Sharing joy along the trails with Sandra Ostroff

Sandra Ostroff photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for Joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

Sandra was one of several avid hikers who jumped for joy effortlessly along the trails of the Indian Canyons. Her exuberance and willingness to play and share joy comes through in her photo. This was a memorable day, playing in nature with wonderful, kind hearted people.

Learn a little about what makes Sandra jump for joy:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
The challenge of jumping.

Q: What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A little apprehensive before. It was fun and liberating.

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to follow my passions, which give me joy.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
My family, beading, yoga, hiking – they bring me joy.

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

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
I’m happy with my life as it is, I don’t know what else.

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
I’m a snowbird from Kirkland, WA. Here in the desert I live in South Palm Springs near Smoke Tree Stables – perfect for hiking. Also perfect to enjoy sunrises and sunsets.

Connect with Sandra on Facebook: /sandra.ostroff

Thank you for sharing your joyful energy with the world.


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:


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

Please... share the joy :)

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