Jump for Joy mural brings colour to Downtown Eastside – Metro News Vancouver by Emily Jackson #news #art #mural #Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver

MetroNews Vancouver - detail photo of the mural by Emily Jackson for MetroNews Vancouver Aug. 25, 2015

MetroNews Vancouver – detail photo of the mural by Emily Jackson for MetroNews Vancouver Aug. 25, 2015

Exciting week – The Wall of Joy Mural is finished and all over the news… I am overwhelmed by how beautiful the response has been to the mural. Im touched and humbled. I will post the news articles over the course of the day, there are a few. Love that the celebration of joy has been embraced so full heartedly. Happy, thank you everyone who has participated and contributed to create this work.

Follow this link to read the write up in the MetroNews Vancouver by Emily Jackson from Aug. 25, 2015

www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2015/08/26/jump-for-joy-mural-brightens-downtown-eastside.html

Chatting on the radio about joy @storyshow @coopradio @eyoalha and Vanessa Woznow #vancouver #radio

Eyoalha Baker guest on The Storytelling Show w Vanessa Woznow on Coop Radio July 2015

Eyoalha Baker guest on The Storytelling Show w Vanessa Woznow on Coop Radio July 2015

Last night after a super long that started out with a jump for joy photo shoot, then fun, full day of poster making I was a radio guest on The Storytelling Show with my new sole friend, and host of the show Vanessa Woznow. We had a great time chatting… here is the link to the show, Enjoy: https://soundcloud.com/the-storytelling-show/joy

Have a wonderful afternoon!

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!

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!

The #jumpforjoy of the day, is Grace! June 24, 2015 #Vancouver #DTES

Grace was walking by as I was doing a jump shoot with some other people in this lane way in Chinatown. We asked her if she wanted to jump and she happily joined in on the fun. She is adorable, love her joy-filled jump.

This will be one of a couple of hundred photos of people jumping for joy around Vancouver and the DTES that will be enlarged, printed, and pieced together into a 6×6 ft poster. These posters will then be pasted up on an 18,000 sq ft mural as a massive community collage of joyful energy …

I am currently raising the funds to make this amazing project come to life… please follow this link to learn more about the project and how you can contribute and get involved.

If you live in Vancouver, you can pledge to be do a jump shoot and in the mural!

Thank you for your help in making this beautiful project a reality :)

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.

Caolaidhe Lundy @caolaidhe #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 10, 2015

Caolaidhe having great fun and looking effortlessly gorgeous jumping around in Coal Harbour, Vancouver.

Have a wonderful day!


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Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov.26, 2014 @novustv @WestenderVan

Graceful leaps of joy with the lovely Natalie Langston from Novus TV in Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!


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Kerri Waite #jumporjoy photo of the day! October 15, 2014

Love the crazy action in this jump! So fun playing along the Stanley Park Seawall in vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!


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Live Radio Interview about Vancouver #jumpforjoyphoto mural on CKNW News Talk AM980

How fun… you can listen to the live radio interview we did this morning on CKNW NewsTalk AM980 with Amalia Liapis, Founder of Murality.org and myself about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural located in the lane beside 161 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada.

Live interview on CKNW News Talk Radio AM980

Live interview on CKNW News Talk Radio AM980

https://soundcloud.com/cknwnewstalk980/cknw-morning-news-august-7-murals-in-the-city

The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural Almost Complete!

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The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural is almost complete! I’m putting the final touches on the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and hope to be all finished this weekend. What an absolutely incredible, heart warming, fun, joyful, learning … Continue reading

Christine and Silas jump for joy of the day! June 24, 2014

Playful fun jumping joy in some back streets of Gastown in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day! :)


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for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

On Glabal News – Jump for Joy!! Interview from May 7, 2014

IM ON THE NEWS!!!

Here is the video for my Global NEWS interview about my Kickstarter campaign on May, 7, 2014.

I am so grateful for all the excitement about the Vancouver Jump for Joy mural, follow this link to make a pledge: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jumpforjoyphoto/jump-for-joy-photo-project-murality-vancouver

Global News interview with Eyoalha Baker May, 7, 2014

Global News interview with Eyoalha Baker May, 7, 2014

Global News Interview Eyoalha Baker May 7, 2014

Global News Interview Eyoalha Baker May 7, 2014

Klara Jahrig! @KJahrig joy jump of the day! April 23, 2014

Happy jumping joy on the beach in English Bay, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

2014 Jump for Joy Calendars featured on Redbubble! @redbubble

I am excited to share that one of my 2014 Jump for Joy Photo Calendars is being featured on Redbubble!

If you haven’t bought one yet… now is the time! I will only have them on sale until the end of January 2014.

I Just got this email from Rhana at Redbubble:

Hi Eyoälha,

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know we’ve featured your work (with a link back to your portfolio) in our recent blog post 2105 Calendar Templates Now Available, showcasing some of the best calendars on RB! There’s some pretty stunning art featured in the post so it’s a sweet collection to be a part of.

Obviously we think you are brilliant, but in case the rest of the world has not yet discovered this fact, what a great opportunity to toot your own horn! Shout it out with pride on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else your fans might find you :)

Cheers,
Rhana
Chief Bearer of Glad Tidings

The calendar features: Samantha Fox Olson, Katie Shaw, Mak Evelynn Eileen, Amma Sophia Rose, Zen Shane Lim, Ahmad Erfan, Fereshteh Zeineddin, Sarah Edmondson, David Blair, Fiona Forbes, Meeshelle Neal, Maximiliano Horvat, Alicia Robinson – Paula Castellon, Michael Robinson, and my mom – Thaïs Thais. Thank you everyone for sharing your joy!

What an honour to be included in this list! The artwork of the other calendars is just amazing :)

Jumping joy photo of the day – Leah Nicole Tisdale and Karen Porter! November 26, 2013

This is some vibrant jumping joy, good jumps, good laughs, good times in East Vancouver BC Canada :)

Have a wonderful day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Diana Welvaert! October 12, 2013 @thegoddessd

Sweet jumping joy in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with the Robenson Family!

There are no words to describe how much I love this family. Jumping for joy in their North Vancouver yard. This was fun :)

Have a fantastic day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Andrea Spiegel from July 15, 2013 @AndreaSpiegs

In case you missed it the first time around, check out: Newsletter Archive Featuring Andrea Spiegel from July 15, 2013


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox of amazing people jumping for joy.

Jump for joy photo of the day – Yuri B! September 23, 2013

Jumping for joy right over Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Karen Porter!

Jumping for joy beside a painted rainbow in East Vancouver BC Canada.

Jump for joy photo of the day – Malorie Shmyr! September 18, 2013

Lovely jumping joy in the woods in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Chris Thorn!

Jumping for joy just as the sun disappears for the night on Jherico Beach in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Caroline Macgillivray from June 24, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Caroline Macgillivray from June 24, 2013 .


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox of amazing people jumping for joy.

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Samantha Grey!

Some seriously skilled jumping joy in the UBC Endowment Land trails, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Happy Birthday jump for joy of the day – Ahbyah Baker! September 8, 2012

A very big jumping joy-full Happy Birthday to my beloved sister Ahbyah! I love you!

Have a fun day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Michael Lyons from June 17, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around, check out: Newsletter Archive Featuring Michael Lyons from June 17, 2013


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
sent directly to your inbox featuring a different amazing person jumping for joy every week.

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Marissa Cepelinski!

Jumping for joy in high heals like these takes some skill, well done Marissa.

Have a fabulous day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with me (Eyoälha)!

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This was one of my first attempts at doing jumping self-portraits on a trampoline last spring.

I am often asked if people are jumping on trampolines in my photos… only a couple of people have actually done their photos with me on a trampoline.

Jumping on the trampoline is a lot of fun but I think its much more fun and interesting to capture people using their own joy and energy to propel them into the air. I love how surprised people are when they see how high they can actually jump off the ground.

A lot of people have told me that they don’t think they can jump very high and it alters the way they perceive themselves when they see the photos. It always feels good to do something you didn’t think you could do.

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Michael Lyons!

Jumping for joy in his vegan restaurant GRAZE in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Michelle Cote! August 27, 2013

Jumping for joy as her musical self, Miss Mercury in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Malorie Shmyr from June 3, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Malorie Shmyr from June 3, 2013


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)

Jump for joy photo of the day – Jaxon Howell! August 21, 2013

Fun jumping shoot adventure.. jumping in a tunnel, jumping a fence, and jumping the tracks. More great shots to come soon.

Have a fantastic day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Juanita Lohmeyer! August 20, 2013

Bringing some brightness and jumping joy to a stormy Vancouver day.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Sascha Byrnes!

Fun jumping joy at Stanley Park in Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ben and Nava Cooper! August 19, 2013

Back ally jumping joy in Venice, California.

Have a great day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Ahbyah, Bella and Ria!

Fun jumping joy on Sunset beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Alli Warnyca! August 18, 2013

Leaping, jumping, playing on Kits beach in vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Klara Jahrig!

Playing on the beach on a windy day at English Bay in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Chris Thorn! August 17, 2013

Jumping off the dock in Jerhico as the sun sets in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Emanuel Ramos!

Some more fun jumping joy on Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Qelsey Zeepher! August 14, 2013

Jumping for joy with her motorcycle helmet, Qelsey! Good laughs.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Zara!

Jumping around on 3rd beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver as the sun goes down.

Have a great day!

Afternoon jumping joy with Marnie Mains and Greg Stirling!

Jumping off a boat into the Pacific ocean off the coast of West Vancouver, BC Canada. Enjoying life to the fullest.

Have a fantastic day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Samantha Gray! August 12, 2013

This is what happens when a gymnast jumps for joy.. beautiful. Taken in the trails at UBC Endowment Lands, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – group joy jump! August 10, 2012

Our attempt at spelling joy with jumps.. not quite successful but lots of fun.

Have a fun day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Samantha Fox Olson!

Fun jumping joy at the end of a red dirt road in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a fantastic day!

Afternoon jumping joy with Sascha Rochon!

Connecting with Nature in the city.. a little patch of trees in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Melissa Demmers!

Colourful jumping joy in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Blair Larratt!

Jumping joy as a storm rolles in.. at Spanish Banks beach. Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!