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Tempering the storm

“I want to temper the storm of injustice and to bring passion to those struggling with pain and loss.” Painting of an African American girl by Sherry M. Joiner

Easter

This Easter I was having emotional feelings about our leaders and the ones who perished needlessly including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring Dr. Luther King Jr.’s passing Day. I went to the Grotto and lit a candle for strength, for the ones that I believed caressed the world with truth, peace, equality, love, … Continue reading

Spring

Painting by Sherry Joiner. Thanks Sherry for sharing and opening up your heart to so many people  You are a Trailblazer in an unique, powerful, and inspirational way! This might be Women’s History Month but your life is “Experiencing and Living History of Creativity and Over-Coming Obstacles” and “Rising UP” Helen Nolen

Madam Secretary of Interior

What a beautiful embracing time it is for the tribal communities and our Nation to have Representatve Deb Haaland elected for Secretary of Interior. Throughout the years I did portraits of Native Americans and I admire the strengths, beauty and arts of the Native American Indians and their way of life. My father was part … Continue reading

In Gratitude

Thank you so much President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the Biden Administration for your hard work in creating and passing the Rescue Plan Act. Your love and caring for the America people who have be suffering and struggling through this pandemic is making a difference. Our country is beginning to blossom. Everyone please … Continue reading

North Clackamas Arts Guild

During this pandemic an art organization named North Clackamas Arts Guild that I am a member of has been encouraging its members to paint and to submit their pictures for their Newsletters. We had been through sickness and fires but the leaders never gave up, energized us with email contacts, kind words of caring, giving … Continue reading

Painting of Mt. Hood

Two weeks after my fortieth birthday, Feb. 24th, my mom took her life. She wrote a note saying that she would like her ashes to be spread on the heel of Mt. Hood in a valley by a crystal blue stream. My mom’s life was rocky with disappointments meeting her at the doorstep. Still she … Continue reading

Newsletter

Two pictures of my portraits Stacey Abrams and Nancy Pelosi are published in the North Clackamas Arts Guild Newsletter. Women of extreme strength and courage, standing for truth, equality, justice, and protection. I am so happy. Here are the portraits I did in oil by Sherry M. Joiner

Dignity

When my character has been questioned, I sometimes hold the image of a Calla Lily in my mind. The innocence and dignity of the flower. Once I painted a picture of Calla Lilies for my Brazilian Aunt Deanna and her husband Doc, for their 50th anniversary. They symbolized honesty, strength, and courage. I send that … Continue reading