A Playful Path – A sweet note on Jumping for Joy by @BernieDeKoven #playful #jumpforjoy

A Playful Path - A sweet note on Jumping for Joy by Bernie De Koven

A Playful Path – A sweet note on Jumping for Joy by Bernie De Koven

A Playful Path - A sweet note on Jumping for Joy by Bernie De Koven Photographs and mural by Eyoalha Baker

A Playful Path – A sweet note on Jumping for Joy by Bernie De Koven Photographs and mural by Eyoalha Baker

How nice to be included in the – A Playful Path website – a collection of ideas and tools to help us bring our playfulness back into the open. When we find ourselves forgetting the life of the game or the game of life, the joy of form or the content, the play of brain or mind, body or spirit.

www.aplayfulpath.com/jump-for-joy/

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!

essentials to happiness in this life are… #quote #happiness #jumpforjoy

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison

Tao Sheng #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Aug 20, 2015 #Vancouver

Its Tao! Super woman jump for joy of the day :) MOre great energy for the Wall of Joy, come check out the Jump for Joy Photo Mural on the corner of Abbott and W Pender Street in vancouver BC Canada. Lots of good vibes.

Have a great 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!

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences… #quote #jumpforjoy

“The very basic core of a (wo)man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

It’s Wes Regan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @411Regan Aug 16, 2015

Full starfish jump of joy, reminds us of what it feels like to be a kid again :) Wes was a featured Jumper a couple of weeks ago.. learn more about Wes here. Our jump shoot was by beautiful Trout Lake in East Van. You can find one of Rgans jump pics up on the Wall of Joy on the corner of Abbott and West Pender. Still a work in progress but should be finished by the end of the week, stop by and take a look!

Have a fabulous day!


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throw open the windows of your soul… #quote #soul #jumpforjoy

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” – Marcus Aurelius

Erikka Gilmore #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Aug 14, 2015

Erikka’s jumps of joy look all like she is floating up, so lovely.

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Junko O’Hanley #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Aug 13, 2015

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Vibrant jumps by Junko at Spanish Banks. Sharing her unique jumping style. Jump for joy!

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fall madly in love with life… #quote #lovelife #jumpforjoy

“Be passionate, fall madly in love with life. Be passionate about some part of the natural and/or human worlds and take risks on its behalf, no matter how vulnerable they make you. No one ever died saying, “I’m sure glad for the self-centered, self-serving and self-protective life I lived.” Offer yourself to the world — your energies, your gifts, your visions, your heart — with open-hearted generosity. But understand that when you live that way you will soon learn how little you know and how easy it is to fail.” _ Parker Palmer

Its Erin Cebula #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @celebula Aug 12, 2015

This was a fun shoot at Spanish Banks with Erin and her friends. This was her solo jump, very rock and roll.

Have an amazing day, get out and play!


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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

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

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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

It’s the Mayor of Vancouver! Gregor Robertson @MayorGregor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanMayorsOffice #Vancouver

Super jumping joy in front of City Hall with Mayor Gregor. Look for his joy-full energy on the Wall of Joy mural at the corner of Abbott and Pender Street, Vancouver.

I will be working on the mural over the next couple of weeks, come take a look!

Share your pics of the Wall of JOy mural on social media with: #wallofjoy #jumpforjoymural #jumpforjoyphoto #jumpmural

Have a fabulous day!


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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

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!

an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage… #quote #courage

“Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” – Julia Cameron

It’s Lenora Gates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @lenoragates Aug 7 2015

Lovely Lenora, jumping joy in a beautiful West Vancouver cove. So fun.

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#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!!!

I am a dreamer… #quote #jumpforjoy #oscarwilde

“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

Alice and Shervin #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Aug. 4, 2015

Alice and Shervin a sweet jump in COal Harbour for the wall of joy!

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whatever makes you feel alive and joyful, is your unique expression… #quote #joy #jumpforjoy

“While living in the present moment, the true source of experiencing joy lies in one act: discovering and following what excites us the most in any given moment each day, all day… What you do, whatever makes you feel alive and joyful, is your unique expression. And it is probably the only thing that will bring you true joy and excitement.” – Robert Anthony

Do what makes you happy… #quote #happy #jumpforjoy

“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” ― Rachel Ann Nunes

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!

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With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger… #quote

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

It’s the ZAG HeartBeats Team! #jumpforjoy @ZAGGroupHQ @IamSteveCurtis #zag #heartbeat #joy

We had a blast doing this massive team group jump! There were nearly 40 people here and amazingly we got a few shots with everyone up at once – amazing team work! I am super grateful to the Zag HeartBeats team for the generous contribution toward the Jump for Joy Photo mural. Thanks to the contribution for helping spread massive joy around the world :) Look for the Zag Heartbeats group jump on the finished wall!

Have a fabulous day!

Catherine is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 24, 215 @FreeOfViolence #jumpforjoy #Vancouver

The lovely miss Catherine does work with a program called Enterprising Women Making Art run by Atira Womens Resource Centre. She and her friend Joseph were two of the first people to come help me make Jump for Joy Photos for the Wall of Joy :) And out of over 200 photos, she happened to pick up the pile that was her own photo, pretty cool. Look for her joy-full energy on the wall soon.

Have a wonderful day!

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

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future… #quote #future #jumpforjoy

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

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

Its Patrick Smith! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 19, 2015

I met Patrick briefly in the Hastings Community Garden while doing jump shoots with a couple of other people. He was game to jump, so we dis a jump for joy with him too :)

Another shot for the Wall of JOY :)

Have a wonderful day!

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

Dunya, Kyle and Ella #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #family #jumpforjoy #fun #love

ONe of the funnest jump for joy photo shoots to date! When a little girl turns 3 and gets to wear a pretty party dress, hold a bouquet of balloons and jump around in mud on a beach with her mom and dad… just try and top that for a birthday present :)

Amazing day, full of love and joy! Picking a shot for the wall will be the hard part.

Have a fabulous day!

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

Fun Friend Group Jump! @celebula #jumpforjoyphoto #Vancouver

These women Erikka Gilmore, Junko O’Hanley, Satara Malloch and Erin Cebula are beautiful, tight nit and fun long time friends. It was really fun to capture this group it was easy to feel the joy in their bond. Happy to share one of the fun pics on the Wall of Joy.. the hard part will be, which one to pick!

Have a fabulous day!

work to build and support what you value and admire… @marcandangel #quote #value #jumpforjoy

“You get more reward from your efforts when they’re applied in a positive direction. So instead of rebelling against what you dislike, work to build and support what you value and admire.” – Marc and Angel hack Life

Its my brother – Kwakwee Baker #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 16, 2015 #Vancouver

This is my brother, Kwakwee. Its pretty amazing to see him jump for joy, when almost 25 years ago doctors told him he may never walk again after a near fatal car accident. But my brother proved to everyone that anything is possible and here he is today, not only walking, but flying :) Proud of him and all he has accomplished and overcome over the years. Another jump of joy for the mural!

Check out his awesome art work: Kwakwee Baker Artist

Have an amazing day!

We made it! Thank you to everyone who pitched in – the wall of JOY is going up! #jumpingforjoy #JOY

We did it! Thanks to everyone who shared, emailed, donated, pledged, cheered, texted, liked and jumped. I ended up short 5k but thanks to a temporary loan, I’v passed the $15,000 goal on indiegogo! AND behind the scenes BC Housing has offered to contribute the other half of my total goal! I may also be getting another contribution from the city!!! So I’ve come in right on target with the full amount needed – the wall of joy is going up! Jumping for joy!!!!!! — feeling excited.

A massive and heart felt THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!

A very, very special thank you to BC HOUSING who are contributing half the funds needed to create this work. BC Housing will be contributing $15,000 towards the project! Jumping for JOY!

A heart felt thanks to the following group of people who all made generous contributions on Indiegogo (its not too late, you can still ad funds to the pot). Together we raised just over $10,000 towards the wall of joy! Thank You ALL for helping make this mural possible:

ANONYMOUS – several people chose to remain anonymous (Thank you whoever you are!)

ATIRA WOMENS RESOURCE SOCIETY – without them the project would not exist.

Alice Chen – Export Ventures Group Inc. (EVG)
Alice Ko – Notey
Alyssa Nobriga – Alyssa Nobriga Profesional Life Coach
Amanda
Amanda Rae
Andersens
AR King – www.lwyd.ca
Aubrey Arnason – Aubrey Arnason

Barb Stegemann – Barb Stegemann | Author and Social Business Innovator
Bev Busse
Brandi Leifso – Evelyn Iona Cosmetics

Castellons
Cate Cameron – Cameras 4 Change
Christian Lagerloef
CRios720 (nickname? Thank you whoever you are)
Crystine Booth

Danton Jay & Heather Lynn – Decades After Paris
Deborah Richards

Erin Celebula
Erin Harder – Erin Harder Stylist
Esther Lee

Farida Sharan – School of Natural Medicine USA
Fatboy Collective (nickname? Thank you whoever you are)
Flamenco Andrea

Gabriel Torrado – 4PLAY

Honeybee Henderson

JM Reiche
Janice Antoine
Jason James – Resonance Films
Jesus Parlange – Web Designer & Web Developer

Koshala Basnayake

Lana Bukvic

Maja Aro – Sea to Sky Stunts
Marc Telio Entree Destinations
Mark Busse – Design Professional, Creative Community Activist & Food Fanatic
Melissa Demmers
Michael Robinson

Paula Castellon – Mode Suites Rental Services
Paula Lagerlof
Praveen Varshney – Varshney Capital Corp. a Vancouver Venture Capital Firm

Rachelle Small
Rene Wang
Riaz Meghji – Breakfast Television TEDEx Vancouver
Roland Tanglao – http://rolandtanglao.com/

Sabrina Furminger – Sabrina Furminger
Sally House Miller – The Hit House
Scott Hawthorn
Scott Maxwell – ZAG HeartBeats
Sculpting 1982 (nickname? Thank you whoever you are)
Shella Alwell
Solid Bites (nickname? Thank you whoever you are)
Sylvia Rigakis – sylviarigakis.com

Woodenhenk (nickname? Thank you whoever you are)

And last but not least, a special thanks to an incredibly generous contribution from ZAG HeartBeats part of the Zend Group owned by my friend Steve Curtis.

The joy from the mural will be felt by hundreds of people, all around the world. JUMP FOR JOY!!!

And now the real work begins! :)

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it… #quote #beginit #dreamit #doit

“…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 favour 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 Hutchinson Murray

The final count down… less than 17 hrs to help create a massive wall of JOY #jumpforjoy #Vancouver

This is Anne. We had a fun little adventure creating her jump for joy photo in East Van… another joy-filled capture for the massive wall of joy :)

It’s now down to the last few hours to pitch in and help to create a massive wall of JOY. It will be located in Vancouver’s DTES side, but the energy of over 200 people jumping for joy will spread out around the world. Please make a pledge, help cover the costs of this beautiful, heart felt work.

MAKE A JOY-FULL CONTRIBUTION FOR THE CREATION OF THE JUMP FOR JOY MURAL HERE

Have a fantastic day!

Eyoalha Baker Interviewed about Jump for Joy Mural by @LeighKjekstad Unfiltered @globalbc #Vancouver #mural #jumpforjoy

Eyoalha Baker Interviewed about Jump for Joy Mural by Leigh Kjekstad on Unfiltered 2015

Eyoalha Baker Interviewed about Jump for Joy Mural by Leigh Kjekstad on Unfiltered 2015

http://globalnews.ca/video/2104908/downtown-eastside-mural-replacement

Today is the last full day to make a contribution on my Indiegogo fundraiser for the mural. Please help me spread JOY around the world. Make your pledge of any amount here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural/x/53648#/story

It’s @JohnnysPops #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 13, 2015 #Vancouver

Johnny and I had a little jumping joy adventure wandering through an industrial area near Crab Park in the DTES. Beauty can be found everywhere, especially when jumping for joy :)

Johnnys jump will be going up on the wall of JOY!

Find out more about the massive wall of joy, and how you can help: www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural/

Have a fantastic day!

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 :)