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

Rachael Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 25, 2015

Even on the grey days a little jumping joy creates brightness .. if you are ever feeling grey, try it.. jump around and be goofy for a few minutes, your energy will shift :)

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We want to live by each other’s happiness…

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another.” ― Charles Chaplin

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.

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Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life… #quote #createyourself #jumpforjoy

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 23, 2015

The lovely Miss Charmaine star jumping in the midst of a building site… jumping joy everywhere and anywhere :)

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Tarcisio Itikawa #jumpforjoy photo of the day! May 22, 2015

Tarcisio was one of my soccer teammates from last summer who visiting Vancouver and studying English.. he definitely brought the team level up with his amazing Brazilian soccer skills and consistently excellent playing. Im hoping to pick up a few games this year – so fun, I love playing soccer :)

Have fun today, get out and ply!


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Live a life you’re proud of… @marcandangel #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“It’s never too late to live a day that makes you proud. … Do things that startle you. Feel things you’ve never felt before. Spend time with people who help you grow. Live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, have the courage to change things.” – Marc and Angel

#TBT Looking back and forward w Elise Jené aka @suryadevi @templeoflakshmi Feature Archive from Dec. 2014

Elise has a beautiful spirit of joy and shares it with everyone she meets. Today she will be performing in a benefit concert for Napal – tickets art still available – The Cobalt to help the people of Nepal rebuild after the devastating earthquake. Even if you don’t live in Vancouver and would like to contribute and support the people of Napal you can still HELP REBUILD NEPAL DONATE HERE

Read more about what inspires Elise to jump for joy here!

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 9000 sq ft, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories so a very rough guess is that it is around 20,000 sq ft! So thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen.

Once I have the exact square footage I will finalize the budget and begin the Kickstarter. Stay tuned and please support the project if you can :)

we can all blossom… #quote #beautiful #jumpforjoy

“With the right nourishment, we can all blossom”, it doesn’t matter what soil (or background or hurdle) we all have the ability to be beautiful both inside and out.” – Rosie154’sBlog

The Maja Aro @majaaro #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 20, 2015

Maja Aro is a powerhouse and fearless… she is a stunt double for film / TV and also an advocate for Bullies Keep Out. She kept looking around for things to jump off of lol but jump for joy is all about lifting yourself up so no jumping off of things, which she did and then some :)

Have a fabulous day!

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Go forward with courage… #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“Go forward with courage… When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mist – as it surely will. Then act with courage.” – Ponca Chief White Eagle

This is Caolaidhe Lundy #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @caolaidhe @pervertedpup May 19, 2015

Sweet jumping joy with Caolaidhe near the Vancouver Convention centre. We had a pretty cloudy day but that didn’t stop us from getting out to play. Great fun, great jumps, lots of joy :)

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the work of creating… #quote #create #work

“Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.” – Kevin Ashton

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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Michael Jarmana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 17, 2015

MJ is a big ball of enthusiasm – and he loves doing jumping photos. Here he was Jumping for joy in his Burning Man inspired room.

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Be aware of your thoughts… #quote #yourreality #thoughts

“The understanding of who you are is the key. Be aware of your thoughts, your choices, your decisions, your beliefs and more so your power… Remember that your reality always matches the way you perceive the world outside. And remember that the way you perceive the world outside always matches the way you perceive your … Self.” – Spirited Enterprise

Sharad Kharé @kharecom #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 16, 2015

This is Sharad. We had such a fun time getting these jump shots, one of my faves is this – Kharé family jump for joy photo – as you can see, he has a lot to be joyful for :) Sharad creates all kinds of meaningful conversations with inspiring people, check out some of his interviews here: www.sharadslunchbox.com

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Courageous is the soul who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. @mikedooley #quote #courage #perceptions #focus #jumpforjoy

“Courageous is the soul, who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are – powerful, eternal, and loved – they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.
And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.”
– Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe

Featured jumper Archive #TBT Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie #jumpforjoyphoto

The lovely miss Natalie Langston elegantly jumping for joy around the harbour on a stunning sunny day in Vancouver. This was a lot of fun and we got some great jump shots too :)

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what a privilege is to be alive… #quote #alive #jumpforjoy

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

Tonia Mattu @yuology #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 13, 2015

Tonia and I met up an a gloriously sunny day in Vancouver and did our jump for joy shoot in front of this beautiful white building in the DTES. Every person that walked by gave a us a big smile :) The joy was felt and shared.

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We’re the creators of our own experience… #quote #experience #empowerment #jumpforjoy

“We’re the creators of our own experience — remembering this, and living our lives from this perspective, empowers us.” – Mike Robbins

Kelsey Grant @RadSelfLove #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @TEDxGstwnWomen @KelseyGMusic

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Kelsey Grant to do these fun jumping photos a few years ago. Her open, kindheartedness was felt imeadiatly and we instantly hit it of. It is no surprise that she will be speaking at TEDx Gastown Women on May 29th in Vancouver. Very excited for her and have no doubt her talk will be beautiful, inspiring and heart felt.


Learn more about Kelsey Grant from her Jump for Joy Feature

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Nancy Tychowski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Oreo_and_Nancy May 11, 2015

Some big jumps with Nancy at the Vancouver Public Library spreading joy all around the city, one jump at a time :)

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There is a lesson in everything… #quote #lifelesson #strength

This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!” – Swami Sivananda

Celebrating all Mothers around the world #jumpforjoyphoto! #happymothersday May 10, 2015

Here she is, the woman of the day – my mom :) She is 100% awesome. She showers my brother, sister and I with endless generosity, kindness and love. She is always our number one supporter and fan. Happy mothers day to you (and to all the amazing moms around the world).

Motherhood is without a doubt, one of the most important and undervalued contributions to the world that exists. Creating a human being is no small task and I think you’ve done a pretty darn good job. We would not even exist without you!

I love you mama, thank you for being amazing.

There is only one of you in all time… #quote #unique #expression #jumpforjoy

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” – Martha Graham

Alpha Kirabira @HCMCCanada #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @chrstnemchelle May 9, 2015

This is Alpha. He is creating some uplifting programs for homeless youth in Vancouver – always inspiring to meet people with a vision for positive change in the world – learn more about Alpha and Help Change My City in this weeks – Jump for Joy Feature with Alpha Kirabira

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Graham Snoweden @grahamsnowden + Macartney Tonello-Greenfield @MacartneyTG #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 8, 2015

Getting out and exploring the beauty of nature is one of my favourite things to do.. combine that with a Jump for JOy Photo shoot with a couple of fun people and you’ve got a great day :)

Get out and explore the beauty of the world.


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To cut yourself out of stone… #quote #beyourself #jumpforjoyphoto

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins

Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A:
Uplifting! I loved the vibe of the photographer ;) Although it was chilly in Gastown, the sun was shining and the sky was blue! I actually had a great weekend so doing a jumping session on Monday was the perfect way to start off my week. We should all start our week off jumping!

Read more about Alice Ko here: Newsletter Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT from December 1, 2014

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we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not… @BabaRamDass #quote #actions

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we
mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are 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 a supreme creative act.”
– Ram Dass

Tracy Williams #jumpforoyphoto of the day! May 6, 2015

This is Tracy. Vibrant and full of life, she’s got some mega jumping skill and a lot of joy to share. A quick round of jumping in the heart of down town Vancouver before the rain started :)

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Possible new location for bigger Vancouver @JumpforJOYphoto mural

Less than a week since the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural came down. It was quite emotional saying goodbye… BUT every ending is a new beginning and I already have some potentially exciting news :) Yesterday I walked around the DTES looking for a big wall for a new mural and found – the perfect wall! I tracked down the owner of the property, they love the idea and we are meeting to talk about it in a couple of weeks. I’ll keep you posted!

Listen to everything you say when you speak… #quote #selftalk

Anything you say out loud to yourself, or to someone else about yourself, or about anything else, is part of your self-talk. Listen to everything you say when you speak. Do your words paint the picture for your subconscious mind that you want it to be hearing? – Shad Helmstetter

Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @HeRecruits @SheRecruits @MikaelaKarram May 5, 2015

This joy-full bunch… so fun! Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela met me at the Planetarium in Kitsilano and we had a great time jumping all around the area. We did this shoot a year ago and looking at the photos still makes me smile, I love the energy of group jumps :)

Have a fabulous day!

Have the courage to examine how it formed us… #quote #courage @QuoteAnaisNin

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” ― Anaïs Nin

Susana and Matt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanPrint May 4, 2015

This is Susana and Matt. I met these two last year at the West End VanPrint they went way above and beyond to help me when I was creating the Jump for Joy Mural. Now that the mural has been removed, Im already excited to created a new one. As soon as I find a big wall and raise the funds I good to go and – I know exactly where to go when its time for printing. Looking forward to working with these two wonderful people again :) Jump for Joy!

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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

Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 3, 2015

This is Courtney.. jumping for joy and enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful spring day in Vancouver. Lots of giggles in this shoot :)

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@pilarstella Keep getting back up, believing in the impossible and pursuing your heart’s desire and life purpose! – Pilar Stella

“Life is full of obstacles, setbacks and failures…but life is too short to let them get you down. Keep getting back up, believing in the impossible and pursuing your heart’s desire and life purpose! Life really is sweet!” – Pilar Stella

Sarah Daniels #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @ItsSarahDaniels May 2, 2015

This is Sarah Daniels. We had just finished a really fun Big Love Ball so what better way to wrap up the day then a little jumping around by the ocean in White Rock :) Sarah has the most wonderful, playful energy – so fun to shoot! www.sarahdaniels.ca

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Today was the end of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural #jumpforjoyphoto

To my surprise the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural was removed yesterday. I discovered it by chance as I passed by in the morning. I knew it would be coming down eventually and it was starting to come apart on its own but it was still quite emotional to see it coming down. I wish I’d had a heads up that it was coming down but I’m glad I chanced upon it before it was gone. A lot of love and joy from a lot of people went into creating that mural. It was an incredible experience and I’m grateful to Amalia Liapis and Murality for the opportunity to share my art with the world. The good news is… I can make another mural! All I need a new wall and I can get started :)

a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives… #quote @alberteinstein

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 30, 2015

This is Stephen. We met up for our jumping joy adventure and took a walk along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver to his favourite place – Siwash Rock. I love doing shoots with people in a place that has meaning to them.

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Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 29, 2015

Mother daughter jump for joy love at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Lee was a volunteer who helped me put together posters for my mural, very kind and helpful :) Jump for joy!

Help someone out if you can, it might just make their day a little better :)


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Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water… #quote #passion

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” ― Roman Payne