Richard Canard
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Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"19.05.20 Dare Ficus S. & William M.,  ....yes, I  do seem to recall hearing about that "cow jumping over the moon" very, very early on--- but I never expected to actually see it. Ms. Diana Hale is an exquisite…"
May 19
Richard Canard joined Ruud Janssen's group

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May 19
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo

Social- and Sexual-Distancing 1

"15.05.20 Dare Mister Val Mark Herman, ....Good to see that "Intimate Protection" has gone still yet another step forward. If we could only convince the publisher's of Romantic novels, erotic magazines & pornographers to properly…"
May 15
Richard Canard commented on FinnBadger's blog post Sad news about Samantha (Sam) price
"11.05.20   This post, Mister FinnBadger is a well chosen  & thoughtful gesture  in honor of Ms. Samantha Price. Thanks to  you  &  to all concerned for the appreciative commentary  as it is informative…"
May 11
Richard Canard commented on Fulgor Silvi's photo


"Mail Art is Correspondence Art. ...Val Mark Herman is a first rate correspondence artist . He understands (among many other things) the meaning of "corresponding". "
May 11
Richard Canard commented on Kevin Geronimo Brandtner's photo

DADA Sicherheit

"11.05.20 ...looks like real "DADA" from here. "
May 11
Richard Canard commented on Adam Roussopoulos's blog post Build-A-Bot The collaboration continues!
"08.05.20 Dare Mister Adam Roussopoulos, it should be, but this is very rare--- almost non-existante in artful collaborations..... & you,  Adam & Jackson Roussopoulos  are  athletic decathlon champion artists---that is,…"
May 8
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"07.05.20 Dare Mister Val Mark H. & Ms. Katerina K., ..."You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you."---Warhol ???....but you see, that's been my problem all along it seems. People keep…"
May 7
Richard Canard commented on stan askew's photo

Mechanical Nancy

"02.05.20 Dare Mister Stan Askew & Ms. Mail Art Martha,..."Nancy" was also a "standard go to feature" for the enigmatic Ray Johnson. ...& in particular,  I especially do miss  miss Ernie Bushmiller & Chester…"
May 2
Richard Canard commented on Mail Art Martha's photo

Heidi Monster

"30.04.20 Dare Ms. Mail Art Martha & Ms. Heide M., ...just like Mother Nature & I always said: "Nature abhors a vacuum" & so do mail artists who suffer from "Horror Vacui". SinCelery, Richard Canard "
Apr 30
Richard Canard commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation - Day 44
".........what a delightfully fun  & industrious artist Michael Leigh is....(this stay at home & work thing apparently just business as usual for M. L.)    "
Apr 27
Richard Canard commented on allison anne's blog post incoming: collage/stamp postcard from adam roussopoulos [chaska, minnesota, usa]
"27.04.20 Dare Ms. Anne Allison (&Adam R.) ... bold & striking-- yet simple little collage---not so easily achieved however (at least not by me). SinCelery, Richard C.    ............ Post Scriptum: (& Ms. Patrica L.)...I had…"
Apr 27
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's blog post WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR NATIONAL MAIL SYSTEM?
"26.04.20 Dare Sir Valentine Mark Herman, ...just want to state that I admire & understand your position regarding the Post Office & the traditions associated with such . ....but, of course , it makes perfect sense that these concerns would…"
Apr 26
Richard Canard commented on marlies wilding's blog post a great day for mail art!
"23.04.20 Dare Ms. Marlies Wilding, ..."a great day for mail art"??? .... well, I gladly jump on your bandwagon. Adam Roussopoulos is a terrific mail artist.  ... & what is that? ...that series of "U.S. Paid/Bulk Rate…"
Apr 23
Richard Canard commented on Motherbrando's photo


"23.04.20 Dare Ms. Motherbrando, ... Good one!... a delightful visual joke. The 'pandemic mask' is the new blank canvas. Sooner or later we are gonna see all kinds of unexpected images where the nose & mouth used to be.  SinCelery,…"
Apr 23
Richard Canard commented on Heide Monster's blog post love those colors!
"23.04.20 Dare Ms. Carian van H. & Ms. Nancy Bell S., .... looks like a Art Instruction book in the making to me. Although, I  do doubt that my strict adherence to your "NBS style 3-Scrapper" & the 8 steps would look as good or…"
Apr 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 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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