Storm left a little mark on the mural too, repairs already being arranged

Photo damage to mural from the storm by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photo damage to mural from the storm by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

We had a few days of intense rain and wind here in Vancouver over the weekend. The storm tore up trees and left many people without power for several days. Once things settled down I went out to check on the Wall of Joy mural and found that a couple of the posters mid way up on the side of the mural had started to come loose – they since have peeled down. The rest of the mural seems to have held up quite well through the storm :)

Im now in the process of arranging to replace these two posters. It’s a bit of a process as they are at least 30 ft high. I’ve already had the posters reprinted but also need to put them together and before I can put them up I will need good weather, to rent a scissor lift (they don’t deliver on the weekend), to get the ok from Impark (and maybe the City too.. checking into it) before I can do anything (I may also need to get insurance first). Im hoping to have this all arranged and the repairs done before the opening event next week.

The opening event will be a community BBQ at the mural (located at the corner of Abbott and West Pender Street). We will be there between 4-6pm. Stop by if you can and say hello.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thank you for Sharing the joy on Instagram and Twitter – The Wall of Joy

Pretty excited to see all the instagram and twitter photos being posted of the Wall of Joy Mural – thank you everyone for sharing the joy :) .. I’ve been reposting a few of them. If you come across any pics of the mural on Instagram of twitter, please tag me and hashtag with #wallofjoy #jumpforjoymural so I can find them and re-share. Especially the ones with people jumping in front of the mural, those ones really make me smile and the wall becomes a fun interactive public art piece. Enjoy!

Here are a few images I found on Instagram:

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

Naweena Instagram

Have a wonderful day!

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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

Vancouver mural may make you Jump for Joy By Yvonne Zacharias @VancouverSun #Publicart #dtes #art #Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun Wall of Joy mural with video interview with Eyoalha Baker

Vancouver Sun Wall of Joy mural with video interview with Eyoalha Baker

Another wonderful write up, and video interview about the Wall of Joy mural in the Vancouver Sun. I was pretty exhausted as I had literally just finished the mural that day, so dont let my mellow demeanour fool you I was beaming with joy about sharing the mural with everyone. Thank you to everyone who is a part of it and helped make it happen :)

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!

Tigress Magazine for Girls ART SERIES: Jump for Joy Project @tigressforgirls #girls #jumpforjoy #art

Happy to have a little write up in Tigress Magazine for Girls. Tigress consists of creative work by girls from all over the world, with aim aim to give you a magazine filled with great stories, art, advice, and information in the hopes of leaving you feeling empowered, accepted, and worthy. Im happy to contribute by sharing a little bit of jumping joy.

www.tigressmagforgirls.com/art/2015/8/art-series-jump-for-joy-project

Its Sekawnee Baker #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Sekawnee Aug 24, 2015 #Vancouver

Sekawnee is one of my amazingly wonderful and talented nephews :) It was a great pleasure to have him jump for joy and share his good vibes on the Wall of Joy… stop by and take a look at the mural, see if you can find him there.

Have a fabulous day!

Today is final touches to the Wall of Joy! #jumpforjoymural #wallofjoy #Gastown #mural #jumpmural

Photos of Eyoalha putting up posters on wall of joy by Gregory Mullaly

Photos of Eyoalha putting up posters on wall of joy by Gregory Mullaly

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This is it! Hope to get all the last touches done today (if my arms will hold out). I found a spot to add a couple more posters and I have to graffiti out the graffiti in my photos. I had no idea that having graffiti in my mural is illegal, the City of Vancouver has asked that I remove it. So, it ads another element to the mural. I will learn how to be an un-graffiti artist today :)

The #jumpforjoyphoto posters are up on the #wallofjoy a few last touch ups and it will be done! #Vancouver #art #mural

Getting the last posters up at the Wall of joy - jump for joy mural :)

Getting the last posters up at the Wall of joy – jump for joy mural :)

lastday

I will be chatting on CoOp radio on Redeye today just after 11am about my work on the Jump for joy Photo project and murals.. check it out!

Co-Op Radio interview on  Redeye Aug 22, 2015

Co-Op Radio interview on Redeye Aug 22, 2015

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!

Andrea Busse #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Aug 11, 2015 #Vancouver

The lovely Andrea taking flight. Super jumping joy.. this will going up on the Wall of Joy in the next couple of days. Stop by and see if you can find her – the mural is located at the corner of Abbott and W Pender St, Vancouver BC Canada :)

Post your pics of the mural on social media with #WallfoJoy #jumpmural #jumpforjoymural

Have a fantastic day!


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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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Jump for Joy of the day is Kim Dixon! July 2, 2015 #jumpforjoy #Vancouver #art

Such a sweet jump of joy! Kim is a dance teacher for a group of super talented girls in ProArte dance centre. This pic was snapped after a performance the girls did in Ambleside park, West Vancouver.

Another pice of the 200+ photos to be included in the massive mural puzzle. Just under 2 weeks left to raise the funds to complete the mural!

Would love your support to create this massive wall of joy. Learn more about the project and make a pledge of any amount here.

Have a wonderful day!

Feeling the LOVE @bigloveball feature w @eyoalha and @jumpforjoyphoto #jumpforjoy #love #vancouver

Photo of Eyoalha Baker and the Big Love Ball by Wendy Williams Watt

Photo of Eyoalha Baker and the Big Love Ball by Wendy Williams Watt

I was so touched by this, I literally came to tears of JOY when my friend Wendy wrote this beautiful blog post with fun photos she took with me and the Big Love Ball at Stanley Park …

Big love ball link

Please take a moment to read through and share the love and 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!

Rough Draft Mock up to Scale for Jump for Joy photo mural – Please help make it Happen!

Mock up for 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Vancouver

Mock up for 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Vancouver

Some perspective on how epic this jump photo mural will be…

This is a rough mock up to scale. The small stick figure in the left bottom corner is me jumping for joy… Im 5’6.

Each square is a 6×6 or 4×6 poster, the large section is 20×40 ft

It will take approx. 94 – 6×6 sqf, 42 – 4c6 and 63 – 6×4 photos and one massive 20 x40 to create the mural. Each of those individual posters will be made up of 25 individual sheets of part, cut and asked together before being posted to the wall.
I can’t do this alone, your contributions will help create this amazing wall of jumping joy.

You can be part of this joy filled community project!

Please take the time to pledge, help create and spread massive joy around the world:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projec…/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural

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 :)

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 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!

Its Andrea Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto June 20, 2015

The lovely Andrea (aka Nomad Andrea) met up with me in East Van to jump around and we came up with some beautiful and joy filled jump pics :) Looking forward to sharing them on the 18,000 sq ft mural I’m not fundraising for…

Take a look at the link, watch the fun video and find out how you can contribute and get involved too: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

have a wonderful day!

It’s Wiggy and Two Paws! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #DTES #Gastown #Vancouver

Taking the risk to jump is a beautiful metaphor for all aspects of our lives. Jumping is something only we can do for ourselves. When we jump, and we jump for joy, we use our own power and strength to lift ourselves up. When we take the risk to open ourselves up, we inspire others to do the same.

This is Wiggy and her dog Two Paws :) They live in the Arco Hotel (run by Atira) – location of the 18,000 sq ft mural I will be creating this summer. We chose the Hastings Urban Farm, a community garden in the DTES of Vancouver, for her Jump for Joy. We tried to get Two Paws to jump at the same time.. this is as close as we could get :) but fun trying.

This will be one of the photos to go up on the Jump for Joy photo mural – assuming I raise the money to make it happen!

I only have 25 days left to raise funds to make this unique and heartfelt work. If you are inspired by my project and touched by the work I do, please consider contributing a pledge of any amount – every bit helps to spread the JOY!

Watch the video to learn more about the project and how you can take part:

http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

The #jumpoftheday is Tania Hamelton

I met Tania while recruiting some people to jump at the Dominion Hotel in Gastown, one of the SRO’s run by Atira Women’s Resource Society. She overheard us talking about it and said, that she wanted to JUMP – Yes! without even the slightest hesitation. When we met up for the jump we went off in search of a graffiti background, and found this spot together. After our jump shoot, she said she felt energized :)

And her jump photo will be in the Jump for Joy Photo Mural.

Would you like to do a jump for joy shoot with me and be in the mural too? You can! Check out how right here: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

Have an amazing day!

Do a group jump w me for the mural! #Vancouver #mural #art #friends #family

Who will be first to pledge $500 for a GROUP JUMP? Get together 2-6 people – friends, family, co-workers or even random strangers… and do a group jump w me for the mural!

$500 GROUP JUMP Pledge breakdown:

With 6 people = it’s only $83.35 per person
With 5 people = only $100
With 4 = only $125
With 3 = only $166.70

Not bad at all for a super fun jumping photo shoot, the enlarged poster in the mural, Jump of the day on my blog (+social media) and 1 edited .jpeg each of the best group jump! And you will help make the mural happen! Lets do it!

PLEDGE HERE: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

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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Jump, Jump :) It’s me again #jumpforjoyphoto by @eyoalha

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Another one of my selfie jumps – just me and my camera timer :) I took this one a while ago while visiting Alert Bay BC.

I’ve been feeling incredibly excited about the new 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Mural Im creating. This project is a massive undertaking and has many, many challenges… one of the first ones being raising the funds to create it. Which is why I will be launching another Kickstarter campaign.

If all goes well, the video should be ready to go by the end of next week and I will launch the Kickstarter campaign. If you feel moved by the work I do and would like to be a part of an amazing project, I would be grateful for any contributions you are able to make when the campaign launches.. even if all you can offer is sharing and talking about the project.. it all helps :)

I know it will be a LOT of work. I also know it will have a beautiful, uplifting effect on everyone involved and who views the final project and there is no better reward than that :)

Have a wonderful day!

Samantha Skelly @samanthaskelly #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @hforhappiness May 31, 2015

A bundle of jumping joy, Samantha was recently a Jump for Joy Feature… here it is again in case you missed it the first time around: March 30, 2015 – Jump for Joy! Featuring Samantha Skelly also take a look at my jumping shoot with her in action on GO West Coast TV with Dunia Tozy

The mural in the video has since been removed… BUT :) I am now in the process of creating a new, even bigger Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural – about twice the size of the first one! This is a massive undertaking and I will need all the help and support I can get to make it happen.

Dunia has kindly offered to help make a video for the Kickstarter campaign. We will be filming tomorrow along with my partners on the project, Atira Womens Resource Society.

I will begin fundraising to create the mural within the week – as soon as the video is ready to go. Any help you can offer from donations to sharing the news will be greatly appreciated <3 I will keep you posted as things progress!


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Looking for a part-time super Intern to join the Jump for Joy Team :) #intern #jumpforjoy

Hello Vancouver people!

Jump for Joy Photo Project is about to get real busy!

Over the next few months I’m doing another Kickstarter campaign, raising funds to create another massive (estimated 17,000 sq ft) Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Vancouver’s DTES .. thats a lot of photo shoots! I will need someone who is versatile, creative, totally organized and an efficient team player to help make it all happen smoothly.

Are you or anyone you know looking for a fun internship or practicum over the next 3-4 months?

The position is unpaid but you will be helping to create an incredible public art mural that will touch the hearts and lift the spirits of many people

You will also get to do a jump for joy photo shoot and be in a huge mural! It is min. 10 hrs per week with flexible hours.. and it will be fun!

The Jump for Joy Project is all about uplifting ourselves and others, taking a positive perspective on life and spreading JOY.. so a positive, uplifting, fun and optimistic attitude is essential and should be reflected in all work created.

What do you love to do? What are you passionate about? What do you want to create in your life?

Do any or all of the following apply to you? If yes, please get in touch and share your experiences and how you would like to be involved: info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

– Do you love being part of a creative fun project/team?
– Are you super organized and efficient aka type A personality?
– Do you love admin work and scheduling?
– Do you know how to create a website and or graphics?
– Do you enjoy writing? And doing WordPress posts and or have blogging skills?
– Do you enjoy social media and are you proficient in using Hootsuite?
– do you like to do jumping photos?

Im looking forward to hearing from you and how you want to contribute to spreading joy :)

Makenzie Chilten

Mural making on my mind… #jumpforjoy #Vancouver #mural #publicart

Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is a little section of the first Jumping mural I made last summer, the new Jump for Joy Photo mural I will create this year will be very similar only on a much larger wall and in a more exposed location – The corner of Abbot and West Pender Street (DTES) Vancouver BC Canada.

I have a lot to do before even beginning the mural, most importantly – raising the funds to make it happen and taking at least 100-200 more jump for joy photos over the next few months – thats a lot of jumping photos!

I have put together a Kickstarter campaign and as soon as Im able to get an intro video produced, I will publish it and begin fundraising. I would very much appreciate your help in spreading the word once the campaign starts.. and if you are able to donate to the project and help spread the joy – that would be even more amazing :)

I will keep you posted as things progress.

Have a wonderful day!

Eyoälha

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.

It’s a selfie #jumpforjoyphoto day :) @eyoalha #jumpforjoy #jump

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I love doing jumping pics as much as I love taking them of other people. This is one (of several attempts) I did with the camera timer. It always makes me laugh doing this… I surely look silly jumping around and laughing to myself as people happen to pass and don’t see the camera :) It’s good fun.

Get out and play today, create something new, share your joy.


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Video Jumping joy! @goWestCoastTV @ShawTVVancouver @duniatozy​ + @samanthaskelly​

This was such a fun morning with Dunia Tozy and Samantha Skelly shooting a piece for Go West Coast on Shaw TV about the Jump for Joy! Photo Project smile emoticon Enjoy!

Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work – Eyoälha Baker’s Health Care Pecha Kucha

My first attempt at public speaking! Forgot a lot of what I wanted to say and fumbled my way through lol but, I did it! Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work. This Pecha Kucha presentation was done for the 2015 Quality Forum BCPSQC Health Talks. It was a great challenge and look forward to improving my skills at my next speaking engagement :)

A few pics from my ‪@PechaKucha‬ talk @BCPSQC ‪#‎HealthTalks‬ photos by @jeremyLim

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Featuring Roland Tanglao @rtanglao #jumpforjoyphoto Newsletter Archive from Sept. 22, 2014

Q: Philosophy?
A: Take the shot. Don’t hesitate to take your shot whether it’s a photo or the next opportunity in life.

Read more about what inspires Roland here: Jump for Joy Featuring Roland Tanglao from September 22, 2014

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#HappyValentinesDay! From my #Romantic Heart to Yours <3 #jumpforjoyphoto by Eyoälha of @eyoalha

Selfie-jump Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie-jump Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

From my romantic heart to yours… any chance to celebrate love and romance is a reason to jump for joy.

I love love. I love being in love. I love sharing love… and I LOVE romance :)

If you need a little romantic love inspiration for today… take a peruse through here: InspireLove

or here: Big Love Ball

Have a wonderfully joy-filled, love-full, romantic day!

#TBT #jumpforjoy Newsletter Archive Featuring Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014

Throw back to last year jumping joy with Maria and her son, read what she had to say about her experience jumping here: Newsletter Archive Featuring Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014


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An email from Joe Carlson about the #Vancouver #JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural @eyoalha

I received this touching email yesterday from a fellow named Joe Carlson. I went by to see what had been done…

They did a great job of pasting back pieces that had started to peel off due to water damage…. I am very appreciative of whoever took the time to voluntarily repair the water damaged areas pealing off the wall.

Thank you Amalia and whoever your friends are that did the work…

Joe gave me permission to share his lovely email with you, please take a moment to look through his wonderful photographs here: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

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Hello Eyoalha;

My name is Joe Carlson, at the end of January, I was downtown and found your amazing mural. I ended up at the mural twice in 3 days.I hung around and got some cool shots of your mural, people in the lane and the 2 gentlemen sprucing up your mural.

I posted my photos on Facebook, people were surprised at where the mural was and thought it was a great idea and very cool…

I just thought you would like to know that your work was appreciated.

I did not attach the photos that I took , I thought it would be easier for you to see them at my website: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

This is what I said on Facebook:

“I was downtown on January 26th to do some street photography and found this mural in a lane off of Main and Pender. I stayed for a while and took some photos of the mural and some people. I saw that it was called the Jump for Joy photo project. I noticed that some of the mural was peeling away from the wall of the building. (this comment will make sense in a moment) I went on line to find out what the project was, this is what it says:

“Completed August 4, 2014: 32 ft high by 114 ft wide Jump for Joy Photo Mural in the lane way of 161 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. The mural is a compilation of photos of almost 200 people jumping for joy in different parts of Vancouver. The photos have been enlarged to 4×4 ft. and printed on 11×17 sheets cut and pasted together, then pasted to the wall.”

On January 28th I was back downtown and was walking by the mural and noticed a workman on a ladder fixing the mural. I spoke to the gentleman holding the ladder and found he was a friend of the person who owned the building. They were there volunteering to do some repairs to the mural. I stayed for a while talking and taking some photos. They were still working when I left. I just thought it was a cool little story that evolved by visiting the same place twice over 3 days. It’s amazing who you meet when wandering and how creative and talented people are….”

Take care, Joe

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Thank you joe! :)

BEST PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER IN 2014 @vancitybuzz @SquashBlossom @muralityart

I was pretty excited to come across this article: BEST PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER IN 2014 by Lindsay William-Ross which includes the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural thanks to my lovely friend Amalia Liapis founder of Murality.org who invited me to create the mural :)

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural /  Murality included in top 10 Best Public Art in Vancouver list - VanCity Buzz

Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural / Murality included in top 10 Best Public Art in Vancouver list – VanCity Buzz

Happy New Year 2015! from @eyoalha #jumpforjoyphoto #happynewyear

Photos by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photos by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

A few words of inspiration for 2015:

Possibility. Creativity. Courage. Love. Inspire. Believe. Accomplish. Faith. Adventure. Lead. Play. Connection. Force. JOY.

I like the way these words feel. I’m excited and encouraged to take action, to create beauty, use my creative power to express and connect with the energy of these words this year. I know already that this will be an incredible year, lets make the most of it. Enjoy!

Much love, Eyoalha

Happy Holidays! Jumping joy with Jessica and Andrew December 25, 2014

To some this is just another beautiful day of life, to others, it is family time celebration, gifts and food. However you spend the day, enjoy!

Much love to you,

Eyoalha

#44! Happy Birthday to me :) @eyoalha #jumpforjoyphoto

Today is my Birthday! A day for me to celebrate my life :) so very happy to be alive, experiencing, learning, loving, playing, creating… I feel privileged to begin another year of adventures. I have no doubt that 44 will be one of the best years of my life. Jump for joy!

Wishing you the most wonderful day of jumping joy!

Much love, Eyoälha

Jump for Joy! Photo Project on @NovusTV City Lights w Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie @aliceko @Tammy_F_Gillis

Jump for Joy! Photo Project on Novus TV – City Lights with Natalie Langston. I had the great pleasure of doing Jumping shoots with the lovely Alice Ko and Tammy Gillis. My hair by Brendan Hopwood BEAUTY-A-GO-GO, Makeup by Diana’s Artistry. Styled by Gaia Subren. And lots of people in the photos.. see anyone you know?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6hMpFtyvM

start by making positivity your main focus… @eyoalha

When beginning a new day, start by making positivity your main focus. How can you reframe whatever happens to throw you off course throughout your day? – create your joy today – Eyoalha xo

A little video clip of the “making of” the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural / Murality

A little video clip from behind the scenes of making the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural. At first I thought it was me up on the lift but its Amalia Liapis Founder of Murlity rolling some waterproofing over my photos – team work! :) Video clip is by Ricky Shetty

Four squared Jumping Joy Photo of the day! @JaxonHowell @GameStudioCEO @AndreaSpiegs @SierraTasiBaker

A bit of a mix up a jumps today :) all on different days and in different parts of Vancouver. Every one as fun and creative as the next.

Enjoy your day today!


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