What's Your Favorite Flower?

Question for you, my friends. What's your favorite flower? This is a new "column" running on the blog and over social media, where every week I'll paint a flower and mail the original to one of you.

Here's how to enter:

  1. Sign up for the Good Sheila Weekly.
  2. Send me a quick email with the name of your favorite flower and a few sentences describing why you chose it.

Each week I will pick one of the submissions, paint that flower, and post the painting alongside your description up on my blog (can keep it to first names if you want to stay on the anonymous side). And best of all, I'll be sending you the original painting, on me!

Up first is yours truly! My favorite flower is the POPPY. I love their bright colors and how tall and proud they stand, even though it seems unlikely with such a thin stem.

What's Your Favorite Flower Poppy

Got a flower to submit? Send it over now! 

15 quotes to help you share your love

If you're struggling to find the words to tell your person how you feel, I've got your back. Why reinvent the wheel when some of the most masterful writers of all time have expressed their love so perfectly?

Good Sheila   Foolishly Forget   card is pictured. Photo by  Myray Creative .

Good Sheila Foolishly Forget card is pictured. Photo by Myray Creative.

Sap warning: Ok, these are quotes about LOVE. They're all a little bit sappy, and some of them are even pretty high on the sappy scale. You've been warned.

Without further ado, here are 15 quotes to help you share your love!

  1. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) // click to view Good Sheila card
  2. "you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars." (e.e. cummings)
  3. "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." (Robert Browning)
  4. "Whatever our souls are made of, yours and mine are the same." (Emily Bronte)
  5. "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?" (Oscar Wilde)
  6. "In all the world there is no heart for me like yours." (Maya Angelou)
  7. "Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?" (Walt Whitman) // click to view Good Sheila card
  8. "Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends." (Hafiz)
  9. "It is a public scandal the way I adore you." (Oscar Wilde) // click to view Good Sheila card
  10. "In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you." (Virginia Woolf) // click to view Good Sheila card
  11. "I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." (Paulo Coelho)
  12. "It has made me better, loving you.... it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter." (Henry James)
  13. "Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." (Rumi)
  14. "We were together. I forget the rest." (Walt Whitman) // click to view Good Sheila card
  15. "You are the best thing." (Ray LaMontagne)

Did I miss your favorite one? Let me know!

Happy love letter writing!