Hi there folks. Welcome to my cozy nook. I thought I'd best introduce myself and let you know what this little blog is about before I kick off!
My name's Mezz Coleman. I'm a musician who's been playing the Melbourne indie scene over the past five or six years. Along with my lovely brothers (who are my wonderful music comrades) we have played many live shows and recorded an album or two. It's been fun. But it's also been exhausting. After baby number 2 (Miss Coleman) was born in October 2010, I gave myself a year off all things music related. That meant no writing, performing, recording, teaching or singing in the shower (ok, I admit I broke that rule a few times). The idea was to have a break, which I really needed.
However, a month or two into my self imposed ban, i found myself restless. Not necessarily to record an album, but to do something! Be creative. So along came one of the biggest and most important purchases of my life, Mr. Janome (my sewing machine.) Without him, I don't know how crazy I would have gone this past year. I began sewing things for my kids, and then me, and then our family and friends. I tried a bit of knitting last winter (which was an interesting experiment...) and a bit of this and that. What I learnt about myself was just how important being creative is to me, and that it could be so much more then music.
While I'm looking forward to playing a few more shows in the new year, I've now come to see myself as not only a musician, but an all round creative and crafty type. And while performing my own material is an incredible outlet for me, so is sitting down with a cup of tea, a piece of felt and some thread. So this is my little space to share what I'm working on. It might be an album, a scalf or a quilt. I hope that I can share not only my own passions and creations, but other peole's creativity too. Things that inspire me, and hopefully will inspire you too.
Happy reading. I'm looking forward to our journey.