Antonia Jane Allan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 5, 2015

One of the fastest jump for joy shoots ever! Even with limited time we got some fun shots with the ducks at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park :)

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what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

Lenora Gates @lenoragates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 4, 2015

The beauty of nature shines though no matter the weather, spring in Vancouver brings some grey cloudy days… this natural beauty is reason to jump for joy everyday.

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Jigme Nehring + Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 3, 2015

Jumping into spring with the cherry blossoms in bloom.. simply beautiful :) Jump for joy! Features on these lovely ladies coming soon.

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I feel this is right for me…

“There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
‘I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.’
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.” – Shel Silverstein

Marc and Taj #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 2, 2015

A beautiful day of beach jumping joy in Kauai, Hawaii. Loads of fun and lots of laughing.

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Tammy Gillis @Tammy_F_Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 1, 2015

Jump, jump, jump for joy :) This was a fun jumping shoot with the lovely Tammy Gillis.

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Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Ashleigh (McIvor) DeMerit @ashleighmcivor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 28, 2015

Ashleigh taking a beautiful leap for joy on a crisp fall day in Vancouver … she is actually jumping with the Gold Medal she won skiing in the winter olympics! Inspiring. An amazing accomplishment and perfect reason to jump for joy :)

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Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 27, 2015

This was an epic day or hiking, playing and jumping for joy through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. So fun.

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the ultimate source of success in life… @DalaiLama #jumpforjoyphoto

“Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles – it is the ultimate source of success in life.” – Dalai Lama

#TBT #jumpforjoyphoto Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

Enjoy reading all about what inspires Sunny Lenarduzzi in her Jump for Joy Feature from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

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Analise and Greg Ipatowicz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 25, 2015

Playing in their beautiful North Vancouver yard, jump, jump, jump :)

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Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve…

“Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

Michelle Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 24, 2015

Jumping in the rain, what a glorious day in Vancouver :)

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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

Chad deal @KauaiChad #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 23, 2015

Surfs up! Jumping joy in beautiful sunny Kauai, Hawaii. Life is grand.

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trust the magic of beginnings…

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

Lucy and Paty Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 22, 2015

Lucy and Paty are two of the sweetest sisters you will ever meet, this shoot was full of joy. We took a little Canadian souvenir photo for them to send home to Mexico on this little hill near Granville Island ;)

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I was conscious only of my happiness…

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuangzi

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

Alli Warnyca @Capitalcore1 #jumpforjooyphoto of the day! Feb. 20, 2015

Stunning, playful and free… jumping for joy in the cold Vancouver (this was summer, but water is still cold) ocean at Kitsilao Baeach in Vancouver.

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Vicho! #Jumpforjoyphoto of the day, Feb. 19, 2015

I love this little guy, it makes me smile just to see this photo :) Hope you smile too!

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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

Charlie Kerr @jpnsgrls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 18, 2015

Charlie Kerr, front man for the Band JPNSGRLS spreading some jovial jumping joy in Gastown.

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like a lotus flower in full bloom…

“…return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ― Masaru Emoto

Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 17, 2015

For the pure joy of jumping and playing in the sunshine. Kindness Rocks!

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Theresa Walsh @treehousevision #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 16, 2015

A big fun jump for joy with Theresa Tree in the trees. Playful and vibrant.

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the more life opens up… Jackson Kiddard #jumpforjoy

“Go to your fears, sit with them, stare at them. Your fears are your friend, their only job is to show you undeveloped parts of yourself that you need to cultivate to live a happy life. The more you do the things you’re most afraid of doing the more life opens up. Embrace your fears and your fears will embrace you.” – Jackson Kiddard

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 15, 2015

The joy of jumping around on the Vancouver Seawall on a sunny day in Vancouver. SO fun! Lifts the spirits :)

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I love you simply… @_PabloNeruda #HappyValentinesDay #jumpforjoy

One of my favourite love poems…

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

Happy Valentines day!

Wendy Williams-Watt @wenwillwatt @bigloveball #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb 14, 2015

Wendy has a very special project called Big Love Ball for some romantic inspiration and to learn more about her beautiful message of love and inclusivity.. take a moment to peruse through her website: www.bigloveball.com

Big love to you today and everyday!

Happy Valentines day!

Today you are You, that is truer than true… @TheDrSeussQuote

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss

Tracy, Jude, Joslyn #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 13, 2015

Kids doing what they do best :) Playing! So much joy felt taking photos of these jumps, hope you feel it too.

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#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 @MuralityArt @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… unfortunately, some of the repairs were made with sections of my unused posters randomly pasted over top of the mural like big mismatched Band-Aids (as the artist I would have made different choices for my work so wish I had been there myself). However, it is the thought that counts. 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: 9000 sq. ft. 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! :)

find the one reason why you can achieve it…

“Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it…” ― Napoleon Hill

Sophie Simone and Danielle Marchant @SheRecruits #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 11, 2015

Sophie and Danielle rocking it out on a super fun, joy filled jumping day in Vancouver BC Canada. Feeling uplifted and can’t help but smile :)

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Sat Harwood #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 10, 2015

Some serious hight in this jump for joy at Cates Park BC Canada :) Amazing!

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The best and most beautiful things in the world…

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Andrea Spiegel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 10, 2015

Jumpen joy in an East Vancouver ally way… makes me miss the warm summer sun .. it will be here soon! :)

Have a wonderful day!

whatever activity energizes you and makes you feel strong and alive and most like yourself… @justinemusk

“…whatever activity energizes you and makes you feel strong and alive and most like yourself. Identify those moments. Cherish them. Organize your life around them – figure out how to do more of them…” – Justine Musk

Janette Gorney #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 8, 2015

The stunning miss Janette jumping for joy in Ojai, California. She shines as bright as the sun.

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making a decision was only the beginning of things…

“…making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” ― Paulo Coelho

Ahbyah Baker and Robert Turriff #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 7, 2015

Two of Vancouver’s great artists, jump for joy! This photo always makes me smile.

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you will surely find the treasure you seek…

“Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you’ll see these ‘setbacks’ as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you will surely find the treasure you seek.” – Jackson Kiddard

Simone #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 6, 2015

Beautiful Simone, flying effortlessly through the air in Richmond, BC Canada. A perfect day to end a fun shoot – Jump for joy! :)

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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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