Art Imitating Life… imitating… Lady Smaggle?

Art Imitating Life… imitating… Lady Smaggle?
Carly Jacobs

Have I officially introduced you all to my lovely friend Ged? He is Ged of ‘Matt & Ged’ fame. The Matt & Ged who are the source of some seriously awesome accessories, the creators of my South Park twin, the inspiration behind my Men’s Scarf post and they are also serial commenters who support my blog in a way that makes me all warm and gooey inside. Matt is a fabulous director who I’ve worked with countless times and Ged is his partner in design crime, painting and ‘frocking’ the sets of Matt’s productions. Ged has recently started his own blog Ged Art where he uploads paintings that he is working on and rambles about what is inspiring him and artists that he admires. He sent me his latest entry and I have to say I’m totally chuffed…

Lady Smaggle is a muse! This gorgeous wee painting was inspired by my little post about wearing birds in your hair. What a big fat blush-o-rama! I am seriously surprised that anyone reads my blog at all but to have someone actually paint a picture inspired by something I wrote is freakin ridiculous. I have always loved Ged’s work because he draws his inspiration from such a diverse range of places like fashion, film, literature, photography and theatre. I also love that his characters in his portraits all look like they have secrets. Seriously check out his blog and you’ll see what I mean…

Love Lady Smaggle



  1. Lady Smaggle 14 years ago

    Ivy – Not at all! Comment on his site and ask him he would probably be delighted. 🙂 And I am a lucky gal because he is an awesome mate too!

  2. Mrs Munk 14 years ago

    i love it

  3. Ivy 14 years ago

    That painting is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! 😀 It’s got that old portraiture look from the 19th century but with a modern touch. You’re lucky gal, Smaggle 🙂 I do an Artisit of the Week post every… well, week, do you think he would mind if I chose his work to write about..?

  4. Matt & Ged 14 years ago

    Beautiful Goddess De Smaggle,

    Thank you ever so for the beautiful words above. Let me tell you I’m sitting next to one very chuffed (and a tad embarrassed) painting poof pal.

    We have just named all of our fish after you!

    Matt XXX

  5. Lady Smaggle 14 years ago

    Matt & Ged – I think Ged has quite a few new fans!!!

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