Richard Canard
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Richard Canard commented on Heather Wilkie (paganfrog)'s blog post Cascadia Artpost art mail surprise
"17.09.20 Dare Ms. Heather Wilkie. ....just wanna jump on the Cascadia Artpost Bandwagon currently flashing by & declare that I too, think  that Cascadia Artpost helps in  keeping a lot of us  happy with our mailboxes & is a…"
Richard Canard commented on Francis Lammé's photo

Mail Art example 002

"16.09.20 Dare Ms. Francis Lamme,....finally woke up this a.m. & was thumbing through the pages @ the I.U.O.M.A. & stumbled across your tidbits , postcards ,envelopes. etc. (which I enjoyed ) & your statement:"I'm not a female…"
Richard Canard left a comment for Michael Dillon
"12.09.20 Dare Mister Michael Dillon, ...I thumbed through several pages of your blog this a.m. & read bits & pieces from your blog. I enjoyed it.  I feed the birds here---which of course, means that I feed the squirrels.....Oh, & I…"
Sep 12
Richard Canard commented on Jocelyn Glaves's photo


"12.09.20 Dare Ms. Jocelyn Glaves,  ....I view your drawing as highly individual & eccentric..& of course, I admire it. Inasmuch as  I am one of those slow  & lazy  Americans, can you (will you?) translate  the…"
Sep 12
Richard Canard commented on Ficus strangulensis's photo

Free Exit Pass

"10.09.20 Dare Mister Ficus s., .....Wow!!!...A "Free Exit Pass".The standard unwritten rules concerning   "there is no money in Mail art"  & or "Mail art & Money don't mix" apparently no…"
Sep 10
Richard Canard commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received mail art of Diana Hale from USA
"09.09.20 Dare Ms. Sabela Bana,  ...& still yet another Mail Art milestone from Ms. Diana Hale.  There certainly are a wide variety of unique & diverse mailings  that originate in Crozet , Virginia. Thanx for posting. …"
Sep 9
Richard Canard commented on Ficus strangulensis's photo

Kitty Moore's HotDog

"Post Scriptum: ...& is that what they call "Asemic"  writing/art on "Kitty Moore's Hotdog"?"
Sep 8
Richard Canard commented on Ficus strangulensis's photo

OOK Ook ook

"09.08.20 Dare  Mister Ficus s., ..."Ook Ook ook....Fike at this finest!" It is amazing what you can do with your painterly computer mouse or whatever it is that you use. I suspect even Salvador Dali would be impressed.  Thanx for…"
Sep 8
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Collab by Princess Olivia Mooncake (Lynnwood, Washington, USA) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

"Nice Collaboration : Princess Olivia Mooncake & DeVillo Sloan--- "It is well, it is what it is. Well!" "
Sep 6
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Cascadia ArtPost CAT artistamps
"The perfect stamp for a Holstein Friesian mail art cow mailing."
Sep 5
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post A Mail - Art Glossary.
"04.09.20 Dare Mister Jon Foster,....Oh, Good! ...glad to hear you are working on this. ...Maybe alas , we  can find out what "Collage" means. & "Art" & "Mail Art" (or is "Correspondence Art"?)…"
Sep 4
Richard Canard commented on Borderline Grafix's photo

Cover Your Face

"04.09.20 Dare Borderline G., ..."a sign of the times". Great photo.Thanks for sharing & attempting to wake up & encourage America to open it's eyes. For months now, I seen "the discarded mask" in the streets &…"
Sep 4
Richard Canard commented on Hilary Konrad's blog post Once Again I Have Been Visited By Mail Art By Richard!
"03.09.20 Dare Ms.Hilary K., ....uh, yes indeedy. The world is full of "Richards" [ & even the the so-called "art world {& even the much smaller "mail-art world"} (esp. their nicknames)]...& so, no doubt....…"
Sep 3
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post Saving the US Postal System
"26.08.20 When Presidunce Donald Trump & the new Poostmaster Louis DeJoy manage to come up with a "Penny Postcard" again--- I, for one, will in turn,  gladly Shut-up & immediately order a dozen  "Make America Great…"
Aug 26
Richard Canard left a comment for Eddie L O'Neill
"26.08.20 Dare Mister Eddie L. O'Neill, ..... a pleasant "Welcome"! ...& I'll send something your way.------but come on, Eddie----You gotta admit that "rainbows" & "cutsie bears" are pretty…"
Aug 26
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"25.08.20 Dare Mister Val. M.H., ...I like these new rules.That's one of the things that I admire about your projects. You know what you are doing. Maybe one day soon,  we can all simply wander off  & just abandon " Boring…"
Aug 25

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
Early 60's
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Initially pure folly. Nowadays I visit the IUOMA practically everyday as if it were a part of the oatmeal routine.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
409 South Emerald Lane - Carbondale, Illusion-62901-2140 U.S.A. .........

03.20.11 Dare Ruud Janssen, Obviously (I suppose), I have no website here--just  random stacks of those cardboard boxes  (& seldom (if ever) do I utilize the email address). My admission into your fold is a result of that "ning" thing (plus your generosity) & the only way that I could find to continue participating in your Marvelous & Grand Service --the I.U.O.M.A. Thank you. I am (& have long been) appreciative  of your prophetic & thoughtful insight toward the phenomenon of correspondence art ("mail art")-----was it John Evans that first used that term?  In any event, I find the IUOMA to be a  joyous & convenient  source for checking in on the "state of the art." Of course, I am always interested  in the mail but I am not seeking more ,more, more --- I already owe a thousand postcards & letters (things are kinda winding down here). Also, it is not likely that I will be posting a photo (or photos). That stock image of a "stump", "block of wood","chip off the old block" seems to work just fine. All best to you & yours & the IUOMA! Richard Canard

Richard Canard's Blog

05.06.14 Dare Ms. Diane K., That stuff that fills the plastic bubbles is called "Trash Champagne." Sin sincerely, Richard Canard

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:54pm 1 Comment

05.06.14 Dare Ms. Diane K., That stuff that fills the plastic bubbles is called "Trash Champagne." Sin sincerely, Richard Canard


Today's mail...

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 6:57pm 0 Comments

!2.02.14  Today I received a postcard from Ms. Angie Cope that reads:....... "I think IUOMA is a metaphor for life.  Wait--maybe not--But when I go there I feel like everything I see and read is so cool but is just the tip of the iceberg. So many blogs and comments buried--waiting to be discovered...rediscovered."..... Now, isn't that a terrific valentine for Ruud Janssen & all of us here at the IUOMA??? 

Da Beatles

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 5:47pm 1 Comment

08.02.14 Dare USPS & the IUOMA,  I understand that it's been half a century now (Yesterday)  since "The Beatles" first discovered America...& I can't tell you exactly what followed but I do know that I was not the only one  responsible.... Anyway, late at night (after I turn out the light) I am perfectly willing to admit that part of the blame is mine.  .....the walrus, richard canard 

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At 4:12am on September 20, 2019, Oh Boy said…

Thanks for taking a look at the pictures. The Art Detox series highlights my photoshop skills. I'll send to the "archive" soon. Oh Boy

At 6:01am on July 26, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Yippee! I got home from vacation and found two postcards from you! Poems and trash--hurray!!! I will get something back to you soonly!

At 12:38am on January 29, 2016, Lucky Pierre said…
Coyote is a legendary trickster, n'est-ce pas?
At 6:07pm on December 7, 2015, Ruud Janssen said…

Dear Richard C.  When I post a letter and there isn't enough postage on it, I get a message from the postal office and can actually see the proof: a scan of the letter. When they are right, I have to pay the postage due. In mail-art cases sometimes the computer is wrong, ans the scan proves the postage was correct. So the digitizing of our mail-art in the Netherlands is already done and I do get glances of it now and then. The postal office just loves to scan our mail and see if we pay the fee......

At 2:40am on December 6, 2015, Claire (aka Cleo) said…

Hey Richard, "Friend" me! Please!!! (I wanna message ya...)

At 1:21am on October 15, 2015, jon foster said…

Richard...I came into a box of mail-art from the Winston Salem show in 1979. Can you give me any information about this show, or point me in the right direction? My goal is to share all of the art and I want a little backstory to go along with it. Thanks guy!

At 7:48am on November 16, 2014, Richard Canard said…

16.11.14 Dare Mister Shab Levy, ...& thanks for your response... & again I repeat: I have never sent anything to Ms. Koshgarian  & as you say, it was "a general remark"...which of course was my point....(I placed myself right in the meddling middle).Please understand that there are no problems here as far as I'm concerned...I am naught but a clown  & seriously interested in bad jokes  & "shabby" art. I did manage to check out your website, however ( & what a stark contrast  we are). You sir, are obviously a disciplined, technically skilled  & accomplished artist. I also enjoyed viewing your comprehensive visual Art History Section (a few new inserts for me but was also surprised not to see any reference to Joseph Cornell or Ray Johnson...(but then, you did make it clear that it was incomplete). & as far as your viewing my own so-called "creations" on the web are concerned-- I must confess that  I can barely use the electronic mouse & have no website....but most artists & quasi-serious mail artists can usually be found fairly easily. Sinsneerly, Richard Canard    

At 11:50pm on November 15, 2014, Shab Levy said…

Dear Mr. Canard,

I know Karen from an art-book group that we belonged to and I am sure that she wasn't commenting on your creativity or quality of work, rather as a general remark. Please let me know where I can see some of your creations on the web.

Shab Levy

At 1:57am on October 22, 2014, Susan McAllister said…
Thanks for the delightful card. To me it looked like a fish eating a big mouthful of spaghetti. I am pleased to have inspired you.
At 7:03pm on April 23, 2013, Cassandra Gallagher said…

Richard, thank you ten fold for the lovely postcard you sent. It's simplicity speaks volumes and I'm glad you used my favorite quote too. I will be glad to send something special in return. Until then, all best.




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