Its Jose and Tania ! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 4, 2014 #Vancouver #jump #mural

I met Jose at the Arco building – location for the 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy mural. He and his wife Tania, came and did some jumping around at a near by park. Fantastic jumps! This will be one that goes up on the massive wall of joy :)

Im still raising funds to complete the mural, please take a look at the Indidegogo page and make a pledge of any amount to help spread massive joy around the world!

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

Todays Jumpforjoyphoto is Jenna! July 3, 2015 @FreeOfViolence #joy

I met Jenna at the Arco building which is an SRO run by Atira Womens Resource Society (location for the Jump for Joy photo mural I am creating). We went to this park a few blocks away and got some really amazing jump pics :) Can’t wait to post this one to the wall.

Im in the final count down for raising the fund to create this massive wall of joy, if you feel moved by the joy expressed in my images, please take a moment to help spread massive joy around the world. A pledge of any amount will help make it happen.

Have a wonderful day!

dedicate ourselves to a life that feels true, empowering, and exciting… #quote #empower #true #life #jumpforjoy

“It’s not crazy to dedicate ourselves to a life that feels true, empowering, and exciting. It’s just plain crazy not to.” – Tama Kieves

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

Make your pledges here and spread massive joy!

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!

the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey… #quote #journey #jumpforjoy

“Success is not a place at which one arrives, but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” – Alex Nobel

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! :)

It’s Grant Barton #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! June 29, 2015 #Vancouver #joy

Grant jumping for joy and pretending to be part of a cool mural in Chinatown. This is one of the cool things about public art, it becomes interactive. This was fun… now, imagine a massive wall of people jumping for joy! :)

Please help make the 18,000 sq ft wall into reality. Make a pledge of any amount here: JUMP FOR JOY PHOTO MURAL 2.0 – BIG JOY

Have an amazing day!

Look out on life with amazement… #quote #life #jumpforjoy

“Look out on life with amazement, not shock. The variety, the diversity, the manner of every person, the beauty amidst the drudgery, the contrasts, the opportunities, the heroism in the lives of ordinary people, your gifts, your talents, your friends – even just one friend – is all awesome. Live in awe, and entertain wonder, and you will be knocking on the door of true love. Don’t kill it with cynicism or criticism, don’t sabotage your life with moaning and complaining. Open the eyes in your head and the eye in your intellect and choose to see the stunning, awesome, diverse beauty of life happening around you right now. Meet it with your heart and you will enrich and be enriched in one single moment.” – Unknown

Help spread massive joy around the world: Vancouver Jump for JOY Photo Mural 2.0 BIG JOY

the youth of your future… @Victoria_Moran #quote #youth #jumpforjoy

“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless.” ― Victoria Moran

Rough Draft Mock up to Scale for 18,000 sq ft 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 18,000 sq ft 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

Its J.P. Holecka! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @jaypiddy #Vancouver June 26, 2015

JUMP FOR JOY! Its JP Holecka!

I meet JP y e a r s ago, we worked on a film together (It was my first film and he showed me the ropes). We’ve run into each other occasionally over the years and its always a pleasure to catch up. Thanks to social media, we have been able to stay in touch and it’s been wonderful to watch family and career grow over the years… He created: powershifter.com which has beed massively successful, so happy for him!

So it was a pleasant surprise to have JP be the first person to pledge for a solo jump shoot and he will have his photo up on the wall! Thanks JP!!!

Would love to have you be a part of this heart felt community project as well… please take a moment to check out how you can take part in the creation of the massive wall of jumping joy. Be part of the JUMP FOR JOY MURAL 2.0

Have a wonderful day!

we paint our own stories… @IamSteveCurtis @ZAGGroupHQ #quote #jumpforjoy

“Life is like a blank canvass on which we paint our own stories using all the colours of the ‪‎Universe‬.” – SteveCurtis‬

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

Let’s practice and commit our lives to giving joy… #quote #jumpforjoy

“The rewards of giving are priceless. If you want to have happiness, you need to give happiness. If you want love, you need to give love. It is only in giving that you receive. No matter what your circumstances in life, you have the ability to give. I encourage you to look for opportunities where you can give and help others. The gift of joy will come to you when you give of yourself to others. That’s what life is all about. Let’s practice and commit our lives to giving joy. Try it! It works!” – Darshan Goswami

Kindness can only be repaid with kindness… @MalalaFund #quote #kindness #jumpforjoy

“Kindness can only be repaid with kindness. It can’t be repaid with expressions like ‘thank you’ and then forgotten” – Malala Yousafzai

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!

True giving comes from the heart… #quote #heart #giving #jumpforjoy

“Giving is one of the best investments you can make towards achieving genuine happiness. True giving comes from the heart, with no expectation of reciprocation. You’ll find that the more you give, the more you’ll receive. The power of giving is manifested in the kindness and generosity that you bestow on someone else. When you give to another unselfishly, the vibrational energy emitting from your subconscious is at its strongest. The power of giving, according to neuroscience, is that it feels good. A Chinese proverb says: “If you always give, you will always have.” A famous American author and management expert, Ken Blanchard, declared “The more I give away, the more comes back.” – The Mindful Word

Mohamed Ibrahim and daughter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! http://ow.ly/OAG8o @moibra_de #fathersday #jumpforjoy #happyfathersday

Happy Fathers day! Revisiting this adorable father and daughter jump makes me smile. A jump for joy photo shoot is such a sweet gift and memory to share..

Would you like to have a moment like this captured together with your father or daughter (or son, mother, friend, lover..)?

I’m offering a fun couples jump photo shoot, with one enlarged photo to go up on the Vancouver Jump for Joy mural – check it out: http://ow.ly/OAG8o

Have an amazing day!

how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world… @DalaiLama #quote #potential #jumpforjoy

“Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.” – Dalai Lama

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!

Vancouver MeroNews wrote about our Indiegog campaign @VancouverMetro @FreeOfViolence #dtes #gastown

We made the paper! Vancouver MeroNews wrote about our Indiegog campaign: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

Watch the video to find out the full story, and if you feel inspired please pledge to help create this uplifting, joy-filled project :)

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

It’s Lynda! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feel the joy :) #Vancouver

This is Lynda. She works for one of Atira’s SRO’s in Gastown. She said she wasn’t sure if she could jump very high.. she can, and you can feel the joy in her jump. So fun! This will look great in the Jump for Joy Photo mural…

Check out the new video I’ve added to the the mural campaign, it will make you smile:

Have a great day!

Everything is happening! Only 3 days in and mural is already %10 funded – keep it coming, we can do this :) #jumpforjoy

Fundraising for the 18,000 sq ft 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!

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!

Challenges are what make life interesting… #quote #challenge #life #jumpforjoy

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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

It’s about the journey, the process, the path… @marcandangel #quote #journey #jumpforjoy

“It’s about the journey, the process, the path – what you’re learning, how you’re helping others learn too, and the growing process you allow yourself to participate in.”Marc and Angel

Sally Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! You can be IN the 18,000 sq ft #Vancouver photo #mural too!

So fun! Sally will be in the mural… YOU CAN BE IN the 18,000 sq ft 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! :)

Christa and Bo Buckland #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FreeOfViolence June 13, 2015

Happy jumping couple sharing the joy in Victory Square Park, Vancouver BC Canada. Bo said he would jump for joy because it would make Christa happy, and he ended up with a big smile of his own :) These two have lived in the Arco Hotel for 8 years and were very happy to hear they would be in the Jump for Joy Mural Im making this summer on the wall of the building.

Enjoy your day!


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It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination… @mayaangelou #quote #jumpforjoy #love

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it’s destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

Todays awesome #jumpforjoyphoto of the day is Broderick Prairie Chickum! June 12, 2015

I love a spontaneous jump for joy like this one with Broderick in a Chinatown lane way. Even with an injured leg he got some amazing air time :) He has great energy, so fun!

Have a wonderful day!


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Todays #jumpforjoyphoto is Michelle Gonzales! @FreeOfViolence June 11, 2015

I love this photo of Michelle, you can really feel the joy! We had a nice time chatting while looking for the location and I discovered she is a history buff on Native culture – just like my dad :) She also has interest in Cedar basket weaving which I think is super cool!

Enjoy your day!


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Play keeps us vital and alive… #quote #play #jumpforjoy

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” – Lucia Capocchione

The #jumpforjoy of the day is Erin Harder! @erinharderstyle June 7, 2015

Life imitating art? Erin took flight and became one with this mural while joyfully jumping around. I’ve always loved this beautiful mural at Broadway and Yukon St in Vancouver (I don’t know who made it, let me know if you do :) Happy to combine it with Erin’s jumping joy :) www.erinharder.com

Have a fabulous day!


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This life is for loving, sharing… #quote #love #jumpforjoy

“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving.” ― Steve Maraboli

The #jumpforjoy of the day is JR! June 8, 2015

This is JR. We had fun doing his shoot in the DTES along West Pender St. about a block away from where the Jump for Joy Mural will be. I asked him if he was feeling joyful after the shoot and he said he always feels joyful :)

Enjoy your day!


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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes… #quote #mistakes #creativity #art #jumpforjoy

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ― Scott Adams

Ballerina Team with NYC Dream #jump for joy of the day! http://www.gofundme.com/otpsgs June 7, 2015

These talented, hard working girls took a few minute after their performance yesterday to jump for joy with me. I challenged these perfectionists to do the least dancer like, most imperfect jump they could do.. and they STILL look like the amazing dancers that they are :)

These North Shore dancers from ProArte, age 12-17, have earned the honour of being invited to perform on stage in New York this summer. The group earned the right to dance at Nationals by winning the Critics Choice award for their contemporary piece “Where from Here” performed at the regional convention in Washington State in January.

Please help these girls make their dream of performing in New York come true:Ballerina Team with NYC Dream

Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProarteNYC2015

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Ally Desrochers #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FreeOfViolence June 6, 2015

Ally actually tried to tell me that she didn’t think she could jump very high! Then she did super high jumps like this :) We shot these pics across from Oppenheimer Park in the DTES. Ally has such great energy, she has been amazing at helping me recruit people to Jump for Joy for the mural Im making on the side of 81 West Pender Street this summer. I love her enthusiasm!

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The good fight is the one that’s fought in the name of our dreams… @paulocoelho #quote #dreams #jumpforjoy

“The good fight is the one that’s fought in the name of our dreams. When we’re young and our dreams first explode inside us with all of their force, we are very courageous, but we haven’t yet learned how to fight.” – Paulo Coelho

Ashley Wiles #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @evaruns @Sole_Girls June 5, 2015

Here she is again Miss Ashley Wiles Founder of Sole Girls jumping for joy along the beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC.

What fills you, what drives you to create, what gets you excited about life? .. do that.

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the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in… @marcandangel #quote #jumpforjoy

“Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t. Be productive and patient. And realize that patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. This is your life, and it is made up entirely of your choices. May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.” – Marc and Angel

Nina Wang #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! June 4, 2015 #mural #Vancouver #streetart #DTES

This is Nina. Last year, Nina helped me out on a few things while I was making my last mural. Having volunteers help me cut and paste together posters was immensely appreciated (before adhering the posters to the wall, each poster was cut and paste together with 15 individual pieces of 11×17 paper to create 4×4 ft posters).

This year I’m looking forward to creating an entire team of cutters and paste-rs. My next mural will be twice the size and the posters will be even larger… Crafty people living in Vancouver who would like to get involved and help create a beautiful uplifting, community public art project, please get in touch info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com :)

Have a wonderful day!


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jumping off cliffs and developing our wings… #quote #jumping #jumpforjoy

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” – Kurt Vonnegut

walk with love and reverence… @HenryDavidThoreau #quote #love #jumpforjoy

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau