Thursday, August 27, 2015
Twenty-Third Psalm Ride...
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You annoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
I oredered this handmade shaving bowl from Nicole Pangas Ceramics on Etsy.
A couple of things I might do differently, in hindsight:
1. A deeper bowl to build up more lather without spilling over the sides. I am new to the whole "prper shaving" scene, so I know part of it is my own sloppiness. I am sure I will get better with this as time goes by.
2. A more varied glaze, just to make it more interesting. Nicole has some really cool stuff in her shop, for sure.
3. I'm still not sure how I feel about the handle. It allows me to really grip the bowl (good) but is diffficult to disengage when I am trying to put the bowl down (not so good). I suspect this, too, will get easier with time.
All in all, I would highly recommend Nicole. It's a great product with strong attention to detail. And, it's especially nice to support a small artist who is making a go of it. And, doing so in the USA, to boot.