Article about the creation of the Jump for Joy Photo Project by Eyoalha Baker in Where Women Create

Published!

I’m feeling pretty excited to have an article published in the Spring 2017 Issue of Where Women Create Business. I write about the ups and downs (pun intended) of creating a project from nothing, with noting but passion and determination to share joy around the world. You can order a copy here.

Much love – Eyoalha

Eyoalha Baker writes in the Spring 2017 Issue of Where Women Create Business.

What makes you want to jump for joy? How about giving to charities that help people in need? :)

Sharing jumping joy with the community and Chimp.net at the Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival ‪#‎SummerofChange2016‬

I had the great pleasure of partnering with Chimp.net to capture the beautiful jumping joy with the community at the Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival ‪#‎SummerofChange2016‬.

To view more of the amazing jumping joy energy that was shared, take a look at the Chimp.net blog here.

… Chimp is a charitable marketplace that connects you with the causes you care about. Give how you want, when you want. Because the choice of how you change the world is yours.

Whatever you can dream, do it… do it now :) #jumpforjoyphotoproject

Jump for joy photo collage by Eyoalha Baker

Jump for joy photo collage by Eyoalha Baker

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William Hutchison Murray

The Tedxeastvan speakers - April 23, 2016 in Vancouver, BC Canada

The Tedxeastvan speakers – April 23, 2016 in Vancouver, BC Canada

When I started out with the Jump for Joy Photo Project in 2012, I hoped that I would be able to spread joy around the world with my photos. Since then the journey has been full of many beautiful heart opening experiences and opportunities. In a few weeks I have the honour of being one of 12 speakers presenting at TedxEastVan. This is an exciting challenge for me to get up on stage and overcome my stage fright and Im looking forward to sharing some of my experiences along my journey and why I have been so committed to keep going with this project even through the rough patches and hard times 🙂

I would love to see some friendly faces out in the crowd so hope you can make it out to cheer us on, on April 23, 2016.

Thank you for following along my journey and for your ongoing support with this project so far.

Have a wonderful day!

Eyoalha

Artist Talk at Thrive Art Studio with Eyoalha Baker

Jumping selfie by Eyoalha Baker. Artist Talk at Thrive Art Studio.

Jumping selfie by Eyoalha Baker. Artist Talk at Thrive Art Studio.

Excited to be invited to do an artist talk at Thrive Art Studio on March 30th. Its a small intimate space to meet with other artists and creatives. Join us, tickets on sale now and can be purchased here: http://thriveartstudio.com/thrive-talks-2/

Hope to see you there!

Life is very interesting… Eyoalha speaks about creating murals and connecting with community

Life is very interesting…

Today, the talk I did about the Jump for Joy Photo Project / murals at Interesting Vancouver was posted. I was incredibly nervous, emotional and fumbled my way through.. but I did it 🙂

Yesterday, I received a letter from the city letting me know that I have 30 days to repair the mural or it will need to be removed. I may have some funding coming in, and need at least a week of dry weather. I’m asking for an extension in case the funds and money are not in line with the deadline. Will see what happens.

History repeats itself and gives us opportunities for deeper learning and understanding every time. It makes me wonder, maybe the creation of the murals were meant to be temporary and more about the beauty of sharing joy, connecting with people, learning about community and kindness. I’m not sure how this month will play out, I’ll keep on pushing for the repairs but if it doesn’t happen my heart is full with all that the experience creating this work has brought me. I know that either way this is only the beginning of more amazing opportunities to create, connect and experience life in whatever form it takes.

Eyoalha Baker speaking at Interesting Vancouver

Raising funds for much needed Wall of Joy Mural repairs – keep spreading the joy!

The damage to the mural has become worse in the past month and the repairs will be more extensive than anticipated. Im now looking at a weeks worth of equipment rentals and will need to raise upwards of $5000 just to cover costs.

For the month of December, I served to save up tips towards repairs at Save On Save on Meats. I chose to work at SOM because of the generous work they do with people in need in the DTES (where the mural is located). Im inspired by the work they do. I also love supporting the token program which feeds many people who may not otherwise have food to eat. Hoping to do more work together in the future with this amazing group of people 🙂

Thank you to all the wonderful people at Save On Meats who welcomed me in, helped me learn the ropes and made me feel like part of the team.

I’m proud to announce that working part time as a server of the month of December I was able to save up $980.60 to wards mural repairs (thanks to some generous tippers and direct donations) 🙂

I still have a few thousand $$$ to raise to make the repairs and am working on finding sponsors to make up the balance. And of course, I’m more than happy to accept direct donations too – email info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com if you would like to contribute 🙂

Wising you the happiest and joy filled year for 2016!

Much love,

Eyoalha

Serving to Save the Wall of Joy Mural at Save On Meats

For those who’ve asked when I’ll be serving at Save On Meats

I’ll be in tonight! December 11th + 12th from 4pm.

The 14th is the next Greasy Spoon Diner – not to be missed! A fundraising dinner for A Better Life Foundation (buy tickets through the link)

Dec. 17 from 11:30 to close
18+19 from 4pm

I’m serving + saving up ALL MY TIPS towards much needed Wall of Joy mural repairs so please stop in.

Would love to see you, stop by for a visit, some food and drinks 🙂

Eyoalha selfie jumping photo

Eyoalha selfie jumping photo

Downtown Eastside Jump for Joy mural needs repairs by Emily Jackson Metro News Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver - Jump for Joy mural  By Emily Jackson

MetroNews Vancouver – Jump for Joy mural
By Emily Jackson

Metro News Vancouver Eyoalha to serve at Save On Meats to save up for Wall of Joy Mural repairs by Emily Jackson

Metro News Vancouver Eyoalha to serve at Save On Meats to save up for Wall of Joy Mural repairs by Emily Jackson

Thank you Emily Jackson for your wonderful article in Metro News Vancouver about my efforts to save up and fix the Wall of Joy Mural thats been getting a beating from our rainy and stormy Vancouver weather 🙂

I will serve at Save On Meats for the month of December 2015 and donate all of my tips towards repairs to the mural. You can read the full story HERE – One note… I gave the wrong start date! I will have my first serving shift on Saturday, December 5th from 4pm – please do stop in to say hello, get a bite to eat and pick up some food and clothing tokens for those in need while you’re there 🙂 It just feel good all around!

Hope to see you soon at Save on Meats!

VanCityBuzz helping spread the word – support good in the DTES Community – Jump for JOY!

VanCityBuzz - Jump for Joy Photo Project / Eyoalha to serve @ Save On Meats to save for Wall of Joy repairs

VanCityBuzz – Jump for Joy Photo Project / Eyoalha to serve @ Save On Meats to save for Wall of Joy repairs

The good people at VanCityBuzz have once again shown their support to the DTES community and Jump for Joy Photo Project / Wall of Joy mural. I reached out to let them know that I will be serving at Save On Meats over the month of December and saving ALL MY TIPS to make mural repairs and they are helping spread the word. Read the article HERE.

I will have my first official serving shift on Saturday, December 5th. Please stop by to say hello and I’ll be happy to serve you AND you can also pick up some food / clothing TOKENS for those in need at the same time 🙂 Feels good all around!

VanCityBuzz Instagram photo by @Instakram of The Wall of Joy Mural by Eyoalha Baker

VanCityBuzz Instagram photo by @Instakram of The Wall of Joy Mural by Eyoalha Baker

Last few days to get tickets and experience an Interesting night in Vancouver :)

I’m very honoured to be included in a speakers line up of some very interesting Vancouverites.

Interesting Vancouver


November 6th will be a really fun night in Vancouver, come join us! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Wall of Joy Artist Talk with Eyoalha Baker in the 12th Annual Heart Of The City Festival

Jump for Joy Photo Project is delighted and honoured to be included in this year’s Heart of the City festival. The 12th annual Downtown  Eastside festival is a cultural and heritage event that celebrates the neighbourhood’s emerging artists, rich and diverse cultural heritage, and history.

The festival runs from October 28 to November 8, 2015 and features 12 days of music, dance, poetry readings, story-telling, theatre, film, gallery exhibitions, workshops, history walking tours, and much, much more. Our very own Eyoälha Baker will be hosting an Artist Talk at the Jump for Joy wall on November 1st at 11:00 am. Meet up at the southeast corner of West Pender and Abbott street ( beside Tinseltown).

To view a complete list of events please visit www.heartofthecityfestival.com

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

Photos: 300 people jump for joy at the Downtown Eastside corner of Abbott and Pender by @tlupick @georgiastraight #art #dtes #mural #wallofjoy

The Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight

Wall of Joy Mural photo by Rick Etkin

Wall of Joy Mural photo by Rick Etkin

Another fanstastic write up about the Wall of Joy mural I’ve just completed with the participation and support of many people all around Vancouver (and the world! I had funds donated from around the world). Really feeling proud and happy to share everyones joy. You can read the article here: http://www.straight.com/blogra/518561/photos-300-people-jump-joy-downtown-eastside-corner-abbott-and-pender

In the news @24hrs : Wall of Happiness Returns to Vancouver Streets By Patrick Colvin @FreeOfViolence #streetart #Gastown

24hr News article about the Wall of Joy Mural

24hr News article about the Wall of Joy Mural

More news on the Wall of Joy Mural. I love that this article also shares the perspective of Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Womens Resource Society. Its thanks to her that this mural got the go ahead from the start. She is also responsible for raising more than half of the funding for the project! Forever grateful for the support I felt from everyone at Atira.

You can read the article at this link: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/08/26/wall-of-happiness-returns-to-vancouver-streets

Jump for Joy mural brings colour to Downtown Eastside – Metro News Vancouver by Emily Jackson #news #art #mural #Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver - detail photo of the mural by Emily Jackson for MetroNews Vancouver Aug. 25, 2015

MetroNews Vancouver – detail photo of the mural by Emily Jackson for MetroNews Vancouver Aug. 25, 2015

Exciting week – The Wall of Joy Mural is finished and all over the news… I am overwhelmed by how beautiful the response has been to the mural. Im touched and humbled. I will post the news articles over the course of the day, there are a few. Love that the celebration of joy has been embraced so full heartedly. Happy, thank you everyone who has participated and contributed to create this work.

Follow this link to read the write up in the MetroNews Vancouver by Emily Jackson from Aug. 25, 2015

www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2015/08/26/jump-for-joy-mural-brightens-downtown-eastside.html

Whirlwind of jumping joy mural completion :) #jumpforjoymural #jumpmural #wallofjoy

Now that the Wall of Joy mural is done, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to passers by (and jumping for joy a lot – this video sent in by Barbara Burkholder) and sharing my excitement about the project with the media. I am exhausted and so happy 🙂 I love this project and work. I am so grateful to everyone who has participated and contributed to make this Wall of Joy happen.

An opening event – Community BBQ is in the works for September 9th, from 4:00 – 6pm.. will post details once things are set. The Wall of Joy Mural is located on the corner of Abbott and West Pender St.

See you soon!

So close! The #jumpforjoymural is nearly done :) #gastown #Vancouver #publicart

I’m very close to being done the Wall of Joy mural 🙂 This has been such a great experience that part of me doesn’t want it to end, but i know that there will be more wonderful things and joy-filled creations to come.

Please stop by and take a look at the mural 81 West Pender Street (corner of Abbott and West Pender St). If you post your pics to social media, please tag me or hashtag: #jumpforjoymural. #eyomural #wallofjoy #jumpmural or #jumpforjoyphotomural so I can find your photos and share them.

Have a wonderful day!

Wall of Joy is nearly done! Come visit – corner of Abbott and W Pender St #mural #Vancouver #Gastown

Wall of Joy mural located at Abbott and West Pender St, Vancouver BC Canada. Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Wall of Joy mural located at Abbott and West Pender St, Vancouver BC Canada. Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

A few more days and I think I should be done the Wall of Joy mural 🙂 This has been fun. Today is going to be a big challenge as I need to get close to the wall to work, but there is a giant billboard sign in the way… this should be interesting. Wish me luck!

Have a fabulous day!

First day of #jumpforjoyphoto posters up on the wall corner Abbott and W Pender St.

Thats me up there putting up posters. Photo by Alexandre Legere

Thats me up there putting up posters. Photo by Alexandre Legere

First row of Jump for Joy posters up on the Wall of Joy

First row of Jump for Joy posters up on the Wall of Joy

First day putting up posters for Wall of Joy corner of Abbott and West Pender St. Vancouver BC Canada

First day putting up posters for Wall of Joy corner of Abbott and West Pender St. Vancouver BC Canada

First day of putting up posters is complete! This was the hardest part, should go a bit more smoothly from here on. Lost 1.5 posters. One from the wind getting a little too playful and the other when I hit a patch of water repellant cement, the poster just wouldn’t stick and ended up too wet with glue to salvage. Need to sort something out with that.

My body is really feeling it today.. Im super sore and covered in bruises! Its all worth it though 🙂 and will be out there again today again (its supposed to rain today at some point, so will have to hold up if it does. The posters need to be dry until I paste them to the wall).

I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Have a wonderful day!

#jumpforjoyphoto Mural update Aug. 6, 2013 – Ready to go… BUT 4 days of rain are around the corner #mural #jumpforjoy #gastown #dtes

Photos by Eyoalha Baker

Photos by Eyoalha Baker

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Im all ready to go! I have the posters ready, the lift ready, I’ve patched the largest holes in the wall, scraped down pealing paint and hammered down and removed rusted shards of metal and nails from the wall.. it’s a minor fix up job on a wall that needs major repairs.

However, I’ve made the decision to hold off on putting up the posters until next week as the forecast calls for rain 4 days straight as of Saturday. This is a tough decision as Im dying to get started. But, I don’t want to get half the mural up then have it rain for 4 days without being water proofed first.

So, I wait until the sun comes back next week… if the forecast is correct, my start date for the mural will be Wednesday 🙂 Can’t wait!!!

Thank you to all who have helped make #jumpforjoyphoto posters for the mural so far :)

Just a few of the many poster making helpers this week – THANK YOU every who has come out so far 🙂

One more week of preparing the posters before I begin preparing the wall for the mural. Lots of wok to do and loving every minute of it!

For more updates and to learn more bout the jumpers…


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Speaking with @jodyvance + @riazmeghji on @BT_Vancouver about creating a massive wall of JOY #vancouver

This is it! The last full day to contribute to the jump for joy photo mural. There are now only 41 hours left in the fundraising campaign.

PLEDGE HERE TO HELP CREATE A MASSIVE WALL OF JUMPING JOY

Thank you for taking part in creating and spreading JOY around the world 🙂

Super fun group #jumpforjoyphoto ATTEMPT w camera timer @MarkBusse

If you are ever in need of a really good laugh and an energy boost.. try this: Get a group of fun people together, prop up your camera, set the timer.. and JUMP around. We video taped our attempt and its quite hilarious, we made need some practice to get the timing right. In this fun group jump attempt video / photo is Mark Busse, Andrea Busse, Claudio De Los Rios, Sylvia Rigakis and myself, Eyoalha Baker.

We never actually all made it up at the same time, but luckily Mark Busse is a photoshop wizard and he created an image of all of us up at once – see the finished product below the video 🙂

Photo by Eyoälha Baker and Mark Busse www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photo by Eyoälha Baker and Mark Busse http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is it! The last day to help create the jump for joy photo mural! Help spread the beautiful and fun energy of joy, pledge here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural

Thank you for helping create this joy-full work!

Jump for Joy Photo Project + Atira Womens Resource Society join to create massive #mural #Vancouver

Make your pledges here and spread massive joy!

Article about #jumpforjoyphoto mural – published in Chinese Magazine – Rise Weekly #Art

Rise Weekly - Chinese Publication June 26, 2015 Photo of Sunny Lenarduzzi by Eyoalha Baker

Rise Weekly – Chinese Publication June 26, 2015
Photo of Sunny Lenarduzzi by Eyoalha Baker

Jumping in this pic, the fabulous: Sunny Lenarduzzi

imagejpeg_(1) Jumping in these pics, the amazing: Mark Brand, Fiona Forbes, Zen, Paula + Michael Robinson, Kenny Huang, Brock Tully.

So cool… I was honoured when contacted by the super talented journalist Tao Sheng, Editor of Chinese Magazine – Rise Weekly. She has featured the Jump for Joy Photo Project and my fundraising efforts for the Jump for Joy Photo Mural 2.0 BIG JOY.

She discovered my project through my Instagram feed (social media rocks). We met up to chat about the mural, how people can get involved, and even be in the mural by pledging on the Indiegogo Campaign.

I was happy to share a few the fun pics of amazing people, doing good things in the world who have taken time to be part of the project so far. We even talked a bit about me doing a Jump for Joy mural in Beijing one day! 🙂

But first, I will need to raise the funds for the 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Photo Mural 2.0 BIG JOY I’m working on in the DTES of Vancouver. Right now, I have less than 17 days to raise the remaining $12,000 or, I wont have the money to create this epic wall of joy.

I need your help to make this massive wall of joy a reality. Help spread joy – follow this link and make a pledge of any amount. Every little pledge counts and helps spread joy around the world.

A warm hearted thank you and have a wonderful day!

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show @Eyoalha Baker Bianca Solterbeck and @PeterVerge

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show - Eyoalha Baker, Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show – Eyoalha Baker, Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge

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At Shaw TV recording studio for That Talk Show this morning to promote the Indigogo Fundraiser for the Jump for Joy 2.0 Mural. Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge had a quick chat with me and of course, we jumped for joy… 🙂

The interview airs tonight, June 25 at 10:30pm.

I need to raise $12,515 in less than 19 days in order to create this epic wall of jumping joy. Over 200 enlarged photographs of people jumping for joy (6ft x 6ft and 4ft x 6ft) will be pasted to an 18,000 sq ft wall in Vancouver’s DTES.

The wall the photos will be posted to is a SRO (single room occupancy) run by Atira Womens Resource Society. The mural will be a massive joy filled collage of people served by Atira and people of all walks of life from all around the city.

Full story and video explaining the project here

I need your help to create this beautiful, uplifting work that will bring people together and be shared around the world.

Please consider making a contribution of any amount, every little bit will help to reach the goal.

Thank you for helping spread the joy and uplift hundreds of peoples days 🙂

Jump for Joy of the day is Jude Kusnierz! Whats your jumping style? #jumpforjoy #mural #Vancouver

What is your unique jumping style?

I would LOVE to do a creative Jump for Joy photo shoot with you for the new 18,000 sq ft mural I’ll be making in collaboration with Atira Womens Resource Society in Gastown this summer.

Find out how you can jump with me and be in the mural by making a pledge here:

www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural

Have a wonderful day!

Contest! Want to be in the #jumpforjoy photo #mural for free? Check this out :) #contest

Hi!

Im still going with fundraising for the 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Mural Project..

I only have 22 days left to raise funds in order to create the mural.

The pledging for the new mural has been quite slow the past couple of days…

SO, heres a contest / incentive to help get some pledges in and get you on the wall …

The first person to get 8 people to make a pledge of $25 or more will get a FREE JUMP SHOOT with me and a PHOTO ON THE MURAL! The people who make the pledges must put your name in the comment section of indiegogo after theve pledged for the pledge to count (and must be in Vancouver to do the shoot). GO GO GO!

Here is the link: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648 🙂

Thanks for taking part and have a great day!

Eyoalha

The #jumpforjoy of the day, is Grace! June 24, 2015 #Vancouver #DTES

Grace was walking by as I was doing a jump shoot with some other people in this lane way in Chinatown. We asked her if she wanted to jump and she happily joined in on the fun. She is adorable, love her joy-filled jump.

This will be one of a couple of hundred photos of people jumping for joy around Vancouver and the DTES that will be enlarged, printed, and pieced together into a 6×6 ft poster. These posters will then be pasted up on an 18,000 sq ft mural as a massive community collage of joyful energy …

I am currently raising the funds to make this amazing project come to life… please follow this link to learn more about the project and how you can contribute and get involved.

If you live in Vancouver, you can pledge to be do a jump shoot and in the mural!

Thank you for your help in making this beautiful project a reality 🙂

Happy Announcement – Ria Alvero joins Jump for Joy Photo Project!

A warm welcome to Jump for Joy Photo Projects first team member (other than me:)

Incredibly happy and grateful to have Ria join the Jump for Joy Photo project team!

Ria has been a great supporter of the project since she and her daughter Bella did a jump shoot last year. They were also both on the last mural and knows first hand how the energy of the mural will impact the neighbourhood 🙂

We are now down to the last 22 days to raise the funds to create the 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Photo mural in the DTES of Vancouver.

Every little bit will help create this joy filled, uplifting work. If you don’t live in Vancouver, you can still experience the beauty of this creation.. thanks to social media, the murals energy will be felt all around the world.

I really need your help, if you are able to contribute even $10 or $25 towards the mural, you will help spread massive JOY around the world.

Follow this link to find out how you can contribute and or take part in the creation of the mural

Thank you for your kind support.

The jump of the day is Peter Verge @itsthattalkshow w @b_solterbeck + @PeterVerge :) #jumpforjoy

I’ll be a guest on That Talk Show with Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge chatting about creating the new, gigantic Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural. The show airs this Thursday at 6:30 and 10:30 on Shaw TV Vancouver.

I still need the funds to make the mural happen, and only have 22 days left to raise the remaining funds on Indiegogo. I really need your help to make it all happen. If you are able to contribute even $10 or $25 towards the mural, you will help spread massive JOY around the world!

To contribute and learn more about the Jump for JOy Mural project, follow this link: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648 — feeling excited.

Have a wonderful day!

The race is on! Only 24 days left to raise funds, or no mural! @1800GOTJUNK @HeRecruits @sherecruits #Vancouver #art

The race is on! Only 24 more days left to raise funds, or no mural! Thanks to a few very generous contributions, the mural is now 13% funded in the first week! 🙂 BUT there are now only 24 days left to raise the remaining $13,120. Without funds, the Jump for Joy Photo Mural mural will not get made.

Please take a moment to watch the video and learn more about this heart felt, joy-filled project.

Indiegogo Campaign Video by Dunia Tozy

Indiegogo Campaign Video by Dunia Tozy

Watch Video Here

If you feel inspired by this work, please consider making a contibution, of any amount.. even $10 or $25 will help spread massive JOY 🙂

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Everything is happening! Only 3 days in and mural is already funded – keep it coming, we can do this :) #jumpforjoy

Fundraising for the VANCOUVER JUMP FOR JOY PHOTO MURAL is on now!

Today is day 3 of 30 and the project is already %10 funded!

Please join me in crating this massive, joy-filled community art project in the DTES of Vancouver. The mural will be located on the West wall of The Arco Hotel which is run by Atira Womens Resource Society at 81 West Pender Street.

Thank you for your kind support and generous contributions to help make this beautiful project possible. You are very much appreciated!!!

Enjoy the fun video, share with your friends and contribute what you can.. it all helps spread the JOY!

Have a wonderful day!

Sally Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! You can be IN the #Vancouver photo #mural too!

So fun! Sally will be in the mural… YOU CAN BE IN the PHOTO MURAL TOO!

Get together a gourp of 2-6 people for a GROUP JUMP! – check out the other perks here: http://bit.ly/1efhpk1

Make a pledge and share the news! 🙂

Be in #Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto #mural help create #publicart

Fundraising marathon has begun!

Hi!

I hope you are well and feeling wonderful!

I’m super excited and proud to share my Indigogo Campaign with you… I’m creating another gigantic Jump for Joy Photo Mural – it’s 2 times the size of the first one I made!

This is a heart felt community art project that will bring people together and spread joy all around the world.

I’m reaching out to ask for your support to create this joy-filled “Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural” on my Indiegogo campaign.

There are two ways to help:

1. Contribute – even small contributions raise their popularity and give them more visibility on the site.

2. Post to social media – the more people hear about the project, the more likely I can meet the target.

Sending you a big warm hearted thank you for helping spread the joy!

Eyoälha Baker
http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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A new #Vancouver @JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural is in the works! Happy to announce partnership w @FreeOfViolence!!

It’s official! I’m making a new – even bigger – Vancouver jump for joy photo mural 🙂

Two weeks ago my Jump for Joy mural was removed. A couple of days later, I wandered around looking for potential walls to make a new mural and… I came across this wall and knew this was the one.

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I immediately went into the print shop in the building and asked who owned the building. I was told it belongs to BC Housing. I looked them up and found they were only a few blocks aways so went straight to their office, they said I would need to speak to Atira Women’s Housing. Atira is a community-based organization that supports all women and children who are experiencing the impact of violence committed against them.

I looked up Atira’s location and went to the leasing office in Coal Harbour.. they told me the number to call, which I did, and had the most wonderful response. 1 or 2 emails and we scheduled to meet today..

Now, I am proud to announce that I am partnering with the Atira Women’s Resource Society and making a massive mural on the corner of Abbott And Pender St. in the most amazing location situated between Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown and Gastown aka DTES 🙂

Let the fundraising extravaganza and jumping photo blitz begin!

I’ve already started preparations for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds as I would love to get started on the mural asap .. at the same time, I will need to do at least 4 shoots a day over the next couple of months to have enough photos to for the mural.

My last mural was 32 ft high by 114 ft wide, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories at 65 ft high by 114 ft wide! So thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen.

#JumpforJoy may receive a Western Canada Notable Award @NotableCA http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Hello! Im kind of excited to share that… I’ve been nominated for the Western Canada Notable Awards!?!?! ‪#‎NotableAwards‬ Wow, this is so cool 🙂

Can you help me win? It says people have to vote me in… would you mind taking a moment to cast a vote for jumping joy 🙂
http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Anyone can cast a vote.. I’m JUMPING FOR JOY!!!

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy 🙂

A few photos from the Vancouver Jump for Joy photo mural opening event <3

An incredible day celebrating the completion of the mural and sharing joy with participants, passers by and the local community in Chinatown. So proud of my nephew Sekoya who took these photos, I handed him my camera and after a very brief explanation how to use it… he captured these incredible photos 🙂 I cant wait to create more jumping joy photos to complete my book and make more murals!

I Heart Monday Club: Eyoalha Baker by Makenzie Chilton

Love the way Makenzie wrote up this interview in a way that feels like a movie scene.. so cool 😉

I’m honoured to be featured in I Heart Monday Club A blog series featuring people who love their jobs, doing good things. Thank you Makenzie you are amazing!

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Before and After – the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

Before and After – The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural completed by Eyoälha Baker on August 4th 2014. It is a compilation of photographs of people jumping for joy around Vancouver and lower mainland. The mural is located at 161 East Pender Street. It is the first of its kind to adorn the wall as part of a yearly rotating mural project for Murality.org

Before and After the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Eyoalha Baker

Before and After the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Eyoalha Baker

Jump for Joy! Photo Project Mural update July 26

Jump for Joy! Photo Project Mural update: After 2 full weeks of cutting and pasting together posters (usually 10-12 hrs a day)… I’m finally ready to start pasting the posters to the wall!

A pressure washer and scissor lift are being delivered to the lane on Monday.. Excited for the next phase of mural making!

Today, Im running around picking up the rest of the supplies.. which includes a trip to Blaine, Washington for the Tecknabond adhesive. The adventures of mural making 🙂

Exhausted and happy… loving every minute of the process!

FAQ: When will the #jumpforjoyphoto mural be completed?

FAQ: When will Jump For Joy Photo mural be finished?
A: My best guess: Im shooting to complete the Jump for Joy Photo mural by mid August. I have been working non stop preparing the photos for almost a week and still have about a week+ to go before applying posters to the wall.

If I can recruit some crafty volunteers to help past the posters together, everything will move a lot quicker… Any expert paisters out there want to get there hands dirty? 🙂

FAQ: Where is the mural located?
A: In the ally beside/on 161 East Pender Street.

FAQ: How long will the Jump for Joy Photo mural be up?
A: 1 year!

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

A taste of the #jumpforjoyphoto mural!

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

I just laid out a few of the finished poster out on the floor to give you a little taste of what to expect from the Jump for Joy Photo Mural.. 🙂 Excited to start putting them on the wall.. I will hopefully be done the prep of cutting and pasting together the posters by next week so I can get started on the mural.

This is going to be so amazing, can’t wait to share the finished mural!!

#jumpforjoyphoto mural making update

JUMP FOR JOY MURAL UPDATE

Over the next few days the printing of 165+ jump for joy photos enlarged to 4ft X 4ft will begin. Each of these enlarged images is made up of 10 sheets of 11X14 paper which will be cut and pasted together before applying them to the wall. In total, there will be over 2000 of these 11×14 sheets being pasted together – let the cuting and pasting fun begin!

The 32 ft high x 114 ft wide wall is located at 161 East Pender Street in Vancouver BC Canada.

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

I will be posting updates as we go and posting photos of the progress of this epic mural making adventure.. also look for updates at www.murlity.org 🙂

Here is a sample of one of the 4×4 print of Athena Bax before its cut and pasted together 🙂

sample print - Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

sample print – Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

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.

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!

NEW MURALS FOR VANCOUVER’S DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE: JUMP FOR JOY LAUNCHES INTO MURALITY Dani Kremeniuk

NEW MURALS FOR VANCOUVER’S DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE: JUMP FOR JOY LAUNCHES INTO MURALITY by Dani Kremeniuk  May 12, 2014

NEW MURALS FOR VANCOUVER’S DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE: JUMP FOR JOY LAUNCHES INTO MURALITY by Dani Kremeniuk May 12, 2014

Grateful for the support of the media for my Kickstarter campaign, already at 45% funded!! If you feel inspired by my work, please make a pledge and pass the word on to others who may also value spreading joy to the world. So exciting, check it out here: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

A fabulous write up in The Gastown Gazette about Jump for JOy Photo Project and Murality.org coming together to create a unique public art experience in Vancouvers Down Town East Side: http://gastowngazette.com/new-murals-for-vancouvers-downtown-eastside-jump-for-joy-launches-into-murality/#.U3JH5Sgbrbw

Lets get this jump for joy mural project kickstarted! :)

*** As most of you may know… I’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Jump for Joy! Photo large scale wall mural. I have an incredible opportunity by Murality.org to create a massive wall mural with my jumping photos 🙂

Please make a pledge of any amount today and share the link to help make some buzz and get it out to the internets 😉 http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX ***

I’m trying to raise funds to cover the costs of making the mural. Any amount of pledge, even $5 would be helpful. If you know any who may be inspired by my work, please also ask them to get involved.

Sharing the link on social media helps too: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX.

Many thanks in advance and have a wonderful day!

Kickstarter

Kickstarter