Chibi, which means “little one” in Japanese, is the main character in my books, “What I Heard & What You Said” and “Why a Fly?”.  I created jewelry designs from my first illustrations, a childlike figure floating on a chain that can stand upright, lie down sideways or do a head stand.

Chibi may be your own child, your inner child, what you wished when you were small but may have forgotten.  Chibi may be the baby-on-the-way for expectant mothers and fathers.

Chibi is held safely by Jizo, the Buddhist teacher who is the protector of women, children and travelers.  Jizo promised Buddha that he would remain here on earth until all souls were finished suffering.

Take a deep breath and exhale.  Take a deeper breath and hear Chibi.

 

big and little chibi

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