Whirlwind of jumping joy mural completion :) #jumpforjoymural #jumpmural #wallofjoy

Now that the Wall of Joy mural is done, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to passers by (and jumping for joy a lot – this video sent in by Barbara Burkholder) and sharing my excitement about the project with the media. I am exhausted and so happy :) I love this project and work. I am so grateful to everyone who has participated and contributed to make this Wall of Joy happen.

An opening event – Community BBQ is in the works for September 9th, from 4:00 – 6pm.. will post details once things are set. The Wall of Joy Mural is located on the corner of Abbott and West Pender St.

See you soon!

we start to cultivate love, kindness, and inspiration… #quote #jumpforjoy #possibility

“…if we start to cultivate love, kindness, and inspiration, then we tap into much higher levels of universal consciousness and thus ‘download’ information directly from the field in ways we never thought possible.

Insight, creativity, wisdom, knowledge of all things – this is what we tap into, and this is the source of all great works of art, or achievements of human thought.” – Brandon West

It’s Hongoro the #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @EWMASTORE Aug 2, 2015

It’s Hongoro from Atira’s Enterprising Women Making Art program :) We had a great time capturing these joy-filled jumps for the Wall of Joy, look for her in the mural going up in a couple of weeks at the corner of Abbott and Pender Street in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

The #jumpforjoyphoto of the day is Meg Taylor! @FreeOfViolence July 22, 2015

I met Meg at one of the Buildings run by Atira Womens Resource Society.. the box beside her is a bee home :) Jump for joy! Another pic for the wall of joy!

Have an amazing day!

sail away from safe harbour… #quote #expore #dream #discover #jumpforjoy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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!

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

Fundraising for the 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!

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!

Sally Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! You can be IN the #Vancouver photo #mural too!

So fun! Sally will be in the mural… YOU CAN BE IN the 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! :)

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!

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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

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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!

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

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

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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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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.

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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

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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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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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 :)

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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!

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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 32 ft high by 114 ft wide, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories at 65 ft high by 114 ft wide! So thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen.

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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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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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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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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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!

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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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 :)

no net ensnares me… #quote #human

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

Greg Stirling #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 26, 2015

This is Greg. Lifting up and reaching out with some creative jumping joy style at Jerhico Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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#TBT Tammy Gillis Featured Jumper @Tammy_F_Gillis Newsletter Archive from Nov. 14, 2014

Taking it back to last Novemeber, read all about what inspired Featuring the lovely miss Tammy Gillis in her Jump for Joy Feature

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Happy Birthday Jumping joy to my Mama!

This is my mom, Thais. She’s always been a child at heart. Adventurous, courageous, rebellious and fiercely independent. Thank you for your endless generosity and for continuously being my biggest fan no matter what I do :) Happy Birthday Mama!

Have a great day!

Farrah Marisa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #anideaisborn Apr. 10, 2015

This is Farrah. I met her in Los Angeles. This jump shoot was a special day for me as it was the first day Jump for Joy Photo Project was imagined. After a fun day on the beach doing jump photos together, we sat on her roof top in Venice, California and imagined how wonderful it would be to take Jump for Joy Photos around the world… :)

Farrah gave me a little gift with this note inside which always reminds me that anything is possible:

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

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#TBT Jump for Joy Featuring Peter Verge @PeterVerge from Nov. 2014 @itsthattalkshow @ShawTVVancouver

Jump for JOY! Peter Verge and co-star Bianca Solterbeck have a new show airing April 30th on Shaw TV Vancouver called That Talk Show .

Learn more about what inspires Peter to jump for joy Peter Verge in his Jump for Joy Feature from November 10, 2014

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Video Jumping joy! @goWestCoastTV @ShawTVVancouver @duniatozy​ + @samanthaskelly​

This was such a fun morning with Dunia Tozy and Samantha Skelly shooting a piece for Go West Coast on Shaw TV about the Jump for Joy! Photo Project smile emoticon Enjoy!

Antonia Jane Allan @antoniajallan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 29, 2015

This is Antonia. I met her at an art exhibition through a friend of a friend, she is a photographer, Art Director and DJ. Our shoot was short and sweet. We got a couple of wonderful shots of her hovering high up in the air beside Lost Lagoon (we chose this location because she loves being in nature) in Vancouver BC Canada :)

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Super Jude #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 12, 2015

Showing us all how its done, super jump for joy in down town Vancouver!

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Dianna Christopoulos @Dianna_Chr #jumpfojoyphoto of the day!

The moment the jumps really began to get exciting :) Some serious jumping joy here.

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Eugene Suyu @tinkerines #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 7, 2015

Some super jumping joy near the Tinkerine headquarters in Vancouver. Spreading the joy one jump at a time.

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Group #jumpforjoyphoto with fun International Students at the beach!

This was a fun group of international students who were watching as I took photos of Jigme Nehring Jumping for Joy in English Bay. They all started cheering and ran over to take part in the fun :) So we got a shot of them jumping too. Lots of joy being spread today.

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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.

Get out and play!


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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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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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Kelsey Grant @RadSelfLove @KelseyGMusic #jumpforjooyphoto of the day! Jam. 27, 2015

The absolutely beautiful Kelsey Grant jumping for joy on a bright sunny winters day in Vancouver. Feel the love.

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Klara Jahrig @KJahrig #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 22, 2015

Feeling free and jumping for joy in the beautiful sunshine at English Bay beach, Vancouver.

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