A rather plain version of good ol' Saint Nicholas, but the image is attractive in ay case.
Just a quick post this morning, so I can get to that last batch of student papers, submit final course grades for the semester, and then maybe some painting later on this afternoon or evening. Very close to finishing those first two officers, a drummer, NCO, and standard-bearer. Just some final touch-ups to address and then the standard itself, which should be really eye-catching if I can pull it off free-hand. Tune in tomorrow (evening) to see how things have gone.
At the top of today's entry, a nice representation of Santa Claus/Father Christmas albeit a bit on the plain side by modern standards. Still, he cuts a dashing, if slightly subdued, figure. His colors nevertheless have a certain something that appeals to my eye. Hmmmm, brown and red (or is it crimson?) with brown fur trim might be attractive colors for a future hussar regiment, or maybe a company of Croats.
Oh, and the title of today's post refers to that old Wham! tune that has become a Christmas staple on the radio this time of year. Of course, I'm referring to Last Christmas, a tune that first made the charts in December of 1984. I actually enjoy hearing the original version of the song, however you can have the covers that have been issued more recently by country star Taylor Swift, the cast of the American TV program Glee, et al. Puh-leeze!