Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's status
"02.12.18 Dare Ruud Janssen, ....I'm sorta behind as is......but you haven't been wrong yet . I'll try to catch up. SinCelery, Richard Canard "
Dec 2
Richard Canard commented on Nat's photo

Sloppy Pop

"30.11.18 Dare Mister Nat Dickerson, ...yes, I enjoyed  your "Sloppy Pop" as well.  It's  Interesting to me to realize that thirty years after your experience & from what appears to be  a hundred & one…"
Nov 30
Richard Canard commented on Kathy Barnett's photo

Going out 'Quack' 11-27-2018

"27.11.18 Dare Ms. Kathy Barnett, .....Yes, yes, yes!!!....... Anatidaephobia.  Sin\Celery, Richard Canard"
Nov 27
Richard Canard commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Richard Canard Disappearing Poem
" perfect & appropriate  you are. The so-called "poem" has no content or purpose either. It has become at this point  "strictly ornamental???"
Nov 27
Richard Canard commented on Diana Hale's group Redwork Post
"21.11.18 Dare Ms. Diana Hale, Your stitchery looks just exactly like I thought it would......Terrific!!! I am tickled pink (Red) to be a part of your project. Thank you. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Nov 22
Richard Canard commented on Heide Monster's photo


"18.11.18 dare Heide Monster, I  do like the look of this "MP-fabricCard".  Normally, I'm so unaware that I  would  just call it a "potholder". Thanx for posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Nov 18
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Grand Opening of DaDa Trump Motors in Peep town
"12.11.18 Dare Ms.  Katerina Nikoltsou, How something so itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie could be so monumental  is beyond me.  Mister Jack Latteman has done it again . He is Lord & Master of Lilliput.  The reference  to …"
Nov 13
Richard Canard commented on xx Jones's blog post From mail art to high art
"10.11.18 Dare Ms. xx Jones, yeah, .............. it 's been done a thousand times before but Mister Peter Liversidge  does a neat job & covers the subject (whatever it happens to be) thoroughly & literally. "Mail Art "…"
Nov 10
Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"21.10.18 ...yes, thanks for posting & posting & posting here at the IUOMA. It seems as if every day there are new images & thoughts to ponder."
Oct 21
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Ed Giecek to Jon Foster
"20.10.18 Dare Ms. Katerina Nikoltsou., ...where to begin???... Thanx for posting. Mister Ed Giecek is something else (There used to be a press by that that name ("Something Else") by way of one Mister Dick Higgins). ...& is…"
Oct 21
Richard Canard commented on Mike Parsons's photo


"19.10.18 Dare Mike Parsons,  ....far, far, far too many interests. Looks like a full life to me. & you have time to go running?????.......&  a sewing machine in the foreground .... you have sewing skills as well?  All …"
Oct 19
Richard Canard commented on Cinzia Farina's photo

Cinzia Farina add and return for Antifluxus USA

"02.10.18 Dare Ms. Cinzia Farina,    Bravo!!!!... but then , one could just as easily in turn  ask: " Is that your final answer ?"....or state:  "The pleasure is all mine."   ....or perhaps:…"
Oct 2
Richard Canard commented on Mike Parsons's photo


"11.09.18 Dare Ms. Katerina N., ...yes, I like the way  Mike Parsons mind works too. SinCelery, Richard C."
Sep 11
Richard Canard commented on Diana Hale's group Redwork Post
"08.08.18 Dare Ms.Diana Hale, ...You seem to very easily come up with the best &  the most provocative Mail Art projects.  I like this idea a lot & already wish I  had some kind of mail art quilt (but alas, I have no real…"
Aug 9
Richard Canard joined Diana Hale's group

Redwork Post

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in The Philpott Lake Project and The Mail Art Experiment.  I can’t thank you enough for the generosity with which you shared your art and the patience you had with me throughout the process of putting together a webpage and exhibit for each.This round, I have a vision of creating a single piece of art incorporating…See More
Aug 9

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 10:56pm on September 26, 2017, A. Sleep said…

Richard, friend me too, I changed my security settings.... noone can see my posts now unless they are my friends on here.

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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