Did Starbucks know they were paying homage to a 7th-century Italian motif when they chose their logo? The first one below, on the left, is a melusina (melusine) or mermaid in the facade of San Michele, Pavia, Italy. The second one, on the right, is from the crest of the Colonna family. I’m taking some … More Italian Connection: Starbucks Logo
http://germanrenaissance.net/drawn-thead-work-the-hemstitch-tutorial/ By Genoveva von Lubeck Drawn thread work likely began in the 16th century and was popular in Italy, Germany, Sweden, and England. I discovered it while researching pleated aprons and I theorize that some German aprons utilized drawn thread techniques based on imagery. Drawn thread work can be seen in a simple form on … More Repost: 16th Century Drawn Thread Handkerchief
(This is a repost from two years ago, since then I have added to this list of 60) Giata’s Arts & Sciences Challenge for SCA 50th Year Celebration The Three Kinds of A&S 50 Challenges: • The Depth Challenge – 50 of any one type of thing, in order to push your skills and … More A&S Persona Challenge for Sca 50th Year Celebration
My dear friend and fellow reenactor, known to some as Herr Nicolas, portrays a Burgundian (of all things!). We both love persona development and want to attend some event activities “in persona”. The following is what I have found so far during my recon research into how our respective personae would have thought of each … More German-Italian Relations During the Renaissance
I was reading up on an Italian scholar of the 15th Century names Leonardo Bruni. Here is a blurb written on him in the Encyclopedia Britannica: Leonardo Bruni, also called Leonardo Aretino (born c. 1370, Arezzo, Florence[Italy]—died March 9, 1444, Florence), Italian humanist scholar of the Renaissance. Bruni was secretary to the papal chancery from 1405 and served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his … More When Was The Renaissance?
I’m excited to post the preliminary schedules for the Ca’ d’Oro Salon and the Salon Class Tent! The Ca’ d’Oro Salon will remain in our period pavilion and be a space dedicated to late period atmosphere, demos, refreshments, entertainment, discussion, and debate. In addition to that, and in departure from last year, we will have … More Gulf Wars XXV – Ca’ d’Oro Salon
Alessandro de’ Medici wielded great power as the first duke of Florence. He was the patron of some of the leading artists of the era and is one of the two Medici princes whose remains are buried in the famous tomb by Michaelangelo. The ethnic make up of this Medici Prince makes him the first … More Mixed Medici & Africans In Italian Renaissance Art
I have been nominated by the Liebster Award by Fionn of Broider Me ‘Bethan (Grazie!) You can find her blog at http://broidermebethan.blogspot.com.au/ She wrote: “I really enjoy your blog, so I have nominated you for a Liebster Award, (which you are free to accept or refuse.) The Liebster Award is basically an award that is … More Liebster Award Nomination!
Menu for our period lunch feast next Friday at Gulf Wars (click here to donate and reserve your space!): Primo servito di Credenza – First service from the side board Insalate di cetriolo – cucumber salad Salciccione cott’in vino – pork sausage poached in wine Duck breast prosciutto Bread and butter Primo et ultimo servito … More Italian Lunch Feast Menu & Gulf Wars XXIV Schedule
Ciao ragazzi! I am teaching two classes this weekend. The first is on the toilette of Caterina Sforza … … and the second is on historical heraldic achievements and how we can display them in the SCA. Click on the links above to view the PDF of the class handout.