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 Law

Just completed my oil painting called ‘Book of Equality and Law’ by Sherry M. Joiner. I painted about what was meant so personal and dear to me. The truth matters and everyone deserves their life. In my portraits of John Lewis and Justice Ginsburg, I remember their stories and purpose. Their strive to bring love, … Continue reading

Victory

Beginning a new chapter of my life with renewed emotions, freedom with what I believe in, and the releasing the demands on myself, my family, friends, the government and the races made by a dark cloud hanging over us in this regime. My expectations were high yesterday as they were met by the Victory of … Continue reading

ARTWORK Together

Painting called “Facing and Overcoming Adversity Together,” by Sherry M. Joiner. Lets make the most of these times and vote.

ABOUT Fair

I entered three oil paintings at the Multnomah County Modified Fair October 17 and 18th at Oaks Park Took home first place on my painting “The Dawn’s Early Light,” and third place for my painting, Sampson- Doxie poo, “I’m waiting for Sgt. Billy to come home.” I was thrilled.

ABOUT Painting

 Painting is personal to me. I am the gardener who digs deep into the dirt, squeezing the tiny seeds of a flower in my hand, and sprinkling them over the imagination of my soul. As the flower grows, head held high, it decorates my garden and the world with its beauty and renews my belief … Continue reading