Posted in May 2017

ABOUT Memorial Day

Celebrating Memorial Day with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   Everyone please have a safe, happy, peaceful, and wonderful Memorial Day. I am remembering the sacrifices of our service men and women who fought for our freedom for this country and those who have perished, and I’m wishing they were here. Today is my stepdaughter, … Continue reading


Expression of art writing Sherry Goes Sane Schizoaffective Disorder   Writing Event for First Friday Milwaukie at Key Bank, 10888 SE Main, SE Monroe, Milwaukie, Oregon, June 2, 2017, 5-9 pm. hosted by NAMI Clackamas. I will be giving a reading of Sherry Goes Sane on stage, and will display one of my paintings with my books. Please … Continue reading

ARTWORK ‘The Artist’

So much of my time is spent painting and healing with Schizoaffective Disorder   This is one of my paintings I did of Rembrandt Van Rijn. I call it ‘The Artist.’ Portrait by Sherry Joiner.

ABOUT UK Tragedy

Being grateful and saddened in the month of May with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   With the Month of May came beauty and deep heartfelt Sympathies. I am so glad that I had the pleasure of working at the Registration table for NAMIWalks NW on Sunday in Portland. I made new and lasting friendships … Continue reading


Volunteering at the Registration Table for the NAMI Walks with Schizoaffective Disorder   ‘Mental Health is for Everyone.’ Please come and join in the 15th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event sponsored by Providence Health Services for Oregon and Southwest Washington to make a statement that mental health matters, recovery is possible, and no one should be ashamed … Continue reading

KEYNOTE Mother’s Pansies

My painting of ‘Pansies’ by Sherry Joiner a tribute to my mother Maria   My Brazilian Mom loved pansies and grew a garden full of those beautiful black velvet centered flowers that bore the expression of grumpy ol’ men in her adult and senior years. I just wanted to take the opportunity to say ‘hello’ … Continue reading

ARTWORK Art Therapy

Volunteer Outreach Art Therapy Speech living with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   Last evening, May 9,2017, I gave an Art Therapy Presentation to NAMI Clackamas at the Faith Hill Church in Milwaukie. Oregon.  I displayed my artwork and discussed my experiences living with schizoaffective disorder and how art was a benefit to my well … Continue reading


Experiencing the Miracle of Double Rainbows living with Schizoaffective Disorder   I do believe in the miracle of the double rainbows, especially the one I saw Friday night after showing my art at the Key Bank for First Friday in Milwaukie, the theme was May is Mental Health Month. Today I sold this painting I … Continue reading

ARTWORK Painting for a Cause

It was fun to get together as a community for the First Friday of the Month of May in Milwaukie, Oregon, living with schizoaffective disorder   Our Key Bank Booth for Clackamas NAMI, ‘May is Mental Health Month’ displayed artists’s artwork who were involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. My husband and I … Continue reading