Monday, November 1, 2010

Jizo Artist Trading Cards, Jennifer.

Jizo Artist Trading Cards.
Mixed Media.


about this piece.
I saw some of the art work of other baby lost moms I read online as well as those on Still Life 365 and got inspired to follow in their footsteps. It is my first time creating artist trading cards. These are the result of the Buddhist ceremony we attended for our son, Kai, last month. I wanted to make something tangible to remember that ritual and to share it with others, for it brought me comfort. I'm not a Buddhist but knowing about Jizo has somehow given me a bit of solace in this sad journey. I'd like to think that my son is being watched over and kept safe by the compassionate Jizo. Making these cards was very therapeutic for me. But sending them out through the mail to other moms in an art exchange really brought the whole experience to a full circle. I hope they would find comfort in them. Here's the blog entry I wrote for the Buddhist ceremony we attended, Remembering Our Mizuko.-Jennifer

about the artist.
I write a blog in memory of my son, Kai, at Searching for a Safe Harbor


  1. They are beautiful. I read your the blog post about the ritual, it sounds like it went well. I wish we had something like that near here, I would love to go to something like that. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I have just recently learnt about Jizo and related ritual. Your ATC's are beautiful!

  3. They are lovely! Very sweet and compassionate.

  4. Thank you, sweet mamas. Your kind words are an encouragement for me to continue exploring my creativity to heal.


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