Words by Glen, Artwork by Shyra
On the twelfth day of TATEmas, Mikel gave to me:
twelve Euro tour dates
eleven jumping monkeys
ten concert selfies
nine singing Chens
eight white dresses
seven Twitter rants
six jilted mermaids
five golden picks
four El Gran Burritos
three dueling drummers
two angel wings
and a bloody bird in a bare tree.
As we reach the end of our 12 Days of TATEmas, I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to Shyra Taylor for the incredible amount of time, effort and talent she put into the twelve pieces we’ve given away over the past dozen days. When I first approached her with a request to illustrate the poem I had written, I had something far simpler and quicker in mind than what Shyra ultimately provided. I was blown away by each and every image she sent me as she completed the project, and from the hundreds of comments we’ve received, it’s clear that I’m far from the only one.
If you love Shyra’s work as much as I do, please check out her brand new shop on Etsy.
Thank you as well to all who’ve played along and entered the contests. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Merry Christmas!
Shyra lives with her husband and two girls (dogs) deep in the heart of Texas. Every spare moment she has, she spends in her studio listening to TATE and creating mixed media pieces using personal drawings, paints, pencils, papers – you name it. She enjoys finding ways to reuse/recycle different things in her works as well as collecting objects she finds in everyday places and odd spaces alike.
Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.