It's time. A new moon in Pisces is born today. Other things are emerging from the darkness of gestation, too. I am so glad to think of promise and potential! Even more so with Spring's arrival in a few weeks -- I hope it makes its due date.
just a few of the new beginnings in the moon basket today . . .
stitching ~~ practicing sashiko stitching where the stitch is longer than the spaces in between, love this.
planting ~~ in keeping with The Growing Challenge (sidebar) of starting from seed one vegetable crop (that you've never started before) for each season, eggplant is my choice. It was sort of hard to come up with something new to grow from seed that we will actually eat. And how perfect a new moon in Pisces is for starting a couple of 4-packs of this prolific Japanese eggplant! Another challenge I've set for myself is to grow, but not from seed necessarily, all the vegetables required to make ratatouille. That will be onions, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, green peppers. A couple of other gimmicks for challenging myself are still in the planning phase.
greencrafting ~~ the inside-out box is smooth and sturdy, reminds me of linen. I thought about using it as a vision board surface and then reassembling it to be a holder of some sort. But it has other possibilities, as well. We'll see on this one, it needs more time in the basket.
concocting ~~ nice, plump ginger root has shown up at the healthy-food store so it's time to make ginger liqueur, my favorite. And ginger tea. And maybe some other things, too. Recipes next week.
inspiration ~~ Pronoia by Rob Brezsny, a wild and crazy, uplifting compilation that's beyond anything I've ever seen. Rob Brezsny must be a genius or a savant of some type. It's rowdy, it's like a hummingbird on red bull -- I laugh out loud when partaking of it in teeny-tiny doses. On the shelf since 2005, I'm only now appreciating it. When the student is ready, they say.
To possibilities with beginnings for all!