Richard Canard
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Richard Canard left a comment for Bradford
"21.10.20 Dare Sir Bradford,...looking forward to the second coming of the Yves Klein postcard ("Leap into the Void")  -a monumental  event in contemporary art.......& the Doonesbury Cartoon Postage Stamps (via Michael…"
Richard Canard commented on Jenn Miltenberger's blog post Olena Spicer
"21.10.20 Dare Ms. Jenn M., ...I think the proper procedure  would be to place the covid mask atop the halloween mask (or vice versa)---in any event, that's "two" masks. SinCelery, Richard C."
Richard Canard replied to Valentine Mark Herman's discussion INTERESTING POSTCARDS!! in the group BORING POSTCARDS
"i7.10.20 Dare Mister Val M.H., ...."The University of Essex"??? ...I spy at least 3 tennis courts.-- that's something but no Colossal Football Stadium (& I am talking "American Football" [ real "football"…"
Oct 17
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"16.10.20 Dare Mister De Villo S.,...  The works of Ms. Kerri Pullo seem to suggest the possibility of  "Arabic Calligraphy meeting  Jackson Pollock". "Elegant"  is all I can utter.. Thanx for sharing.…"
Oct 16
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"15.10.20 Dare Mister Val M. H., Ms. Katerina N., Sir Bradford, et al,....  I enjoy these "word"  games  ( & "image" games) that y'all sophisticated artists play. My horticultural knowledge is limited.…"
Oct 16
Richard Canard commented on Olena Spicer's blog post fun postcard from Hannah Irelan
"13.10.20 Dare Ms. Oleana S.,  ....I don't get it--but I like it. SinCelery, Richard C."
Oct 13
Richard Canard commented on Sabrina S's photo

Thank you to Mizael from Mexico

"12.10.20 Dare Ms. Sabrina S., ....& now that you mention it---Yes, Mizael is the Matisse of Mexico.  SinCelery, richard canard"
Oct 12
Richard Canard commented on Hilary Konrad's photo

"Air Talk" Appropriated Collage Postcard

"06.10.20 Dare Ms. Hilary Konrad, ...  I suspect Ms. Yoko Ono is wearing a mask now. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Oct 6
Richard Canard commented on Mark Rossmiller's group Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps
"06.10.20 ....okay , what now Adam Roussopoulos? You gonna tackle a Jackson Pollock Drip painting rubber stamp?????"
Oct 6
Richard Canard commented on Mark Rossmiller's group Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps
"04.10.20..... for Mister Adam Roussopoulos & his newest rubber stamp! "GUERNICA!" ..................Quadruple  Wow!!!!                               …"
Oct 4
Richard Canard joined Mark Rossmiller's group
Oct 4
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost
"01.10.20  Dare Ms. Katerina N, ... Yes, I appreciate the manner in which Cascadia Artpost  & you tolerated the absurdity & embraced the silly notion of  a Holstein Cow/Cat. The overhead photo of kitties in the yard could…"
Oct 2
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost
"WOAT?? mean---" If it looks like a  Holstein Cow, , walks like a Holstein Cat & talks like a cat"...then it's a cat?????  "
Oct 1
Richard Canard left a comment for obvious front
"......No need to be alarmed folks...... The Obvious Front is just another one of those rarefied, singular,  thinking 21st century artists in a class of his own. "
Sep 30
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"28.09.20 Dare Mister Val M.H., regards to the Arkansas postcard:  ....from my early youth onward & the habitually practice of reading the comic pages in the daily newspaper (Lil Abner of Dogpatch, U.S.A.) & watching "The…"
Sep 28
Richard Canard commented on Bradford's photo

20200908 Adam Roussopoulos cover

"24.09.20 Dare Sir Bradford, ...Practically anybody (Thank goodness.... as I usually enjoy it in all it's forms) can do mail art. But Adam Roussopoulos is terrific. versatile, imaginative & funny. & thanks to  you for posting along…"
Sep 24

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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