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

Ukraine Girl

“Ukraine Girl” Painting by Sherry M. Joiner. As I look into the mirror it tells me to have hope everything will end sometime soon and then, I will be able to act silly again and reach my arms up to the sky and touch the stars.

Calla Lillies

Easter Calla Lillies, Painting by Sherry M. Joiner. How many calla lillies must I plant to grow life, love, respect, truth, stability hope and patience?

Sea Azov Unrest

What secrets has the sea when it reaches the conflicts and boundaries of war? “Sea Azov Unrest,” Painting by Sherry M. Joiner