Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Capturing 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
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” - Noam Chomsky
The Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural is complete! :)
photo sent in by Myriam Casper
What an absolutely fantastic, amazing, heart opening experience this has been. The amount of love and support I have received to make this happen has touched my heart deeply. The response to the mural has been incredible so far.
I've gotten to know a lot of the people who live in the area and on the streets. I've been cheered on, hugged and thanked for creating the mural. People have generously taken time out of their day to help, and have brought me food and drinks. Even the adicts who live in the streets put down their needles to lend a hand and help me out. This has truly become a community endeavor and an experience I will always cherish.
photo of mural by Roslyn Cua
Im planning to have an official opening event in the next couple of weeks. I will announce the date as as soon as I've received the permit :)
Check for updates:
And now the fabulous featured jumper of the week:
JULIEANNE CHAZOTTE ...
From/lives: I was born in New Jersey, which I love. I live in Santa monica, which is a dream come true every day. Funny thing is, it was a dream I didn't know I had and it just happened by chance.
Work: I recently left my full time job to help people create the life they want. I'm using this year to do this for myself. The experiment is to see how I will curate my life from a more conscious space.
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: I love the freedom, inspiration and creativity of this work. When I donated to the mural campaign, it was with enthusiasm, and was my way of telling the universe what I want to create more of in my life.
Q. Jumping photo experience?
A: It was soooo much fun. I felt alive and young at heart. I will never forget it ;)
Q: Inspiration in life?
A: Growth inspires me tremendously. As does creating a life I will be ecstatic to look back on when I'm older. Because of the joy I cultivated, and because of the person I was.
Q: Greatest passion?
A: Right now, I'm obsessed with Brandon Stanton's work, Humans of New York. I love how pure his intention is and that he does it from a place of devotion. So inspiring to me.
Q: Driving force?
A: My driving force right now is to do things from a place of intrinsic motivation. I was spending so much energy previously on wanting to please or impress others. I realize it's much healthier to do things because of the internal joy and love I have inside of me. I notice doing this seems to cultivate more of these incredible states of being within.
A: To face myself and the circumstances in life with trust and love. I think this is a great recipe for being an incredible human being with a tremendous amount of inner strength.
Q: Anything in the world?
A: Help people free themselves from unnecessary internal prisons and that is exactly what I'm working towards.
Q. Working on?
A: I am working on something called Living Your Heart's Dream. A series of workshops aimed to assist people in opening up their capacity more fully by creating what they want. I am also offering complimentary one-on-one sessions with people right now. People can email me if they'd like to inquire about a session: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Mini bio, interesting facts about you or something special you want to share.
A: I used to teach high school English in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Phoenix and absolutely loved it!
Facebook: Julieanne Chazotte
Photos of Julieanne were taken in Vancouver, BC Canada.
JOY! WHAT MAKES YOU JUMP FOR JOY?
It is such a pleasure hearing from you! Please, stop by and post your own jumping photo on facebook or say hello on twitter :)
Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!
Much love, Eyoälha
Jumping selfie in mural by Eyoalha, Vancouver. Photo of mural: Rosalyn Cua.