The magic of Bella Sheehan jumping for joy at Palm Springs Art Museum

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

I had the pleasure of meeting Bella with her family, who all came out to jump for joy together. Bella has a special kind of energy about her, she is confident and knows what she wants.

We got all kinds of fun photos of Bella flying through the air, but I loved the simplicity of this one because it captures her, just hovering calmly in the air. I think she has innate wisdom to offer the world and I’m so happy she came out to share some of her joy with us.

Get to know a little about Bella:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
My family, my dogs and music.

Q: What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
It sounded fun, so I tried it and had a great time.

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
Joy is love, happiness and fun.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
Music is my #1 passion because it’s in my soul! I play the ukulele, the guitar and sing. I love to write songs to express my feelings. I also love mid-century modern architecture because it reminds me of home. I also enjoy designing rooms for my dolls, taking photos, and shooting videos because doing something creative is fun.

Q: How do you feel about being part of a collaborative community project that promotes joy?
It’s great to be a part of something fun!

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
I would become President so I can help make the world a better place.

Q: What are you working on?
I’m currently working on starting a YouTube Channel to share the songs I’ve written.

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
I’m 9 years old and in the 4th grade. I’ve lived in Palm Springs all my life and I hope one day to have a house next door to my Mom and Dad.

Check out Bella performing on Youtube:
Just Bella

Thanks for playing and jumping for joy Bella!


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

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