My Article in NAMI Voice Newsletter

Bringing Peace and Happiness to the Psych Ward An article which ran in the NAMI Voice newsletter, Spring 2013 As a member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness and lecturer in a psych ward, I introduce a meditation exercise to my groups. I have everyone get comfortable and relaxed and count from toe to … Continue reading

A Favorite Memory

I was painting from a picture of a lady on a swing on a warm springs day. It was a blend of impressionism and realism and I was overcome by the feeling of peace and tranquility as I painted it. It reminded me of all the times I lectured at the psych ward and gave … Continue reading

ABOUT Tragedy

Heart broken about the loss of childrens lives and faculty members in the state of Florida     We need better gun control. Sending you Hugs from Neve, my cousins’ white Lab, and me.

ABOUT Valentines Day

Vacationing in Seaside to celebrate my birthday   My birthday week ended with watching Shape of Water and I loved it. What a beautiful movie. Afterwards I walked to the turn-around viewpoint in Seaside and enjoyed listening to a man play “Amazing Grace,” on his harmonica. He captivated a flock of seagulls handing them food … Continue reading

ARTWORK Ocean Sunset

Today is my official birthday   Just finished painting my birthday gift today of an ocean and sunset. ‘Sunset on the Ocean’ by Sherry Joiner. Wishing everyone happiness and good health today and places you enjoy like walking along the shore and breathing the salty air as you relax and unwind.  

ABOUT Birthday

Celebrating my early sixty ninth birthday at Portland Seafood Company tonight   Looking back over the last couple of years, I have climbed so many mountains. Lost of few long term relationships because of stigma and judgmental people but I am on top of the world again. What’s important to me is beginning new relationships … Continue reading


Fortunate to have my paintings hung at the Gladstone DMV   These are my six paintings displayed at the Gladstone DMV, Gladstone Oregon. They will be on display from January 30th- April 30th, 2018. Enjoy! Sherry  


Painting in my imagination of Bahia Brazil where my Aunt Paula lives   Six of my newer paintings are headed for the Gladstone DMV and will be shown from January 30th to April 30th. Monday, January 29th, my display ends at the Portland Community Center. Thanks for visiting.

ABOUT Gift Arriving

Excited about the news of our new little gift to the world   My step grandson, Caleb, and his wife, Naomi are having a baby girl they named, Grace. Here is our photo of three and 1/2 generations: Left to Right- Jacob, grandson, Becky, daughter, Naomi and grandson, Caleb, with child and Great Gram and … Continue reading

ARTWORK Center Exhibit

Exhibiting twelve of my paintings at the East Portland Community Center   I am so happy to be given the opportunity by Connie Emmons from the North Clackamas Arts Guild to show my art work at East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Portland, Oregon, 97216. The show lasts until January 29th, 2018. My paintings … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Wishing you a New Year that is full of light and beauty with many opportunities to harmonize  have peace and prosperity My New Year’s Resolution: I will pay attention to better weight change, eat foods that are good for me, and exercise at least 60 minutes a day. Photo is of my husband, Joe and … Continue reading