Posted in September 2014

‘Arranging flowers’

My painting of young Julie A. Fast arranging flowers. Every time Julie has invited me to her lovely home to visit her mom’s beautiful garden, she plucks a bouquet from the sweet earth and hands it to me. Friends are the flowers in the gardens of life.  

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Schizoaffective experiences recorded Oregon State Hospital Doctor Mickey Stellavato I’m going to the Oregon State Hospital Museum. “Maybe I’m Crazy (lyrics from “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley) and “All She Wants To Do Is Dance,” by Don Henley, are playing on the radio. That means they know I am coming since I was out of my … Continue reading

Interview- ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’

On October 2, 2014, I have the honor of being interviewed on ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’ by Chrissie Hodges. It will happen at 2pm. Pacific time on Chrissie is the award winning Public Speaker who specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please listen in and enjoy the program.

Interview at OSH Museum

I have the special opportunity to be interviewed by Dr. Mickey Stellavato for a story about my experiences at the Oregon State Hospital, on Sept. 25th. The interview will be held at the Oregon State Hospital Museum at 2 pm. Here is an excerpt about Salem from my book Sherry Goes Sane: Salem! I’m in Salem. … Continue reading

My brother Doug’s Anniversary

Every year on September 16th, I celebrate my brother’s anniversary. I remember the first year I made an AIDS quilt with a blue and pink background and his name in the shape of a cross. I would go on a sentimental yet passionate walk watching the trees undress their branches into the brilliant colors of autumn, … Continue reading

‘Raging Autumn Sea’

My oil painting of the Raging Autumn Sea. Every time I paint, I am moving further away from my diagnosis. You have to pinch me to remind me that I have schizoaffective disorder, I feel so normal.

ABOUT Camping

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Camping with Children   Went camping at Rockaway last weekend with my husband, Joe, our friend, Todd, and youth America- our adopted grand girls- 3 and 5. Utilizing my teaching techniques. The first day we set up tent. Weather- sunny, warm, permitting.  I made a hopscotch out of yellow notebook paper with an illustration of rainbows, … Continue reading