Richard Canard
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Richard Canard left a comment for Bob Corrigan
"15.02.18 Dare Mister Bob Corrigan,...& so, do you actually send things in the mail???? & or, would you like me to send something your way ??? I will need to know your mailing address.  SinCelery, Richard Canard, 409 S. Emerald Lane,…"
Richard Canard commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"28.01.18 Dare Ms. Heleen  de V., ...Whistler's Mother's great-great-great granddaughter continues to be a fascinating I.O.U.M.A. artful game to play &  I have enjoyed witnessing the many contributions. I have come to the…"
Jan 29
Richard Canard commented on Michael Orr's photo


Jan 8
Richard Canard commented on Michael Orr's photo


"01.07.17 Dare Stan A.,  ...Yes, I'm in agreement. I think  Michael Orr is a highly inventive. SinCelery, Richard C. "
Jan 8
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Collab by Diane Keys & Richard Canard (Illinois, USA)
"29.12.17 Dare DeVillo S.,  ...What a surprize to see this again...  I enjoy the process of making  doodles  (ever since elementary school  & in the margins of my homework).  This gesture is of course primarily the…"
Dec 29, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo

Triptych open with photos

"Dare  Mister Valentine Mark Herman,  ...old turn of last century photograph portraits, painted dots all in a row, painted sticks,old wagon wheels, etc., etc....always curious to see what Valentine Mark Herman is finding of interest. VMH is…"
Dec 29, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Matthew Stolte's photo

SH - Sea Glass Festival

"03.12.17 Dare Mister Matthew Stolte, ... Steve H. B. Howell writes a terrific informative postcard---the first time I ever heard of polluting the ocean for the sake of beauty....a real underground (undersea) artist!!! Thanx for posting. SinCelery,…"
Dec 3, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"29.11.17 Dare Mister Ian C. Dengler, ...of course , I don't know the first thing about paleontology but  it seems as if I did read somewhere that some dinosaurs were covered with brightly colored feathers. ... I must confess, I am…"
Nov 29, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Yoko Ono artistamps from C. Merhl Bennett
"29.11.17 Dare Ms. Katerina N. & Ms. Heleen de V., ... oh, I see now, pointing  of the finger was rather pointless....not to mention that  the art world would have never been blessed by the multi gifted Ringogo Starr's …"
Nov 29, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Yoko Ono artistamps from C. Merhl Bennett
"28.11.17 Dare Ms. Katerina N., ...Why in the world would Ms. Mehrl C. Bennett create a tribute to Yoko Ono??? Everyone knows she is the one who split up The Beatles.---- Such "Innoncents"!...& are those Claes Odenburg Marshmallows in…"
Nov 28, 2017
Richard Canard replied to Mail Art Martha's discussion What is, actually, Bad Art? in the group IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)
"22.11.17 Dare Mail Art Martha, ...enjoyed the fact that  you picked up this "Bad Art" discussion again &  I found your thoughts,  (well, uh...thoughtful & well considered). ...&  also, I think Daniel de…"
Nov 22, 2017
Richard Canard joined DKULT's group

IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)

I frequent thrift stores looking for frames and canvases that I can re-use. I find something sad and intriguing about the handmade art that finds its' way into the donation piles.  As an offshoot of the amazing Museum of Bad Art  (MOBA) am hoping we can assemble a unique collection of the ugliest reject art out there. This can be one you find, something you have made, bad industrial art for the masses, or mail art…See More
Nov 22, 2017
Richard Canard left a comment for osvaldo cibils
"21.11.17 Dare Mister Osvaldo Cibils, In recent months I have witnessed posts of your drawings here at the I.U.O.M.A. & I find the your  minimal approach to drawing inventive & appealing. I would be most pleased to receive any & all…"
Nov 21, 2017
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Patricia Landon Add & Return Inspires NLB Homage (Delray Beach, Florida, USA)
"17.11.17 Dare Ms. Patricia Landon,...Yes, please send me your free T-shirt. ... I am fond of good music too! SinCelery, Richard Canard 409 S. Emerald Lane Carbondale, Illusion 62901-2140 "
Nov 17, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Here comes a grape leaf from David Stafford
"13.11.17 Dare Ms. Katerina N., ...& still yet, another richard faux paw-paw & naivitea...whatta I know, sitting here in Karmadale & sipping on a Pepsi. SinCelery, Richard C."
Nov 13, 2017
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Here comes a grape leaf from David Stafford
"12.11.17 Dare Ms. Katerina Nikoltsou, ... only David Stafford  would attempt to start a vineyard in the  desert of Santa Fe.  SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Nov 13, 2017

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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