Susanna and Matt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanPrint July 29, 2015 #Vancouver #printer #joy

I met these two last year, they did all the printing for my last mural and again this year. They are amazing! They always go above and beyond and have helped so much to make both the Jump for Joy Photo murals look amazing. I highly recommend Matt at VanPrint West End for any printing projects… and also, they are just awesome people :) Jump for JOY!

Have a wonderful day!

Sheila Alwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 26, 2015

Sheila came to jump around with me at the entrance to Stanley Park. It was a vibrant sunny day and you can feel the joy in her jumps. Look for her on the wall of joy, coming soon to the corner of Abbott and Pender Street in Vancouver!

Have a fabulous day!

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

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

Have a fabulous day!

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

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

Have a wonderful day!

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

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

Another shot for the Wall of JOY :)

Have a wonderful day!

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

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

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

Have a fabulous day!

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

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

Check out his awesome art work: Kwakwee Baker Artist

Have an amazing day!

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

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

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

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

Have a fantastic day!

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

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

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

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

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

Speaking with @jodyvance + @riazmeghji on @BT_Vancouver about creating a massive wall of JOY #vancouver

This is it! The last full day to contribute to the jump for joy photo mural. There are now only 41 hours left in the fundraising campaign.

PLEDGE HERE TO HELP CREATE A MASSIVE WALL OF JUMPING JOY

Thank you for taking part in creating and spreading JOY around the world :)

Super fun group #jumpforjoyphoto ATTEMPT w camera timer @MarkBusse

If you are ever in need of a really good laugh and an energy boost.. try this: Get a group of fun people together, prop up your camera, set the timer.. and JUMP around. We video taped our attempt and its quite hilarious, we made need some practice to get the timing right. In this fun group jump attempt video / photo is Mark Busse, Andrea Busse, Claudio De Los Rios, Sylvia Rigakis and myself, Eyoalha Baker.

We never actually all made it up at the same time, but luckily Mark Busse is a photoshop wizard and he created an image of all of us up at once – see the finished product below the video :)

Photo by Eyoälha Baker and Mark Busse www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photo by Eyoälha Baker and Mark Busse http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is it! The last day to help create the jump for joy photo mural! Help spread the beautiful and fun energy of joy, pledge here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural

Thank you for helping create this joy-full work!

Charlene Ellen is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @AlanoEdzerza #jumpforjoyphoto

The lovely miss Charlene wearing designs by Native artist Alano Edzerza. A little brightness and joy for your day :)

Getting down to the last couple of days of fundraising for the Jump for Joy Photo Mural. I need your help to make it happen. Imagine the effects of a massive wall filled with over 200 people jumping for joy on the hundreds of people passing by and sharing on social media. This wall of joy is for everyone, including you. Please make a small contribution and help make it happen.

Help spread joy around the world:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural/

Thank you for your help and have an amazing day!

It’s John Hodgson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 10, 2015 #Vancouver

John is a music man. Many years in the music business and his love for performance show through in his awesome jumps of joy. Another fun photo for the massive wall of joy!

Only 5 days left to raise the remaining funds to create the Wall of JOY! Please help spread this beautiful, joyful energy around the world. Make a pledge of any amount here.

Have an amazing day!

Spreading jumping joy w @jodyvance + @riazmeghji on @BT_Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto #mural

Breakfast Televison City TV with Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji

Breakfast Televison City TV with Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/

Last chance to help create this wall of over 200 people jumping for joy: www.indiegogo.com/projects/vancouver-jump-for-joy-photo-mural/

Have an amazing day!

It’s Gloria Akaya! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FreeOfViolence #Vancouver

Gloria is joy. She works at Atira Women’s Resource Society and has wonderful energy and Im happy she took the time to jump for joy with me so I can ad it to the massive wall of joy :)

ONE WEEK LEFT!!

I am now in the final stretch of the fundraising campaign to raise money to make the Jump for Joy Photo Mural. I really need your help to make it happen. Please help me create a massive wall of jumping joy and spread joy around the world :)

If you are able to make a pledge of any amount and share it with others who might like to contribute, I would be greatly appreciative: http://igg.me/at/Lc-KC54o76I/x/53648

Have a wonderful day!

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 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!

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!

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!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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! :)

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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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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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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Robin and Chelsie Stewart #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @FreeOfViolence June 9, 2015

These two beautiful sisters from Alberta were vibrant and full of jumping joy. Loved capturing their fun jumps in the summertime sunshine.

Have a fantastic day.. get out and play!


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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

Have a wonderful 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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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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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!

Keaton Soros #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! June 1, 2015

This is Keaton. Kind hearted and high jumping bringing some uplifting energy to the beginning of June in Vancouver :)

Have a wonderful 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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Dani Kremeniuk @danikremeniuk #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @GastownGazette May 30, 2015

The fabulous Dani K! From our Railtown jumping adventure :) In case you missed her feature.. follow this link to find out what inspires Dani to jump for joy!

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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