Richard Canard
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Oh Boy left a comment for Richard Canard
"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"
Richard Canard left a comment for Oh Boy
"18.09.19  Dare Mister Oh Boy, ...& what a rich source your 337 photos prove to be. Thanx for pointing them out again. I certainly wish there were more Oh Boy creations in my so-called "archive". Best to you. Richard Canard"
Sep 18
Richard Canard left a comment for Sarah
"05.09.19 Dare Ms. Sarah, .....sorry to communicate to you the fact that Richard Is a full blooded "Luddite" , perhaps I am even doublely wrong here as I don't even know if you are the same "Sarah"... Where is…"
Sep 6
Richard Canard commented on Thom Courcelle's blog post David Stafford Drowns me in Vintage Ephemera
"A monumental mailing & an appreciative account."
Aug 22
Richard Canard commented on Mizael Contreras's blog post Hale Stamp Company - so cool
"14.07.19 Dare Mizael C.,  I was lucky enuf to receive one of these packets as well. My  immediate first thought...Ms. Diana Hale was involved in mail art as a device for promoting the family  Rare Postage Stamp business but her…"
Jul 14
Richard Canard commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received Attic Zinne nº 4 Dedicated to Piccaso Gaglione from Nicola Winborn
"08.07.19 Dare Ms. Sabela B., Does the Vivienne Westwood quote posted in Nicola Westborn's  "Attic Zine"  support Mister Jon Foster's commentary for Mary Anne's blog post of "No Title" only a hour or so…"
Jul 8
Richard Canard commented on Michael Orr's blog post FAKE JONATHAN STANGROOM
"20.06.19 Dare Mister DeVillo Sloan,    What a bizarre statement you make about " fake mail artists" (who are of course, merely just  "artists") .... but you may be right---- as presently it is only about half &…"
Jun 20
Richard Canard left a comment for Cliff Wexler
"20.06.19 Dare Mister Cliff Wexler, ...some of best social commentary drawing/ cartoons that I've seen in a long time---  all best to you  & please ---more , more, more. SinCelery, Richard Canard............Post Scriptum:…"
Jun 20
Richard Canard commented on Michael Orr's blog post FAKE JONATHAN STANGROOM
"20.06.19 Dare Mister Michael Orr, ....I've always considered Jonathan Strangroom's periodic documentations of  "lucky pennies" to be a highly esoteric & poetic thing to do. Your Fake Jonathan Strangroom is equally funny.…"
Jun 20
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Toot away!!!....i don't want to miss anything."
Jun 18
Richard Canard commented on Bonniediva's blog post Jeeze, Mr. Postman! Really?!!
"17.06.19 Dare Ms. Bonniediva, Yeah, this is a touchy/sensitive area with certain select  postal authorities (& as it should be)--- but I also have a similar mindset to your way of thinking.  Utilizing abandoned & trashed perfectly…"
Jun 17
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art by Jayne B. Lyons (Minnesota, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

"11.06.19 Dare De Villo Sloan, .... oh, my goodness...actually riddle messages within the asemic puzzle...far too intricate & rich for my  limitations....but I still like to think that I know art when I see it.... a treat to witness. …"
Jun 12
Richard Canard commented on Adam Roussopoulos's photo

Lincoln letters

"11.06.19 Dare Mister Adam Roussopoulos, ....Yes, yes. (even a xerox copy would do for me). Many,many years ago, I utilized the "Pray For Peace" postmark in some of my own mailings & would be pleased to relay a copy back your way as…"
Jun 11
Richard Canard commented on Debra Mulnick's photo

Reverse side from TOFU

"31.05.19 Dare Ms. Debra Mulnick, ..."Let's play surrealist baseball" ??? ....sounds  like a potentially interesting game but I suspect far to many "foul balls". SinCelery, Richard Canard. "
May 31
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"29.05.19 Dare Ms. Jayne Barket Lyons,  If you are gonna push the rest of us into new levels of seeing & viewing the world it seems a bit much to expect De Villo Sloan to come up with the necessary terminology---although (on second thought)…"
May 29
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art by Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

"....the most  tempting  sheet of stationery that I've witnessed in a long, long luck would have it , I didn't receive a copy of this item.   "
May 28

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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