Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

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Latest Activity

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
Richard Canard commented on osvaldo cibils's photo


"22.08.17 Dare Osvaldo Cibils,  Please place me on your mailing list. My address: 409 S. Emerald Lane Carbondale , Illusion 62901-2140 U. S. A.  Thank you.  SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Aug 23
Richard Canard commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"22.08.17 Dare Ti Ar R. & Mim G. S., ..."the shadows filtering through the leaves made lots of crescent moons on the sidewalk"...the same thing happened here in Carbondale. I  noticed (only because I was advised to look for it)…"
Aug 22
Richard Canard joined Ti Ar Raden's group

Under the same Sky

Sharon Silverman's call was very interesting. Why not turn it into a Group or is it a Group already?Publish a photo of the sky above you (only the sky and no buildings and/or trees) and mention date, time and location you took the photo.See More
Aug 22
Richard Canard commented on Sa Mue's photo

James Chester

"11.08.17 Dare Sa Mue, ...& so, if  "it is not art" ---is it mail art?  It sorta looks like a wood block or a linoleum block print. It's certainly "not a pipe" nor does it resemble any of the  Rene Magritte…"
Aug 11
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Artist Stamps by Bradford (Deadwood, South Dakota, USA) w/ Gu (UK)
"10.08.17 Dare De Villo S.,  ...Patricia L. sez:  "awesome sauce!!" regarding your Bradford posting & I say: "Ouality Stuff!!"   I will not even mention Gu as I had already forgotten & it's all too ,…"
Aug 10
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Rebecca Resinski type-over by DVS (Asemic Front collab)

"08.08.17 Dare Mister  DeVillo S., ... yes, yes . I have enjoyed /admired the recent collaborative efforts of you & Ms.  Rebecca  R.  ..... & I am also encouraged to ask myself  "where does it ultimately…"
Aug 8
Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"05.08.17 Dare Mister Ian C. Dengler, ... Informative & conscientious commentary----as are your usual "artist-stamp" contributions but this one came with ample explanation.  I am often reminded of the quote attributed to Albert…"
Aug 5
Richard Canard commented on Michael Leigh's photo

clean up the seas

"19.07.17 Dare Michael L., ...  a delightful antique  illustration with  a highly noteworthy new collage  message.  SinCelery, Richard C."
Jul 19
Richard Canard commented on William M's blog post Selections from Tomoe's bag of ON
"08.07.17 Dare William M. & Tomoe, that the Andy Warhol Rolling Stone Album Cover banana???...just curious as it looks vaguely familiar.   SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Jul 8
Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's blog post Congratulations!
"Congratulations & All Best Wishes!!!"
Jun 19
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post Carina's Green Monster
"13.06.17 Dare David S. & Carina G., ... The green monster is a threat in Finland as well???  I can eat cake ( & have been doing so for years----it hasn't helped)...... what to do???...what to do????   SinCelery, Richard Canard…"
Jun 13
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers and His Amazing Hermes 2000
"13.06.17 Dare David Stafford & Keith Chambers,   ..."elegance".... with what I assume is only one finger. SinCelery. Richard C."
Jun 13
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Mail art collab by Jan Hodgman (Washington State) & DVS (homage to Susan McAllister)

"01.06.17 Dare Ms. Jan H. & Mister DeVillo S., ... I enjoyed your collaboration . The Susan McAllister homage in particular.... I got it right away despite the asemics .. I could almost make out some red, black & white  faces of bizarre…"
Jun 1

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 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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