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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.

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


Had a wonderful time at the NAMI Multnomah picnic at Laurelhurst Park on Thursday   Received a NAMI MultnomahVolunteer Recognition Award for my services as a lecturer in a psych ward and an In Our Own Voice speaker to hospitals, universities, Family2Family classes and mental health corperations since 2011. Saturday day I joined Gary Marschke, … Continue reading

ARTWORK Painting for a Cause

It was fun to get together as a community for the First Friday of the Month of May in Milwaukie, Oregon, living with schizoaffective disorder   Our Key Bank Booth for Clackamas NAMI, ‘May is Mental Health Month’ displayed artists’s artwork who were involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. My husband and I … Continue reading

KBOO Community Radio Interview

So happy to be helpful to the field of mental health with my book, Sherry Goes Sane. Here is an interview I had last year with KBOO Community Radio for the Disability Awareness program by Grace Reed. Please click on the podcast and listen in. Disability Awareness on 07/27/15 Program: Disability Awareness Air date: Mon, … Continue reading

‘We are One-Brothers and Sisters’

‘We are One-Brothers and Sisters’ A painting by Sherry Joiner. Over the last few weeks, I have been following the news and wondering what statement I could make, that would help people understand my feelings and understand their own feelings about the world in a composition I painted. Here, is the oil painting I did … Continue reading

Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Completed my Mental Health First Aid Training Course. This is my instructor Pam Dunham, right, and me left. I was awarded this Mental Health First Aid USA certificate because I was trained to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders. The training took … Continue reading

ABOUT Painting

Return to American Gothic Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   Here is a painting I did, I call it ‘Return to ‘American Gothic.’ It is such a joy to paint. Everyday that I paint I learn something new. I am going through a big change in my life, and I am growing wiser and more … Continue reading