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

St. Francis Assisi

Painting of St. Francis Assisi by Sherry M Joiner, “You are no less than the birds and stars and you have a right to exist.”

Painting Sold Today

Sold the Reversible Ocean painting I did of the “Light at the End of the Tunnel” and “End of the Hunt” at the North Clackamas Arts Guild Art Sale in the Happy Valley Good Will parking lot today. I am so happy, Thanks everyone for coming to the sale, We appreciate you being here.

Thank you Sister

Beautiful Flowers delivered to my door today from my Sister Diana and her husband Bob. Their special message of love, respect, support and pride caused me to glow and radiate with joy as reflections of light bounced off our living room and onto the wonderful flowers they sent.. I was in my element.


Please come to the North Clackamas Arts Guild Art Sale July 31, 2022. I am exhibiting and selling eight of my oil paintings. Please come and visit and feel free to view the art on display. Hope to see you there. Sherry M. Joiner


“Godess of Goodwill” “We are too young before we die.” Painting by Sherry M Joiner. Sorrowful for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s death. May he rest in peace.


With all the worldly and personal health effects that triggered unusual sad reactions on my physical and mental body on the fourth and others I reverted to my skating memories as a child and entered a second calling. I imaged my sister and I skating to the music in Central Park with Nile Rodgers ” … Continue reading


There were times when I was able to create a safe place for myself living with schizoaffective disorder and others. I was a speaker for NAMI Oregon. Pain and suffering had awaited our lives externally, but I was given the chance to help others learn from my private life and the symptoms of this disorder … Continue reading

Swearing in

Congratulations Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. I pass the Baton to you. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Sherry M. Joiner