Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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  • Adam VOID
  • Mike Parsons
  • Drew B. David
  • Keye C.
  • A s l ı, The Turkish Agent
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  • Miss Noma 2
  • Liam Coerr
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  • Diana Hale

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Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art by Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

"05.07.19 Dare MIster DeVillo S. & Ms. Jane B. Lyons, This is not wild, crazy mail art ...but it is terrific. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
May 8
Richard Canard commented on Ficus strangulensis's photo

Aponte's Reading List

"07.05.19 Dare Mister David Aponte & Sir Ficus s.,...What is this? Mail art? Or a random attempt to educate fellow mail artists?  SinCelery, Richard Canard"
May 8
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Richard Canard Add & Pass Scans (I Stole from Amy Irwen)
"18.04.19 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, If me/memory serves ( & it is becoming (as time goes by) more & more questionable),  the "Carbondale Fluxus" labeled gesture was initially simply a xerox copy of a photo [that I found to be…"
Apr 19
Richard Canard commented on Thom Courcelle's blog post SMTMA: MaoMao’s Postal Art Crosses the Big Sea
"(....Yes, what Ms. Debra Mulnick, Ms. Patricia Landon  & Mister DeVillo Sloan  said.) "
Apr 6
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"23.03.19 Dare MIster De Villo Sloan, Ms. Jayne Barket Lyons, et al (all of ya'll),  ...What? What blasphemy! Dkult is for real!!! & from such noble & humble beginnings...What do you think this is? Some kind of…"
Mar 23
Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"22.03.19 Dare Mister Ian C. Dengler, ..." National Goof Off Day"???---I'm surprized that you even knew anything  about it....sorta moving into my neck of the woods here. But you are so prolific. Do you produce a painting every…"
Mar 22
Richard Canard commented on Richard BAUDET's photo

Wonderfull Artwork from Nancy Bell Scott !

"20.03.19 Dare Richard Baudet, ...Thirteen works presented as one---an entire exhibition in a single frame. & as we all have heard before: "A picture is worth a thousand words".  You, Mister Baudet could easily add…"
Mar 20
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Trash Without the Po" by Vikki Johnson (Morrison, Colorado, USA)
"14.03.19 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, In regard to your statement/question: "Was Ray Johnson"serious"? we take him seriously but...."   I can only  guess & suggest that Ray Johnson was serious about…"
Mar 14
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Trash Without the Po" by Vikki Johnson (Morrison, Colorado, USA)
"13.03.19 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan,  You haven't tossed our that old pizza cardboard trash yet??? You must take this "mail art trash po" thing seriously.... but isn't this taking " Dkhaos Scholarship" above &…"
Mar 13
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post A Public Service Message From Dave
"12 or 13.03.19 Dare Mister David Stafford,  ...Oh, I think I get it---all one has to do is -just spin the wheel ! Thanx for posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Mar 13
Richard Canard commented on Fred Larucci's photo

1879 "Boomtown"

"10.03.19 Dare Mister Fred Larucci,   .....snicker, snicker ....ha-ha! I found your "single barrelled double- triggered" Homage to the N.R.A.  most amusing. Bravo!!! SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Mar 10
Richard Canard commented on LATRILLE MARTINE's album


"03.09.19 Dare Ms. LATRILLE MARTINE, Please forgive my lack of sophistication & naive limitations of observation & understanding ---but is that a sewn/stitched envelope & MaoMao (wo)manifesto I see posted here??? Wow! ...absolutely…"
Mar 9
Richard Canard commented on Debra Mulnick's photo

Thank you Mike Parsons!

"28.02.19 Dare Ms. Debra Mulnick, ..."Slide Out For MSG"???---a postcard that is really an envelope???---an interesting notion if one has the finesse to actually make it work.  Thanx for posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Feb 28
Richard Canard commented on josh berger's photo


"post scriptum: .....oh, I finally understand.  a "thumbs up"  wouldn't  do either because of "thumbs down"  & "the pointing finger" usually implies left or right."
Feb 25
Richard Canard commented on josh berger's photo


"24.0219 Dare mister josh berger, ... very  clever  hand/face cartoon gestures (one can even read a ray johnson bunny into the mix----- but the classic single "pointing finger" is missing ...or is that because the number of…"
Feb 25
Richard Canard commented on Diana Hale's group Redwork Post
"23.02.19 Dare Ms. Diana Hale, certainly looks to me (from my little corner of the mailroom) as if  you are one of those artists that can do more in five minutes than I could ever do in a lifetime. Already you have made  many IUOMA…"
Feb 23

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 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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