Colleen started the "Venice Life Series" several years ago on Facebook, posting about the kooky characters and happenings she saw in her emerging community of Venice, California -- an "Urban Bohemia by the Sea." After much positive feedback from her "FB Friends" from around the world, wanting to know more about day-to-day life in Venice; she has now extended her series to a Blog, although she hates the word "Blog." Dedicated to observing and documenting the simple moments in life that make us laugh out loud, give us pause to think and contemplate, or just capture a beautiful or crazy sentiment; the "Venice Life Series" hopes to share that and more...
Yes, it is true: I hate the word "Blog." It was I believe my "most hated word" of 2010 or 2011. But what I didn't realize then, is what Blogs have become -- what once were called/considered columns or diaries. So as a Writer, who has been writing for 20+ years, I decided to embrace that word, and begin my own Blog, or column, or diary in New Year 2014. And to begin sharing it with whomever out there happened upon it, or perhaps becomes a sometimes or all- the-time reader.
I want to begin by thanking my wonderful Creative Director Michael Uman of New York City, who helped me build and launch this Writer's Web Site; where you will find Poems, Short Stories, and Essays from my archive. I hope to re-fresh the content quarterly with existing and/or new work. Second, I want to introduce you all to my "Venice Life Series." This Series is dedicated to the community I live in: Venice, California. What I hope to continue to write about in the coming months/years, are my little observations and takes on the world around me. Venice is a wonderful, little beachside town, with a long and documented history of artists living/working here, where constructs are questioned constantly and the boundaries of status quo pushed daily. A community evolving and changing every day, and adapting to the new; this is where I live and work, and where I am raising two boys.
As a working mom, a mom of a special needs child, a mom of 2 boys; a Venetian, a former Valley girl who grew up in the 1980s L.A. music scene, a writer, a member of the entertainment community/industry and as a woman; I see the world around me through my own lens, created by each role that I balance every day and every experience I have ever lived. But perhaps some of my thoughts, comments, observations are ones that will resonant with someone out there. We will see, as I embark on this creative endeavor. Because it is just that: a purely creative endeavor with no commercial goals or expectations. To simply write and to unveil my writing to the world. And to "share," and see what (if anything) comes back.
So thanks for reading this first post. I hope to post from time to time, and see where my musings, my photos, my 2 cents about Venice and the world around me leads... I am also currently contemplating my most-hated word for this year, which I believe is "Selfie." Thanks for joining in.