Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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Latest Activity

Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art collab by Jan Hodgman (Washington State) & DVS (homage to Susan McAllister)

"01.06.17 Dare Ms. Jan H. & Mister DeVillo S., ... I enjoyed your collaboration . The Susan McAllister homage in particular.... I got it right away despite the asemics .. I could almost make out some red, black & white  faces of bizarre…"
Jun 1
Richard Canard commented on Pam VanderWiel's blog post I'm sorry and thank you!
"22.05.17 Dare Ms. Pam VanderWeil & MIster  DeVillo Sloan, ....DVS....there you go again....encouraging people to be themselves,... tolerant, ....reasonable, ....relaxed & accepting of what "the mail art life" has to offer.…"
May 23
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From enchanting David in New Mexico (x2)
"09.05.17 Dare Ms. Katerina Nikoltsou, ...David Stafford tells the kinds of tales that only people like poets, writers ,artists, clowns, & philosophers could possibly understand or appreciate and has no place in an an elite & dignified pen…"
May 9
Richard Canard left a comment for Drew B. David
"07.05.17 Dare Mister Drew B. David, ...I am a proud & naive  charter member of the Luddite Society. Consequently , if you are possibly still yet interested in my so-called "visual poetry"---well, I'm gonna need a mailing…"
May 7
Richard Canard commented on Pam VanderWiel's blog post Old Postcards
"02.05.17 Dare Ms. Pam VanderWiel, ... The problem with me is I agree whole-heartedly with with Ms. Katerina Nikoltsou & Ms. Gu.  SinCelery, Richard Canard"
May 3
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: DESTROY Kitty Trashpo by Dopesick San Francisco & Karina the Dog (Michael Kelly) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)
"02.05.17 Dare De Villo S., ...Hello Kitschy-Kitschy-Koo! SinCelery, Richard C."
May 3
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art collab by Matthew Stolte (Wisconsin, USA) & De Villo Sloan (NY, USA)

"2.04.17 Dare De Villo S., ...It looks as if  I missed the obvious earlier & I did. Yes. the two blend nicely---not that a "collaboration" has to.  Richard C."
Apr 22
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Asemic Cut-Up by Dorina Harangus (Hechingen, Germany)
"16.04.17 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, guess ( & that's all it is on my part (speculating babble) is that Ms. Dorina Harangus  is very good at creating asemic mystery....& you, De Villo Sloan have very carefully…"
Apr 16
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post Wanna Add and Return?
"14.04.17  Dare Jon Foster, Oh, goodie!!!!!.... In my best  egotistical President Donald McRonald voice: "Me!Me! Me! Me!"  Please Send "Me" one. I don't wanna miss any opportunity to throw a cream pie  at…"
Apr 14
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Haptic Trashpo by Ferran Destemple (Barcelona, Spain)
"09.04.17 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, ...Is not Mister Ferran Destemple's mailing also in the realm of the asemic"???  sinCelery, Richard Canard"
Apr 10
Richard Canard commented on Jay Block's blog post Wonderful envelope and recipe for Aleister Crawley Moroccan Chicken Salad
"08.04.17 Dare Mister Jay Block, I am always "tickled pink" for the rare opportunity to justify the tooting my little horn. I know who this is.  The doodlefied  envelope is from one of my  favorite mail artists & inasmuch…"
Apr 8
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"08.04.17 Dare De Villo S., ...apparently, Ruud Janssen is taking this Asemic business very seriously. Intriguing series. Richard C."
Apr 8
Richard Canard commented on Jay Block's blog post Another classic story from D.Stafford
"07.04.17 Dare Jay B. & David S., ...forcing me back into yoga class by just reading over your shoulder---but then that is only be expected when approaching the informative New Mexico master ...reminded of the new Sci-Fi movie "LIFE"…"
Apr 7
Richard Canard commented on Jay Block's blog post Wonderful envelope and recipe for Aleister Crawley Moroccan Chicken Salad
"07.04.17 Dare  Jay B. & Finn B.,  ...anything  with Aleister Crawley's name on it gives me the "heebee jeebees" but nonetheless I am also fond of chicken salad. ... so yeah, I'm curious as well as to the…"
Apr 7
Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's video

Tom Cassidy - Mail-Artists

"...a first rate video interview simply because of  the relaxed, clear-minded & humanitarian attitudes (artitudes) of the individuals involved.   "
Apr 6

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
Early 60's
My Website:
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 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.

At 7:35pm on March 20, 2011, Ruud Janssen said…
Well Richard, Thanks for joining in. Even when it is just to see the state of being (he is actually also arround here somewhere. I too owe a lot of people a reply, but mostly send just out to who I want and randomly. That fits my networking better than just trying to answer all (which I can't manage).



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