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Altaria Jizo by ChibiSilverWings Altaria Jizo by ChibiSilverWings
Many of you don't know this, but jizo are the sculptures I started out making. I'd like to make them again. After the holidays I'll set up something for them again. I miss the style a LOT.

Jizo are represented in several different countries and can mean a variety of things, but their primary common myth is that Jizo is a Buddhist monk who has attained enlightenment but has stayed behind to help those who are still in need of guidance to reach heaven. Jizo, in Japan specifically, are revered as guides for travelers and as protectors of children; especially children who have died before their parents. In general the Jizo are a benevolent symbol of aide and comfort.

I've been making some Pokemon Jizo with their own little back story.

POKEMON MYTH:
There was once a talented sculptor. He knew well his craft and his skill was admired by many. His wife had been one of his many admirers and he loved his craft only second to her. When she was with child he spent many of his hours working on a single piece. While his wife spent many hours preparing a place for the child, he sought to sculpt his best work ever. This way his child would enter the world with the greatest gift he could offer. His put all his hopes and love for his unborn child into his work.

When the day came that his wife was to give birth, he was finally finished with his work. Her labor was long and painful. Even the most skilled doctors in the town could not save the child. The sculptor and his wife were devastated. The sculptor altered his masterpiece, moving its hands together so that it might always be praying for their child's protection. When he lay it beside the grave of his lost child the statue became a Pokemon. To this day, the area where the sculptor once lived makes Pokemon statues with their hands folded in prayer that are meant to protect the lost and guide them to safe paths.
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This one took some doing. But I loved the process. I think she looks pretty and calm. A perfect little guardian wishing you all a peaceful holiday and New Year. More posts in a week or two! Take care til then all! I have lots of great plans for next year, friends!
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kilted-katana Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you started making these again! Altaria looks great, very peaceful and reverent.
Thanks for the holiday wishes!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I hope your holiday was great! And I hope I have lots more jizo soon! Happy times! But first I have some ponys to make XD
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
baaaaaah jizo would be awesome
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! I hope to have lots more in the future :3
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're totally welcome! I can't wait to see em!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to make them :3
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Chibi-Dragoness Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Will u be bringing anything like this to the Shuto convention thats at lansing in April?
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hopefully yes! I've been thinking of making Mew, Celebi and Ampharos jizo? Not sure! But I'd like to :) If you'd have a certain pokemon or character in general you'd want to buy as a jizo at the con, you can order the commission before the convention so I have it already made before the convention for you.
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Chibi-Dragoness Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I think I will wait and see all of the great stuff u bring with u:D
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks! I hope to have a lot to show :D
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