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ARTWORK Awareness Week

Mental Health awareness week is October six through October twelve   For awareness of my condition Schizoaffective Disorder, I dug down deep into my roots and painted a picture of Brazilian flowers blooming in a garden. Sanity comes from my art.  

ABOUT Sisterly Love

Painting called Rio Samba Rose by Sherry M Joiner   Took the honor of presenting my Rio Samba Rose painting that I did to my half sister Shauna to decorate her house.  Painting below.

Reunion

Happy seventieth birthday to the class of sixty seven   Throwing a Roseburg High School class reunion 70th birthday party on the 20th with my wonderful high school friend, Alice Savage Gardner. I can’t wait to see everyone and find out what they have been up to. I am so excited. We are going to … Continue reading

Documentary Schizoaffective

Went to Dr. Ward T Smiths retirement party last night   It was a time to mingle, laugh, and cry. I was Dr. Ward T. Smith’s client for twenty-six years. He was compassionate, caring, and skilled in helping with a very technical and difficult disease, Schizoaffective Disorder. I will miss his intelligence, sense of humor … Continue reading

ABOUT NAMI Walks

Yesterday I volunteered at the Nami Clackamas table and walked for mental health at the Nami Walks   The event took place Sunday May 19th at the Vera Katz Esplanade in Portland, Oregon. It was fun seeing good friends, old and new, and for such a great cause. I admire my Executive Director Michele Veenker’s … Continue reading

ARTWORK Healing

Ocean Sunset painting by Sherry Joiner   Sometimes for a peace of mind, I love to go to the ocean to walk, enjoy, unwind. I painted this ocean scene to relieve the stress, pressure, and tension of the things going on in my life and everyone’s life right now. Enjoy!  

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

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.  

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 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