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

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

ARTWORK Soul Boxing

Soul Boxing, a healing art   Having a ‘Soul Box Moment’ with friends and acquaintances, Tuesday night. We will reach our goal in February, I am confident.

ARTWORK First Place

Dancing on the ceiling   Took home a First Place Blue Ribbon for my ocean scene- ‘Sunset Reflections on the Ocean’  from the North Clackamas Arts Guild Juried Show, King of Kings Lutheran Church, Milwaukie, Oregon, Saturday and am tickled pink with happiness.

KEYNOTE AIDS

I still grieve for my brother as if his death happened yesterday   Carrying on with my loving memory of my brother Doug, today, who died of AIDS on September 16, 1990, when he was thirty-two years old. And thinking of all the wonderful things he did for me, my family, and the world. The … Continue reading

ARTWORK Soul Boxes

Making soul boxes from images of my paintings   Yesterday, I got together with two precious ladies of common interests, and we made Soul Boxes to comfort the victims of gun violence and to let them know we stand for them. My friend, Linda, took a picture of our boxes in a pattern of a … Continue reading