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

Art Events

Dancing with bells on my toes   I am so excited to invite you to two art events that I am in. January 31, 2019 I exhibit my oil paintings at the Oak Grove, Oak Lodge Water Services until April 30th, Monday-Fri. 8-5 pm. And 2/3/19 – 2/13/19 I will display my soul boxes with … Continue reading

New Year

Happy New Year   I hope that you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and are enjoying the New Year. My New Year’s resolution is to- teach mind to be kinder to my myself, to speak up when something is bothering me, to take care of my biggest challenges first by going on long … Continue reading

Merry Xmas

Happy Holidays     Joe and I are wishing my family, primos e primas, amigos and acquaintances in Brazil, “Feliz Natal,” to my friends in Italy, “Buon Natale,” to my amigos in Mexico, “Feliz Navidad,” and our friends and family in the United States and around the world, a very Merry Christmas. May you have a … Continue reading

Bionica

Santa’s early Christmas to me   Visited with Santa and receive and early Christmas from him: a new knee. Now I can walk successfully without a cane and reasonably cruise the city with no problem. I graduate from PT this week and I want to thank you for your prayers and support. My knee operation … Continue reading

ARTWORK

Healing these day by doing some artwork in pastels   Self-portrait in pastels by Sherry M Joiner

Giving Thanks

Made soul boxes tonight at the Cerimon House with Judy Fardig and friends   Wishing you and yours a happy, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving filled with an abundance of love Painting of Navajo woman by Sherry M. Joiner  

Amy’s Gift

Selfie living with Schizoaffective Disorder   Wearing my good and dearest friend, Amy Myers’ get well gift to me- A Native American printed scarf. It is so touching.  

Knee Surgery

Recuperating from partial knee replacement surgery with Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder   Celebrated my 29th wedding anniversary and 41 years of togetherness with my husband, Joe at the Cheesecake Factory in Portland tonight. It is my first social outing since two weeks ago just before I had knee replacement surgery.  I am using a cane to … Continue reading

ABOUT Personal Notice

I am wishing you much happiness   Due to a personal matter, I won’t be visiting the blog on my site artsandwritingbysherry.com as often, at least for a few weeks, but I will check in and respond to your comments and questions.  Please feel free to check the other items on my site. Thank you, … Continue reading