Dennis Quaid & Jizo Jewelry

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid beamed with emotion as I told them the story of Jizo & Chibi. [...]
By |June 3rd, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

“Californication’s” Madeline Martin & Jizo

I gave the awesome Madeline Martin a gold Jizo pendant at the DPA Golden Globe Gift Suite at L'Hermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Madeline plays Becca, the teenage daughter of two very lovesick parents on Showtime's "Californication." [...]
By |May 30th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Inner Child|0 Comments

“Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka is Mad for Valerie Johns’ Book for Little Buddhists

Kiernan Shipka, the darling daughter of AMC'S "Mad Men" met Jizo, Chibi and I on a couple of different occasions.  The first time we met, we went though my book, "Why a Fly?" which teaches children about Zen koans, the unanswerable questions that teach us as we sit with their mysteries. [...]
By |May 27th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Gilles Marini & Jizo

When Gilles Marini entered the Emmy gift suite with his wife, Carole, the women on the patio were were blushing and stammering. He has a presence, for sure. [...]
By |May 24th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Lindsay Pulsipher & Jizo at the Golden Globes Gift Suite

Lindsay Pulsipher is a beautiful young woman with a big heart and a old, wise soul.  Upon encountering Jizo & Chibi, she was clearly moved to a deep connection with the talismans. [...]
By |May 17th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Jewelry|0 Comments

Creating Icons: Jizo & Chibi

"Iconic" is the new fashion phrase this spring.  Shoes are iconic; belts and watches: iconic.  I was confused, so I looked it up.  An icon is "A representation of a sacred or sanctified personage."  My Jizo & Chibi jewelry are iconic!  [...]
By |May 9th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Mindfulness|1 Comment

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter & My Jizo

Modern Family's Ariel Winter and I met last summer at the DPA Emmy Gift Suite in Hollywood.  It was a poignant meeting as her grandmother had just died and she was bravely showing up with her sister. [...]
By |May 4th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Inner Child|0 Comments

Marisol Nichols & Jizo at the Emmys Gift Suite

Last summer, I gave Marisol Nichols a large gold Jizo with a precious stone to light her way. It is always an honor to give one of my Jizos, designed to help one practice meditation, to someone who I know will cherish it.  [...]
By |April 7th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Shopping|1 Comment

Edi Gathegi of Twilight & Jizo

Edi Gathegi, who played the vampire Laurent in Twilight and New Moon, is one of the warmest and sweetest men!  He loved the story of Jizo and how Chibi, the little one, is held safely.  [...]
By |March 28th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Jennifer Love Hewitt & Jizo

Jennifer Love Hewitt listened with a warm gaze to the story of Jizo, the Buddhist monk who promised Buddha he would stay on earth until all people were done suffering.  When I explained that Chibi meant "little one" in Japanese, she held my work to her cheek and thanked me.  [...]
By |March 25th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments
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