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

ARTWORK What if?

What would it be like to walk in an immigrant’s shoes   Painting- Latina Bride by Sherry M. Joiner. My paintbrush blossomed today capturing the essence of the wedding picture upon my easel before me. I love doing portraits, as they help me pass the time while I am restricted to a surgical boot, I … Continue reading

ABOUT Fun Activity

Reminiscing on my life as a Preschool teacher   Still learning the ABC’s of politics and how to walk better again. I am recuperating from a stumble and letting good health and harmony flow naturally into my life. Yesterday my husband and I put up my fifteen paintings at the Water Bureau. I had wonderful … Continue reading

Sherry’s Events Painting Exhibit

Exhibiting thirteen of my paintings at Oak Grove Water Services   I have the wonderful opportunity to display my oil paintings at the Oak Grove Water Services, 14496 SE River Rd. Oak Grove, Oregon, August 1st-November 1st, 2018, Monday through Friday 8 AM- 5 PM. Please come by and enjoy the display. Hope to see … Continue reading

Great Grand Baby

What a wonderful day yesterday was   The Thai Soccer team was rescued and I held in my arms for the first time, my great grandchild, Grace Elanor. She is a beauty with lots of beautiful dark hair. A 6 lb. 4oz. adorable sweet pea.

ARTWORK Hope

Feeling remorse for the immigrant families   I feel so so sorry for the immigrant children who have been separated from their families and living in cages in our country, ‘The Land of the Free.” They are so young, some not able to speak out, only showing their emotions through screams and cries. I know … Continue reading

ABOUT Father’s Day

Happy Fathers Day   I Stand by My Man- Happy Father’s Day Weekend in advance. To all the men who treat their wives as an equal partner in life, to all the men who genuinely love, give, forgive, care and respect their children, and to all the men who truly weep for a just cause, … Continue reading

ABOUT Suicide

ABOUT Suicide

Dealing with suicide   Painted this Rio Samba Rose for those who are sick, those who have taken their lives by suicide this month, and to celebrate the beginnings of summer which blossoms with the sunshine in June. May your loss be as soft as the moon shining on the fields and may your day … Continue reading

ARTWORK People’s Choice

More results from my entry at the Multnomah County Fair   Overwhelmed with happiness. Yesterday, I had the honor to receive a People’s Choice Award for my painting of the Indian Chief, Chief Standing, from the President of the Art Board Committee at the Multnomah County Fair. He said that the viewers voted on it … Continue reading