Do You Look Up?

To keep the creative juices flowing I have to continually see what God (Nature) has to offer. I am often inspired, literally, from above. Do you look up and see God’s canvas? The filtered rays of light, living shapes, and unbelievable color palette right at sunset has me questioning if I should even continue as an artist. “I’m not worthy.” The questioning soon passes just as I simultaneously flash new painting ideas through my brain and run to grab my camera. Just because I am an artist does not mean I’m the only one inspired. So I ask you, do you look up?

I suspect that at some point I will display all my inspirational photos of the sky within my website gallery. If this photo inspires you I’d love to hear form you.

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New Pencil Drawing of Jesus Christ

Jesus Offering His Hand Pencil Drawing of Jesus Christ by Jaison CianelliJesus Offering His Hand II

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This new drawing of Jesus Christ was created with charcoal on strathmore paper.  This second version is a more accurate depiction of the human body and proportions.  Of course, most of the drawing was created from my mind, but I did use a model (myself) to get the right proportions.  Please post a comment and let me know what you think.

Some Thoughts Behind This Drawing

I was thinking and concentrating on Jesus’s message to love one another. One hand is reaching out and one hand is on his heart for so many reasons: to love God, to love your neighbor as yourself, to be centered on His (Jesus) love, to be centered on your own love, that within you is the Kingdom of Heaven, that within us all is the ability to become like Him, we are all children of God, our souls desire to return to God.

Want To Use This Drawing For You Church Newsletter?

I have received a number of emails from people asking for permission to use my drawings in their church newsletter.  I think this is a great idea and I offer permission for use so long as you email me to let me know.  I also ask that you include my name and website information near the drawing somewhere: “Created by Jaison Cianelli,”

Jesus Christ from Luke 6:27-36

[27] But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, [28] bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. [29] If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. [30] Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. [31] Do to others as you would have them do to you.

[32] If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. [33] And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. [34] And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. [35] But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. [36] Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Thanks For The Gerbera Daisy Seeds!

An article I had written on how to grow gerbera daisies has been capturing a lot of attention. A reader named Julie recently posted that she would send some fresh gerber daisy seeds to whoever wanted some. I was quick to say “Yeah” and poof there they were in my mailbox. I”m looking forward to planting them. Apparently Julie gathers the seeds from the plants she buys at the store. I was previously under the impression that store bought gerbera daisies would produce infertile seeds, but she proved me wrong.  From my understanding you need fresh seeds.  Fresh seeds tend to have an almost 100% germination rate.

Here’s what she had to say about planting them:

I have gathered my seeds from plants I bought at various stores. I get about a 98 % germination rate on the seeds I plant. I simply take a tooth pick, and make a hole, then place the seed with the fuzzy top up in the hole. The Fuzzy top must be above the dirt. But they grow really well that way.

Here’s what the germinated seeds look like:


These seedlings are hurting from shipping. The 2 leaves means it’s still to early to transplant them.  You should wait until there are 4 leaves.  For more information make sure you read the article How To Grow Gerbera Daisies Indoors.

Where Can I Get a Barberton Daisy?


A lot of home gardeners are trying to grow gerbera daisies from seeds.  They are forced to keep buying these hybrid seeds because the flowers do not produce fertile seeds.  The reason is because the gerbera daisy is a man-made hybrid that can only exist in nature because of science.  I’ve recently discovered who the original parent to these hybrid gerbera daisies is – the Barberton Daisy.  This South African native is named after the city of Barberton.  The barberton daisy produces fertile seeds just like God intended.  And you know, it’s quite pretty.  The only problem is, how do you get a hold of a barberton daisy or its seeds if you don’t live in Africa?  Please post any responses on my blog.

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“Microcosm” Abstract Art Painting

Abstract Art PaintingMicrocosm by Jaison Cianelli ©2009
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“The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.  The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars.  Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.” ~ The Upanishads

“Autumn Falls” Abstract Landscape

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