A sweet Ukulele jump of joy with Brooke Manthei

Brooke Manthei photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

I met Brooke, thanks to Leslie Demuth of the Marquee Academy of Performing Arts who arranged for me to take jumping photos with some of her lovely and super talented students.

Brooke melted me with this ultra cute Ukulele jump, and she is sure to spread a lot more joy in her lifetime.

Get to know what makes Brooke jump for joy:

Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
When I do fun things.

Q: What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
I had fun.

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
Being happy. Joy makes me feel good.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
I love music and art. They are fun and I can be creative.

Q: How do you feel about being part of a collaborative community project that promotes joy?

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
I am from Sky Valley, CA I am new to the valley this year and I have been enjoying all of the sunshine.

Thank you for sharing your sweet, uplifting joy Brooke, I’m sure your photo will cause many smiles!


Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.

If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: jumpforjoy@psculturalcenter.org


Follow Jump for Joy on:
Instagram: @jumpforjoyphotoproject
Twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto
Facebook: /JumpForJoyPhotoProject

Please... share the joy :)

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