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


Had a very nice compliment about my art work. Rita Townley from North Clackamas Arts Guild asked me to exhibit 16 of my paintings at the Oak Lodge Water District Services next week. I am so happy, that I am dancing on the ceiling.

The Last Farewell

The Last Farewell, Painting by Sherry M. Joiner May we share the pleasures of each day and night and sail through the sunsets and seasons of our dreams together, enjoying all that life brings to us, Loving once again. Happy Labor Day.

End of War

I am rejoicing for the Troops coming from Afghanistan. A day to cry, grieve for the pain and loss. A day to honor our service men and their sacrifice for their lives. A day for the universe as it turns another cycle, taking another minute and breathes. We are now allowed to repair our differences. … Continue reading

A Rose of Peace for Padre

Recent Painting by Sherry M. Joiner, Please Padre, Help our friends, families, and countries be strong and to heal. Give us the help that we need to take away the harmful. “A Rose of Peace for Padre.”


July 15, 2021, I donated my gold and lavender rose painting and my lavender iris painting and several of my Sherry Goes Sane and Last Miracle for Maria books for a raffle at a Drop-in-Vaccine Center at Providence Willamette Falls Education Center. In support of those struggling with mental health and addiction and for the … Continue reading

Happy Fourth

I wish you a safe 4th of July! Peace, Healing, Recovery, Recognition, and Freedom for everybody and our country.