Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world.
Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world
Quote of the week:
"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." ~ Oliver Holmes
This week something a little different:
*** A wonderful week of jumping fun in the colourful fall of Vancouver, BC with Maximiliano Horvat, Koshala Basnayake, Gustavo Imoberdorf, Angelika and Tili Gostina and Kelly Wong!
*** This week I am also very excited to share an interview that was done on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii with Lilou Mace and myself just after we did a jumping photo shoot together, watch it here: Jump for joy interview with Lilou Mace and Eyoalha Baker in Kauai, Hawaii
*** I am so grateful for the positive thoughts and support I have been receiving about my project. I was very touched and feel compelled to share a write up from Garret P Vreeland on his blog DangerousMeta! and a very lovely email I received from Sofia Norman:
"thank you for sharing your project with the world! I think that is exactly what the world and the human hearts are jumping inside to really act out. To jump for the joy itself already embedded, inherent in us, in whatever way comes perfect - it's there, closer than our own legs, we cannot really do anything about that, can't we :) But to really see it, feel it, live it, share it, be it - that is something we can do about!!! We are that, and why not be that joy, that vivid, flourishing light, now, in this very moment?! It's really beautiful what you do, thank you. It just makes me glad to know that the project exists, breathes and breathes. Enjoy whatever you do, however you do! Sofia"
Lets continue to play and bring the Jump for joy! experience to as many people as possible around the world. Thank you for your continued support and for helping me spread the JOY! DONATE TO JUMP FOR JOY!! To donate air miles towards flights and or accommodation please email me at: email@example.com
Featured Jumper of the week: THA
S SEWELL (aka my mom)!
S SEWELL (AKA my mom) ... From: Vancouver Lives: Vancouver Works: Language of Light Sound Transmission
Q: What inspires you to want to jump for joy?
A: I want to jump for Joy when my creativity flows like a river, when I sing, when I play and when I hear and see good things happening in the world.
Q. What was your experience like doing the jumping photos?
A: I was so excited!!. I felt like a little child who knows they are going somewhere they love. During the shoot the more excited Eyoälha got with the pictures the more excited I got. I even brought props, coloured metallic streamers and a big bubble wand, it was a wonderful and amazing experience and I will cherish it always.
Q: What inspires you in life?
A: Love, nature in all its varied forms, gracious kind and thoughtful people with big hearts and sparkling eyes. Beautifully made things with warm colours and soft textures that feed my soul.
Q: What is/are your greatest passion(s) in life?
A: The extraordinary life long journey to know my true authentic self. I have started a book and am looking for someone to assist me and to published it. My other great passion is having had the honour of knowing my beautiful and extraordinary children. They have been the most profound teachers in my life and continuously amaze me with their unique creativity and fearless courage and strength.
Q: What is your driving force in life?
A: It has been the unquenchable thirst to know my soul and my purpose in being, to fully embrace the experience and live it.
Q: What is your philosophy in life?
A: Love….Love yourself so you may love all others just as they are.
Q: If you could do anything in the world?
A: To make this world a place of peace and equality where all forms of life are loved, respected and taken care of. I contribute to this process by evolving in my own consciousness and expressing my souls purpose in being.
Q: What work/art/projects are you working on?
A: Language of Light Sound Transmission
All the photos Thais were taken at Jericho beach, Vancouver and in North Vancouver, BC Canada.
JOY! WHAT MAKES YOU JUMP FOR JOY?
Stop by the JOY! page and post your answer in 10 words or less..
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have feedback and suggestions about the project.. I would love to hear from you.
For more frequent updates and jumping photos, stop by the Jump for Joy! Photo Project web page/blog
Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!
Much love, Eyoälha
My jumping self-portrait was taken in Barbati, Corfu Greece.