A colourful jump of joy with Kathleen Gratz in Palm Springs

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

I’ve been admiring the beautiful architecture of Arrive Hotel everytime I drive by so when Kathleen didn’t have a location in mind for her jump, this was the place to do it. Kathleen was so lovely and I appreciate so much that she put so much care into choosing her colourful wardrobe and that she came out to share her joy with us. I LOVE he beautiful colours of the rusted metal with the turquoise blue of Kathleen’s dress, and the dash of red from her scarf against the blue sky. Beautiful.

Get to know Kathleen a bit:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
Good health and fun times with friends and family

Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
Before – excited. After – thrilled

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
The feeling of joy is happiness. Joy always helps me through the day.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
My greatest passion in life is to be the best mother, best friend.

Q: How do you feel about being part of a community project that promotes joy?
I think it is wonderful! We definitely need joy in today’s difficult times.

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
Work hard to bring peace to all nations.

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
It was such a wonderful experience to jump for joy!

Thank you beautiful Kathleen, for being so happy about sharing joy with others.


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

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