I was very excited late yesterday when my friend Petra showed me this little Jizo that she had made using my button. It's a little cotton mobile with a piece of Tibetan prayer flag for the back of the doll. The face of little Jizo is her own water colour painting.
Some of you may recall from my previous post that little Jizo is a Zen bodhisattva usually protrayed as a child monk. He is thought of as a protector of children, women and travellers. It just seems so appropriate that this child bodhisattva would have a playfull button belly button. I love this and I am quite taken with little Jizzo.
You can see more of Petra's work on Etsy and more of the stories on her blog.
Thank you, Petra, for using the button in such a special way and introducing me to Little Jizo.