Todays #jumpforjoyphoto Shayna Keesic! @FreeOfViolence #joy #Vancouver #mural

The lovely Miss Shayna jumping for joy on a beautiful, hot sunny day in Vancouver. I met her at one of the SRO’s run by Atira Women’s Resource Society. We got a couple of great shots so choosing one for the mural will be tough :)

We are down to the last 10 days of the fundraising campaign.. please take a moment to read about the massive wall of joy and contribute if you feel moved by the work.

Have a wonderful 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!

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!

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!

Todays #Jumpforjoyphoto of the day is Kelsey Wilson! June 30, 2015

This is Kelsey. I met her at one of the Atria Women’s Resource Society SRO’s. She was in right away when I asked her if she wanted to Jump for JOY for the mural. She even asked me if she could volunteer to help when I start putting the posters together for the 18,000 sq ft mural – before I even mentioned that I would need volunteers. I love her enthusiasm and excitement for the project :)

Please help me make it happen! I only have 2 weeks left to raise the remaining $11,590 to cover expenses for the mural. Make a pledge of any amount here and help spread massive JOY around the world.

Thank you and have an amazing day!

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!

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!

Todays jump of joy is Maja Aro! @majaaro @BulliesKeepOut #jumpforjoyphoto #Vancouver

Maja is an incredibly skilled, professional stunt woman and spokeswoman for Bullies Keep Out. SHe was a lot of fun to shoot with, she can really do some crazy jumps! I like how serene she looks in this one, so pretty. It will be hard to decide which of he photos to put up in the mural, we got a lot of fun and creative shots.

Whats your jumping style? You can do a jump for joy photo shoot with me and be in the new 18,000 sq ft Jump for JOY photo mural too :) Or, just help make it happen with a contribution.. either way, you can help spread massive joy around the world!

Find out how here: VANCOUVER JUMP FOR JOY PHOTO MURAL – 2.0 BIG JOY!

Have an amazing day!

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!

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show @Eyoalha Baker Bianca Solterbeck and @PeterVerge

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show - Eyoalha Baker, Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge

Shaw TV Recording studio for That Talk Show – Eyoalha Baker, Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge

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At Shaw TV recording studio for That Talk Show this morning to promote the Indigogo Fundraiser for the Jump for Joy 2.0 Mural. Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge had a quick chat with me and of course, we jumped for joy… :)

The interview airs tonight, June 25 at 10:30pm.

I need to raise $12,515 in less than 19 days in order to create this epic wall of jumping joy. Over 200 enlarged photographs of people jumping for joy (6ft x 6ft and 4ft x 6ft) will be pasted to an 18,000 sq ft wall in Vancouver’s DTES.

The wall the photos will be posted to is a SRO (single room occupancy) run by Atira Womens Resource Society. The mural will be a massive joy filled collage of people served by Atira and people of all walks of life from all around the city.

Full story and video explaining the project here

I need your help to create this beautiful, uplifting work that will bring people together and be shared around the world.

Please consider making a contribution of any amount, every little bit will help to reach the goal.

Thank you for helping spread the joy and uplift hundreds of peoples days :)

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

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!

The race is on! Only 24 days left to raise funds, or no mural! @1800GOTJUNK @HeRecruits @sherecruits #Vancouver #art

The race is on! Only 24 more days left to raise funds, or no mural! Thanks to a few very generous contributions, the mural is now 13% funded in the first week! :) BUT there are now only 24 days left to raise the remaining $13,120. Without funds, the Jump for Joy Photo Mural mural will not get made.

Please take a moment to watch the video and learn more about this heart felt, joy-filled project.

Indiegogo Campaign Video by Dunia Tozy

Indiegogo Campaign Video by Dunia Tozy

Watch Video Here

If you feel inspired by this work, please consider making a contibution, of any amount.. even $10 or $25 will help spread massive JOY :)

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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 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!

Family Jump! Praveen, Anuja, Jaiya and Aneesh Varshney #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

An absolutely beautiful, big hearted family. We finally met up at the Vancouver Planetarium after several rain checks over the last year. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon and well worth the wait! Everyone had great energy… you can feel it in the photos. Such a fun shoot :)

I love doing family jumps!

Do you live in Vancouver and want to do a family or group jump for joy of your own?

I’m creating an 18,000 sq ft. Jump for Joy Mural in Vancouver this summerI’ve added jump shoots to be in the mural as perks in my fundraiser for the mural! :) Check it out: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648 Not up for a jump.. thats ok, there are other options and every little bit counts!

Thanks for helping spread the jumping joy. Have a fabulous day!

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

Be in 18,000sqft #Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto #mural help create #publicart

Fundraising marathon has begun!

Hi!

I hope you are well and feeling wonderful!

I’m super excited and proud to share my Indigogo Campaign with you… I’m creating another gigantic (18,000 sq ft) Jump for Joy Photo Mural – it’s 2 times the size of the first one I made!

This is a heart felt community art project that will bring people together and spread joy all around the world.

I’m reaching out to ask for your support to create this joy-filled “Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural” on my Indiegogo campaign.

There are two ways to help:

1. Contribute – even small contributions raise their popularity and give them more visibility on the site.

2. Post to social media – the more people hear about the project, the more likely I can meet the target.

Sending you a big warm hearted thank you for helping spread the joy!

Eyoälha Baker
http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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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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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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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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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!

Have a great day!


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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.

Have a wonderful day!


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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

Jump, Jump :) It’s me again #jumpforjoyphoto by @eyoalha

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Another one of my selfie jumps – just me and my camera timer :) I took this one a while ago while visiting Alert Bay BC.

I’ve been feeling incredibly excited about the new 18,000 sq ft Jump for Joy Mural Im creating. This project is a massive undertaking and has many, many challenges… one of the first ones being raising the funds to create it. Which is why I will be launching another Kickstarter campaign.

If all goes well, the video should be ready to go by the end of next week and I will launch the Kickstarter campaign. If you feel moved by the work I do and would like to be a part of an amazing project, I would be grateful for any contributions you are able to make when the campaign launches.. even if all you can offer is sharing and talking about the project.. it all helps :)

I know it will be a LOT of work. I also know it will have a beautiful, uplifting effect on everyone involved and who views the final project and there is no better reward than that :)

Have a wonderful day!

Emanuel Ramos #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! June 2, 2015

Its Emanuel! One of the sweetest people I know, and funny too! :) Jump for joy!

Enjoy your day!


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Samantha Skelly @samanthaskelly #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @hforhappiness May 31, 2015

A bundle of jumping joy, Samantha was recently a Jump for Joy Feature… here it is again in case you missed it the first time around: March 30, 2015 – Jump for Joy! Featuring Samantha Skelly also take a look at my jumping shoot with her in action on GO West Coast TV with Dunia Tozy

The mural in the video has since been removed… BUT :) I am now in the process of creating a new, even bigger Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural – about twice the size of the first one! This is a massive undertaking and I will need all the help and support I can get to make it happen.

Dunia has kindly offered to help make a video for the Kickstarter campaign. We will be filming tomorrow along with my partners on the project, Atira Womens Resource Society.

I will begin fundraising to create the mural within the week – as soon as the video is ready to go. Any help you can offer from donations to sharing the news will be greatly appreciated <3 I will keep you posted as things progress!


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Jude Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 29, 2015

Jude… Just joyful jumping with Jude this morning in down town Vancouver.

Have a fabulous day!


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Looking for a part-time super Intern to join the Jump for Joy Team :) #intern #jumpforjoy

Hello Vancouver people!

Jump for Joy Photo Project is about to get real busy!

Over the next few months I’m doing another Kickstarter campaign, raising funds to create another massive (estimated 17,000 sq ft) Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Vancouver’s DTES .. thats a lot of photo shoots! I will need someone who is versatile, creative, totally organized and an efficient team player to help make it all happen smoothly.

Are you or anyone you know looking for a fun internship or practicum over the next 3-4 months?

The position is unpaid but you will be helping to create an incredible public art mural that will touch the hearts and lift the spirits of many people

You will also get to do a jump for joy photo shoot and be in a huge mural! It is min. 10 hrs per week with flexible hours.. and it will be fun!

The Jump for Joy Project is all about uplifting ourselves and others, taking a positive perspective on life and spreading JOY.. so a positive, uplifting, fun and optimistic attitude is essential and should be reflected in all work created.

What do you love to do? What are you passionate about? What do you want to create in your life?

Do any or all of the following apply to you? If yes, please get in touch and share your experiences and how you would like to be involved: info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

– Do you love being part of a creative fun project/team?
– Are you super organized and efficient aka type A personality?
– Do you love admin work and scheduling?
– Do you know how to create a website and or graphics?
– Do you enjoy writing? And doing WordPress posts and or have blogging skills?
– Do you enjoy social media and are you proficient in using Hootsuite?
– do you like to do jumping photos?

Im looking forward to hearing from you and how you want to contribute to spreading joy :)

Makenzie Chilten

Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself… @brucelee #quote #masterofjumps

“Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

Taking it back #TBT Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto feature from Dec. 29, 2014

Brock Tully

This is Brock. We met on the street in the DTES of Vancouver. We began to chat and it turns out he is a big supporter of Kindness :) So I invited him to jump for joy! To learn more about Brock Tully, read his Jump for Joy Feature here.

Have a wonderful day!


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Barb Stegemann @barbstegemann #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @the7virtues #MakePerfumeNotWar May 27, 2015

Barb.. an incredible force of positive change in the world with her perfume line The 7 Virtues, her motto #MakePerfumeNotWar. Take a moment to watch the documentary trailer for Perfume War and you will see why she is incredibly inspiring:

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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

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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#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 :)

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

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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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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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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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!

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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