Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"Buon Natale!" "Boas Festas!" "Joyeux Noel! "Feliz Navidad!" Peace!

 (Last Year's Post!  But Still Funny!)

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Santa the plein air painter!
Not really Santa! It's Me!


  1. The tree has grown some since it was posted last year!
    Glædelig Jul!
    Kala Christoyenna!!
    Mele Kalimimaka!!!
    Nollaig Shona Dhuit!!!
    God Jul!

    1. Hi Buddy!
      You are so right!
      Next year new photo! Maybe next week!
      Great time with family in Hull! Love the family and the ocean!
      Best to all!
      Love your photos! Looking forward to more in 2014!
      Your art buddy!

  2. Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Buon Natale! Good to see Santa is still plein air painting. lol

    1. Same to you Joan! No time this year to get new photo in time for
      Christmas. Santa did get his photo taken at the beach on Christmas. Will post soon!
      Have the best year! Love your watercolors!
      Michael aka Santa Wanna Be

  3. Santa from yesteryear! It is still funny!
    We watched "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen yesterday and I thought of this post and you. Maybe you will be taking over the JOB!

    Keep painting...

    1. Hello David!
      I am so glad you still find it funny! The photo with Santa's back to the camera reminds me of a self portrait by Norman Rockwell! Tim Allen and me! Wow! I so believe in Santa Claus! Why not! Have a happy new year buddy! Thanks for a great year of art!
      Michael Claus!

  4. I'm trying to catch up with all my friends here on blogland...I've missed so much...You look wonderful...you made me laugh when I first clicked on your site!! I LOVE your previous " gift for Eddie"....a beautiful piece, Michael!!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

    1. Hello Hilda!
      How great it is to laugh! Sometimes with so much going on in life to squeeze in a laugh is so very vital! I am glad you got a chuckle! I delivered Eddie's photo Friday. Will post photo soon! He was thrilled! Thanks for a great year Hilda!

  5. I missed this last year Michael and I'm so happy you are sharing it again. You made me laugh and almost had me! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

    1. Hello Celia!
      Now I am so glad I reposted this photo. I am so happy you got a chance to laugh! Isn't laughter grand! Imagine something silly as this photo can bring a smile! Yippee. I was laughing all the while the photo was being taken. I have this years photo with Santa at the beach! I may post it soon! So glad we are blogging buddies!
      Ciao and Happy New Year Celia!
      Papa Noel

  6. Still funny! And such a brave Santa to paint in his best Santa suit. Santa magic must keep the paint off!

    1. Hello My Art Buddy Shirley!
      So very happy to hear from you! So glad this photo is still funny! I think Santa's back side is so very funny! Then seeing me must be such a shock! I love Santa's magic! Have the best year Shirley and keep making great art!
      Kris Kringle!

  7. Hi Michael, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day! I love these photos! I first saw them on Lisa Daria's blog last year which led me to your blog for the first time! I've so enjoyed our year of blog correspondence! I look forward to seeing the ones of Santa on the beach. We have a lot of images of Santa on the beach over here but usually he's in short sleeves! Have a very Happy New Year!!!
    Your art cobber Wendy!

  8. Hello My Special Australian Art Cobber!
    I had the most wonderful Christmas! Surrounded by family at my brother's house right on the beach! I must post the photo of this year's Santa paying homage to the North Atlantic. My youngest grand nephew and I were the only one's who braved the cold to go outside for a Christmas walk by the sea. The photo I took of him will soon be a painting. I will post that one soon also! And today I took a couple of photos of the most beautiful red cardinal ever. I will post that one for you! I also have enjoyed our art blogging friendship so very much. Thank you Wendy!
    Happy New Year to you your family and friends!
    North Atlantic Santa Perchard