Tagged with bipolar disorder- schizo-affective disorder

ARTWORK Sherry’s Portrait

At the North Clackamas Arts Guild art show   Standing next to my self portrait that was hung for exhibit at the King of Kings Lutheran Church in Milwaukie, Oregon.  I’m on a soulful journey. Self Portrait by Sherry M. Joiner    

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.  

NAMI

Flappers Rock   Over night I became a Flapper. NAMI Clackamas had a Roaring Twenties Benefit Auction at Gray Gables Estate 3009 SE Chestnut St. in Portland Oregon on September 21, 2019, 5:30-9:30 pm. The clientele wore glamorous dresses with glitter and sequences, and black suits and suspenders. My friend Connie Emmons and I were … Continue reading

Documentary AIDS

There is no cure for Aids and it took my brother too soon in September sixteen nineteen ninety within a year of mom’s Death anniversary   My brother, Doug, was a tender soul. He was nine years my younger. Before AIDS defeated his body, he took up knitting and knitted baby hats for premature babies.  … Continue reading

KEYNOTE Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week   National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th- September 14th. My sympathy and prayers go out to those that have completed their life through a suicide and for those who face and deal with the pain of suicide of their loved ones everyday. My Brazilian mother, Maria, Nov. 2, 1921- Feb. … Continue reading

ARTWORK Portrait of Michelle

My finished portrait of Michelle Obama   Can’t think of a better way to thank the wonderful wife of President Obama who stole my heart with her book Becoming, than to paint a portrait of her. Thanks so much Michelle for all you are doing. My portrait of Michelle, below.

Fair Ribbon

Still Life Pitcher and Lemons by Sherry Joiner   Received a Second Place Ribbon and an Award for my Still Life painting at the Clackamas County Fair. I am so happy.  

ARTWORK First Lady

Painting the First Lady by Sherry Joiner   What a gift to the world, Michelle Obama’s book Becoming is to everyone. I am so fond of the First Lady, Michelle Obama that I painted a portrait of her. In admiration, here is my portrait.  

ABOUT Gun Safety

I’m in so much pain and heartbroken for the people and children who perished and were injured in El Paso and Ohio   I feel like crawling into a deep dark cave and hiding and never coming out again. My love goes out to the family members who have lost their loved ones also. Why … Continue reading

NAMI

Nami Clackamas Picnic at Rivercrest Park   Enjoying time with the NAMI Clackamas folks and my Outreach Developer Coordinator, Gary Marschke. This organization helps so many people with mental health issues. Thank you for your time, energy, and compassion. Photo is of me and Gary.