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I grew up in a small village in Ontario, Canada. I’ve lived in the country most of my life. I’ve enjoyed art ever since I can remember. I started writing poetry at around 12 years old. I was inspired by the movie Times Square. As for photography, around 1987, I took my mom’s old 35mm camera, a Diramic! I started to take photos of the countryside. I enjoyed painting, drawing, collaging, papier mache…all forms of art. I found it all fascinating. Then I let myself be distracted. Between college, work, and other responsibilities, art became an afterthought. Oh, I dallied here and there, mostly with poetry, but nothing more. I enjoyed a renewed interest in photography in 2007. In 2008, I created the album design for a EndOfNumbers, a New Jersey artist.

Since then, I’ve been messing around with photography and digital art. I found the courage to post some of my poetry. I still haven’t mastered the ability to ‘let go’, and be confident that a piece of art is finished. Maybe I will some day. Hope not.

Apart from that, I love animals. I have 3 cats. I like to listen to music. Sometimes I’ll listen to the same song on repeat for a week! I usually wake up with a song stuck in my head. I’m a French Canadian, so I talk a lot with my hands. As for anything else, you’ll have to ask!!

Cheers all!!


All images © 2000-2018 Mimi Patenaude
All poetry © 1987-2018 Mimi Patenaude

31 Comments Post a comment
  1. thanks for stopping by thewavewithin mimi – what song have you on repeat this week?

    September 2, 2012
    • This week I was still listening to Papercranes. I’m making progress though. At least it wasn’t just the same song on repeat, but the whole cd! Lol!

      September 2, 2012
      • What a coincidence! Thanks for liking my post. Was there any relation between the song and finding the piece I wrote that involved paper cranes? Also, your photography is absolutely transporting. Props for making the often scary choice to be devoted to your art!

        September 9, 2012
      • Hi Jourdie! No relation to the band and your post. I really like your blog. I like your use of different medias in your art. Well done! Cheers!

        September 9, 2012
      • Thanks Mimi. Serendipity is such a great thing.

        September 9, 2012
  2. excellent! I already love you. I’m following you now.

    September 5, 2012
  3. Mimi, thank you for stopping and liking today’s post. I look forward to following your blog with its great pictures and poetry. I loved the river today.

    Take care,


    September 7, 2012
  4. chaoticvision #

    Thanks for liking my most recent post.Your blog is very creative; especially the images.

    September 18, 2012
    • Thanks, and you’re welcome! I like your concept of the ’30 minute walk post’. Your digital art is pretty cool too! Cheers!

      September 18, 2012
  5. I’ve only just noticed your work, and I already really admire it.

    Welcome back to the art world! Sure glad you’re around!

    November 3, 2012
  6. I too end up listening to the same song on repeat for a week… It’s when I wake up with it in my head that I try to branch out a little bit… I also talk a lot with my hands. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog! 😀

    November 5, 2012
  7. Thanks for visiting the Chateau and liking somes posts. You have a great site here. Will be back. Best wishes, Robert

    November 5, 2012
  8. This is a great blog! Thanks for visiting mine 🙂

    November 9, 2012
  9. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. You have a pretty cool site! I wish you all the best, Diana

    November 18, 2012
  10. Thanks for stopping by!

    November 21, 2012
  11. Great blog! I can identify with so much of what you have created here and am looking forward to following your creative journey.

    November 24, 2012
  12. Thank you for stopping by and liking “Weathered Barrier”. I’ve enjoyed hiking through your blog – great shots and thanks for sharing the stories with them.

    November 24, 2012
    • Your welcome!! By the way, your photos from Morning Reflections are superb. Hardly can tell the difference between the water and the sky!

      November 24, 2012
  13. Your photos are lovely!

    December 16, 2012
  14. Lol… I like the way you introduce yourself, well greetings from newbie on the block! Thank’s for visiting and like my photo. I like icy branches photo a lot! But I can’t find the like button so here”click” like! See you again Mimi Patenaude 🙂

    December 17, 2012
    • Thanks!! And, welcome to the blogging world!! Cheers! 🙂

      December 17, 2012
      • Thank’s Mimi, I’ll be sure comeback reading and seeing more, cheers also! 😀

        December 17, 2012
  15. Congratulations, I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can visit my post for instructions:

    February 13, 2013

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