Iron Woman! The amazing Ashley Wiles #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @evaruns @Sole_Girls #ironman #run #woman

So proud of my friend Ashley! This amazing woman just completed in the Ironman World Championship! ‪This ironwoman‬ ran in 41degree heat, came in 79th/145, is the 2nd Canadian in her category and finished with a time of 5:51. Way to go Ashley!! Jumping for joy :) Learn more about Ashley here: solegirls.org

Get out there and do it!

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!

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!

those who live their dreams… #quote #jumpforjoy

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins

Decide. Is this the life you want to live? #quote #decide #life #jumpforjoy

“So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.” – Meredith Grey

the play instinct acting from inner necessity… #quote #play #creativity #jumpforjoy

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
– Carl Jung

there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon… @quote #hope #life

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sheila Alwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 26, 2015

Sheila came to jump around with me at the entrance to Stanley Park. It was a vibrant sunny day and you can feel the joy in her jumps. Look for her on the wall of joy, coming soon to the corner of Abbott and Pender Street in Vancouver!

Have a fabulous day!

Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover… #quote #dream #jumpforjoy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Danton and Heather #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @DantonJay @DJHLmusic July 23, 2015

Spontaneous jumping joy with these two lovely people. We stepped out of a roof top BBQ to snap a couple of jumps, and the joy lifted us all up :)

Look for them on the wall of joy… coming soon to the corner of Abbott and Pender Street in Vancouver ;)

Have a fabulous day!

Set your sights high… @marcandangel #quote #jumpforjoy #bigdreams

“Set your sights high. Make your dreams big, exciting and undeniable. They’re the ones that will push you forward. Whatever is beyond your reach right now will not always be beyond your reach. Keep going.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Chatting on the radio about joy @storyshow @coopradio @eyoalha and Vanessa Woznow #vancouver #radio

Eyoalha Baker guest on The Storytelling Show w Vanessa Woznow on Coop Radio July 2015

Eyoalha Baker guest on The Storytelling Show w Vanessa Woznow on Coop Radio July 2015

Last night after a super long that started out with a jump for joy photo shoot, then fun, full day of poster making I was a radio guest on The Storytelling Show with my new sole friend, and host of the show Vanessa Woznow. We had a great time chatting… here is the link to the show, Enjoy: https://soundcloud.com/the-storytelling-show/joy

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Its Chris! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 20, 2015 #Vancouver #dtes

I met Chris in a DTES ally while doing a Jump for Joy photo shoot.. we asked him to join in and he happily stopped what he was doing to share his jumping joy. Another fun pic for the wall of JOY!

Have a wonderful day!

Challenge yourself to be who you know you are capable of being… @marcandangel #quote #beyou #jumpforjoy

“Challenge yourself to be who you know you are capable of being. Challenge yourself to follow through – to live what you preach, to walk your talk. Don’t worry about how slowly you feel you’re heading towards your goals, or how many roadblocks you find, or how many detours you’re forced to take. As long as you keep doing your thing, you’re still cruising far ahead of everyone who’s too scared to even try.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles… #quote #success #joy #jumpforjoy

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” – Helen Keller

demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act… @TonyRobbins #quote #rewards #jumpforjoy

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins

Spreading jumping joy w @jodyvance + @riazmeghji on @BT_Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto #mural

Breakfast Televison City TV with Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji

Breakfast Televison City TV with Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/

Last chance to help create this wall of over 200 people jumping for joy: www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural/

Have an amazing day!

never lose sight of the reason for the journey… #quote #journey #fly #jumpforjoy

“We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.”― Gloria Gaither

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!

It’s Bianca Solterbeck @b_solterbeck celebrating Canada! @itsthattalkshow #jumpforjoy #canada #flag

The absolutely stunning and loads of fun Miss Bianca Solterbec jumped for joy at magic hour on the green roof of Coal Harbour’s Cactus Club. Bianca is jumping with the Canadian flag because it’s Canada Day today! Her family immigrated to Canada from Germany when she was 6 years old and she is celebrating having the opportunity to grow up as a Canadian… (she will be featured soon, sign up for the newsletter to learn more about Bianca :)

So many photos turned out beautifully from this shoot it will be difficult choosing which one to put on the Jump for Joy Photo mural…

Assuming I get all the funds in the next two weeks, I will begin work on the 18,000 sq ft mural in the beginning of August.

Time is passing by fast, please help me make the massive wall of JOY…

make a pledge of any amount here.

Have an amazing 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!

To love what you do and feel that it matters… #quote #lovewahtyoudo

“To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun.” – Katherine Graham

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

Karen Kobel @KahlenaPilates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 24, 2015

Karen, dancing with her shadow and jumping for joy… finding beauty in a Vancouver lane way.

Have a wonderful day!


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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.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go… #quote #start

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful… #quote #focus #jumpforjoy

“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston

We want to explore and have fun… @donMiguelRuiz #quote #integrity

“There is no need to justify what we are. There is no need to work hard to become what we are not. We just need to return to our integrity, to the way we were before we learned to speak. Perfect. As little children, we are authentic. Only the present time is real for us; we don’t care about the past, and we aren’t worried about the future. We enjoy life; we want to explore and have fun. Nobody teaches us to be that way; we are born that way.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

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!

You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life….

“If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing ‘real’ was at risk, what would you do? You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That’s what the ghosts want us to do – all the exciting things they no longer can.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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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you can change anytime you like… @julien

“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy. You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.” – Julien Smith

you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective…

“Life is a repeated cycle of getting lost and then finding yourself again. There are many smaller cycles within that cycle where you get lost to a smaller degree and then remember yourself again. Sometimes you do it to yourself on purpose, consciously or unconsciously. Every time you get lost it is so that you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective.” ― Jay Woodman

Wildness reminds us what it means to be human… Terry Tempest Williams

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” – Terry Tempest Williams

Focus on what brings YOU joy… @1lahart

“Do what makes YOU happy. Focus on what brings YOU joy. Appreciate and do more things that make YOU smile. Live your life for yourself. You matter! You count! You’re deserving of true happiness! This is YOUR life. Live it to the fullest! Live life with no regrets.” ― Stephanie Lahart

#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! :)

something that nourishes your soul and brings joy…

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ― Jean Shinoda Bolen

be excited to be alive…

“You ruin your life by tolerating it. At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential. The next Michelangelo could be sitting behind a Macbook right now writing an invoice for paperclips, because it pays the bills, or because it is comfortable, or because he can tolerate it. Do not let this happen to you. Do not ruin your life this way. Life and work, and life and love, are not irrespective of each other. They are intrinsically linked. We have to strive to do extraordinary work, we have to strive to find extraordinary love. Only then will we tap into an extraordinarily blissful life.” — Bianca Sparacino

#TBT #jumpforjoy Featuring Maria Kritikos @Maria_Kritikos from September 15, 2014

Pulled from the Newsletter Feature Archives, here is Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014

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to live our life as a continual celebration and freshness…

“Many of you can feel a very deep yearning, a subtle flame, a longing for that true life – to live our life as a continual celebration and freshness. In some part of us we know this is possible, and that it is the way life should be.” – A.H. Almaas

Practice rather than preach…

“Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.” – Alexander Haig

choose what will occupy our minds…

“We have the ability to choose … We can choose what will occupy our minds, and how we will act.” – Kathy Kalina

Keaton Soros #jumpforjoy photo of the day! Jan. 30, 2015

A massive high kick jump for joy on the beach near Burrard Bridge. Some pretty powerful energy there!

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Joy is a decision…

“Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to Life.” – Wess Stafford

#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Kristal Barrett-Stuart from September 9, 2014

Enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Kristal Barrett-Stuart from September 9, 2014 pictured here jumping with her lovely mother Diane Barrett.

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we are all affecting the world every moment…

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” – Ram Dass

Kelly Wong @kellyyhwong #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 28, 2015

The amazing Kelly Wong! Jumping for joy in Yaletown on a fall day in Vancouver.

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