoyphoto

Huffington Post BC Photographer of the month Eyoälha Baker :)

Huffington Post BC Photographer of the Month Eyoälha Baker

Huffington Post BC Photographer of the Month Eyoälha Baker

How wonderful and what an honour to be the Huffington Post BC photographer of the month 🙂

These photos are a very small sample of images that may end up in my book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world.

You can pre-order a book on my kickstarter page: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

In the meantime… view the jumps in full screen. Enjoy!

Slide show - Jump for Joy in Huffington Post BC

Slide show – Jump for Joy in Huffington Post BC

Charlene Ellen joy jumper of the day! May 25, 2014

A fun shot of Charlene getting creative and jumping for joy in North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!


Try it, it’s fun! Get creative and Tweet us your own jumping joy photo @jumpforjoyphoto tagged #jumpforjoy #jumpforjoyphoto help us spread some joy today 🙂

realize it is play…

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” — Alan Watts

Newsletter Archive Featuring Melanie Heyes from March 3, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Melanie Heyes from March 3, 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.

Just surpassed the base goal of $5000 – thanks to YOU! <3 and NOW onto the book!

Whoooo Hooo! Yippy!

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I’m Jumping for joy right now!

Just broke the $5000 base goal on my Kickstarter page: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX the jump for joy mural in Vancouver is now funded! Thank you!

All pledges from now until May 31st go directly towards creating the book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world!!

THANK YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!!

Video update: Jump for Joy on Kickstarter

The best way to predict the future…

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

Thank you for helping create fun public art and spreading joy!

All further pledges will go towards completing the book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world. Deadline Last day to pledge May 31, 2014

Learn more about the project and pledge here: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

Thank you everyone for your incredible support and kind words with my project so far 🙂

It feels wonderful knowing you see value in sharing JOY; And that uplifting each other with a positive perspective on life resonates with so many of you.

Weather we seek it out in love, money, accomplishment… or simply being present and true to ourselves, Joy is a state of being where all things are possible, where hope and faith can flourish.

Thank you for helping create fun public art and spreading joy – you are awesome!

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Nisha, Soran, baby to be and Sharad Kharé family jump for joy of the day! May 22, 2014

A fabulously fun family photo! We had a great time taking these fun jumping photos at an urban park under the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver BC Canada.

Create art, spread joy, feel good http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX #jumpforjoyphoto

Have a wonderful day!

the greatness you perceive in them is your own…

“You are destined to become the peer of those you most respect because the greatness you perceive in them is your own.” – Alan Cohen

Stephanie Wiriahardja jumping joy of the day! May 21, 2014

Another magically fun shoot from the weekend. The lovely Stephanie came prepared with fun props for the shoot 🙂 We even had a cheering squad… Julieanne Chazotte + Richard Secrist (yesterdays jump for joy photo) stuck around and made the shoot even more fun by cheering us on 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Find out how you can help create a massive jump for joy photo mural: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

take time to notice and appreciate all the good things around you…

“Today take time to notice and appreciate all the good things around you – nature, animals, food, friends, family, music or just being alive!” – Action for Happiness

Julieanne Chazotte + Richard Secrist Jump of the day! May 20, 2014

This shoot was an incredibly fun adventure with a lot of laughing… these two came in for the day from the USA specifically to jump for joy with me and it was a blast! Julieanne is from Los Angeles and Richard is from Bellingham 🙂

A big thank you for your pledge Julieanne! Your photo will be on the wall: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

Have a fabulous day!

Eyoälha Baker’s ‘Jump for Joy Photo Project’ – mural Photo of Vancouverites celebrating life to adorn Downtown Eastside building wall By Lisa Charleyboy, CBC News

In the news:

Eyoälha Baker’s ‘Jump for Joy’ to become Vancouver mural
Photo of Vancouverites celebrating life to adorn Downtown Eastside building wall
By Lisa Charleyboy, CBC News

Find out how you can help create fun public art… or even be part of the mural. Create art, spread joy, feel good, pledge here: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

CBC News Aboriginal by Lisa Charleyboy Eyoälha Baker's 'Jump for Joy' to become Vancouver mural

CBC News Aboriginal by Lisa Charleyboy Eyoälha Baker’s ‘Jump for Joy’ to become Vancouver mural

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I took this jump for joy selfie in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Athena Bax jump for joy photo of the day! May 19, 2014

Beautiful jumping joy with the lovely Athena Bax in her painting studio in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!! 🙂

Art is a necessary part of life…

“Art is a necessary part of life, it is food for the soul. By creating, giving and receiving art, the depths of our spirit are revealed to ourselves and each other. Art is one of the primary methods of forming the cultural bonds of our human community, it links us with something greater than ourselves. Great art dissolves the boundaries between art, life, self, other and spirit.” – Matthew Purdon

Create art, spread joy, feel good, pledge here: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX #Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto #mural

Posted by ScottishLinePainting @ScottishLine #jumpforjoyphoto Tweet of the day!

#jumpforjoyphoto Tweet of the day - ScottishLinePainting @ScottishLine

#jumpforjoyphoto Tweet of the day – ScottishLinePainting @ScottishLine

I have been receiving such amazing Jumping photos from my followers on twitter and fb … this one posted by ScottishLinePainting really made my day! Still smiling ❤

Personal Kickstarter Update from Eyoälha Baker <3

Kickstarter Update from Eyoalha Baker

Kickstarter Update from Eyoalha Baker

Personal Kickstarter Update from Eyoälha Baker ❤

Melody Ma gorgeous jump of the day! May 18, 2014

The lovely Melody jumping in front of an art covered ally way in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Pledge here to make more ally way art happen: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

Off the Wall! article in WEVancouver by Sabrina Furminger

WEVancouver Off the Wall by Sabrina Furminger re Jump for Joy photo project

WEVancouver Off the Wall by Sabrina Furminger re Jump for Joy photo project

Here WEVancouver are again in the paper version 🙂

how we spend our lives…

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard

Global Glitterati Girls jump for joy of the day! MAY 17, 2014

A group of of lovely girls jumping for joy on Whistler Mountain, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

And of course please keep the pledges coming, every little bit helps – even $5 would be great 🙂 … http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX just 30% left to reach the base goal!!

your ability to choose one thought over another…

“Your greatest weapon against stress and negativity is your ability to choose one thought over another. Happiness escapes from those who refuse to see the good in what they have. When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Sabrina Furminger jump for joy photo of the day! May 16, 2014

The gorgeous Sabrina Furminger doing an epic leap at Jerhico Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

for the wide world’s joy…

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Surya Devi and Boujou Cissoko sweet jumping joy! May 15, 2014

So fun! I just love this photo I took yesterday on 3rd beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver on a beautiful warm sunny day 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

And please keep the pledges coming: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

Wonderful write up about Jump for Joy Photo Project in WE | The Westender by Sabrina Furminger

Photographer finds Joy Through Co-creative Project WE | The Westender by Sabrina Mehra Furminger

Photographer finds Joy Through Co-creative Project WE | The Westender by Sabrina Mehra Furminger

Photographer finds joy through co-creative project Jump for Joy! By Sabrina Furminger — WE Vancouver May 14, 2014

Over half way there today!! Please keep the pledges coming, your support will help spread some JOY: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

Selfie Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

We are all artists of life…

“We are all artists of life. Allow yourself to create the life you truly desire.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

Kickstarter Update on Jump for Joy Mural fund raiser :)

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign - watch video here

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign – watch video here

The campaign for Jump for Joy Mural project and book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world is going very well. I’ve had incredible support from the media and in pledges. After just one week am at 67% of my base goal! The base goal will cover costs to create the Jump for Joy mural and anything over the base goal will go towards making the book.

It’s exciting and humbling to know that people value the work I am creating and that others also feel JOY is worth spreading 🙂

Please take a moment to check out the campaign, and if you feel inspired to make a pledge i would be incredibly grateful: JUMP FOR JOY MURAL AND BOOK

Joyful Voice Community Choir jump for joy!

Joyful Voice Community Choir

Yesterday I was invited to attempt a Jump for Joy Photo Shoot with Joyful Voice Community Choir with 70+ members. The power and energy of the jumps was incredible… unfortunately I didn’t quite capture the jump – with the limited space, low lighting and only 3 shots to try and get it right… I want to share it anyway as the experience was so fun and this is such a wonderful group of people 🙂 it was sure fun trying! 🙂 The performance was beautiful – what in amazing group of JOYful people!