Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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Richard Canard commented on Bradford's photo

Doodle 001

"20.10.17 Dare Mister Bradford, ...You have (it seems like forever) been making many intelligent observations & commentary  here at the IUOMA but this is the first time I have witnessed one of your doodle drawings. ....I am begging to be…"
Richard Canard commented on Matthew Stolte's blog post Over Dew Part 2 - All Me
"19.10.17 Give Matthew Stolte, ...just a request to be placed on your mailing list for 8 x 10 visual poem collaborations. I look forward to the possiblity. SinCelery, Richard Canard,409 S. Emerald Lane , Carbondale, Illinois 62901-2140"
Richard Canard left a comment for Keith S. Chambers
"19.10.17 Dare Ms. Angie Cope & Mister Keith Chambers, ... absolutely amazing! ..."Informed Delivery" via the USPS. ...50, 20, or 10 years ago just pure fantasy thinking. ...but where does it all end with such technology ??? Will the…"
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"17.10.17 Dare Ficus Strangulenis & De Villo Sloan,...If it is  "Genuine asemicity" wouldn't that qualify as concrete poetry? Huh, Richard Canard"
Richard Canard left a comment for Mike Parsons
"10.10.17 Dare Mike Parsons, ...uh, ...excuse me... (& in regards to your note to Ms. M. Howard & your recent  receipt of an  unsigned postcard)....  I suspect it is the beginning of your new set of questions  that I…"
Oct 11
Richard Canard commented on Kayenderes's photo


"08.10.17 Dare Ms. Kayenderes, ...You are causing me to get squirm in my  comfy desk chair--get up & down & think again. Surely this "hip not idiotical exercise" is not the purpose of mail art???  SinCelery, Richard Canard…"
Oct 8
Richard Canard left a comment for Mike Parsons
"06.10.17 Dare Mike Parsons, Did you just now attempt  a conversation via something called "Chat History" (or something like that)??? I am sorry to tell you that I am barely  personal computer savy....but if you are use to the…"
Oct 7
Richard Canard replied to Vel Crowe's discussion Why? Because Mail Art!
"24.09.17 Dare Mister Vel Crowe,  ...You are a either a prophet ("For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul".---Mark 8:36) or a psychic (sidekick) & or you knew me in another life. Thanx for…"
Sep 24
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post 4 x 4 Add and Passes
"17.09.17  Dare Mister Jon Foster,... Yes , please send me one of these as well. I'll try my best to get my act together & respond...but only because you are so good about following through yourself. Best to you. Richard Canard "
Sep 17
Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's photo

2017-09-16 16.25.55

"17.09.17 Dare Ruud Janssen & JF Chapelle, ... This is funny because it is true. Thanx for POSTING, posting, posting & posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Sep 17
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Michael Orr: Trashpo All-Star (Clarkston, Georgia, USA)
"17.09.17 Dare De Villo S. & Michael O.,  ... so rare for me to see  a piece by Michael Orr.  One of my favorites. More, more, more. Thanx for posting.  SinCelery, Richard C."
Sep 17
Richard Canard commented on Cinzia Farina's photo

Gioacchino Rinallo

"17.09.17 Dare Cinzia Tarina & Giacchino Rinallo, ... All some of us need is a ball (bald) point pen. Thank you for posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Sep 17
Richard Canard commented on michael thompson's photo

Return For Postage

"14.09.17 Dare Ms. Patricia Landon (am so pleased to see your head pop up from the rubble) .... & Mister Michael Thompson,---  but what's to understand here??? It's just Mail Art Dada at it's finite finest. M.T.  even…"
Sep 14
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post PINK is...from jimmy connors in Germany
"03.09.17 Dare Ms. Katerina N. & Mister Jimmy C., ..."Pink's not dead." ... "Ink's not dead." ... & neither is collage. SinCelery, Richard C."
Sep 3
Richard Canard commented on michael thompson's photo

Kill All Artists

"26.08.17  Dare Patricia L. & Michael T., ...yes, interesting. would certainly solve a lot of the artist's various problems. SinCelery, Richard C."
Aug 27
Richard Canard left a comment for michael thompson
"25.08.17 Dare Mister Michael Thompson, ... gah-lee,... Wow!  (ad infinitum).  SinCelery , Richard Canard"
Aug 26

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 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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