Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"17.03.18 Dare Mister Ian C. Dengler, ...I found this to be amusing . I hope it is within the realms of "politically correct" to snicker. There is a  Shamrock  indoor house plant here that I sorta tend to, etc. for several years…"
Richard Canard commented on Yayoi S.W.'s photo

From Mizael Contreras

"16.03.18 Dare Ms. Yayoi S.W. &  or Mister Mizael Contreras, ...sure, you got my attention but just what exactly is the artist saying????   ....Huh? Richard Canard"
Richard Canard commented on A s l ı, The Turkish Agent's photo

The Trojan Horse

"15.03.18 Dare Ms. Asli (The Turkish Agent), .... not sure what what you are saying. I'm one of those slow-witted Amerikans(----but something tells me  that you are trying to tell us something). I would never look a gift horse in the mouth…"
Mar 15
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
""...the handwriting on the wall "...uh, snow."
Mar 12
Richard Canard left a comment for Ian C Dengler
"09.03.18 Dare Ms. Carolyn Cline (as if we were not on Mister Ian C. Dengler's back porch),  ...yeah, me too. I have a hard time just keeping up with what seems to be a daily proliferation.... my response is  usually scratching…"
Mar 9
Richard Canard commented on Jayne Barket Lyons's photo

From: Richard Canard (0008-0318)

"07.03.18 Dare Ms.Jayne Barket Lyons, ...oh, my goodness! You play this silly game very well.  SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Mar 7
Richard Canard commented on Ian C Dengler's photo


"07.03.18 Dare Mister Ian C. Dengler, ...I've looked  & pondered these attractive Ruud/Rudd mail art cow artistamps very closely but haven't located a single mail artists name that I  can recognize ... any tips???? …"
Mar 7
Richard Canard commented on Mizael Contreras's blog post Ex libris from Emilio Carrasco
"01.03.18 Dare Mizael C., ...American Footbrawlers take football seriously. We don't read books. SinCelery,  Richard C."
Mar 2
Richard Canard left a comment for Julie Strickland
"28.02.18 Dare Ms.Julie Strickland, ...a  mail art forum ????....gotta be Jon Foster.  Saw your photos & enjoyed viewing  the various series....are those the underside of  the Yadkin bridges near Salisbury??? Do you make…"
Mar 1
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"28.02.18 Dare De Villo S. & Ficus S., ...of course the red, blue green,black, letter, number item recently posted by Ficus stangulensis is a complete mystery to me but I also find it to be a most  handsome, appropriate &…"
Feb 28
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"22.01.18 Dare Ficus S. & John M. B., .... normally I easily become lost  in the   mysterious & artful calligraphy of John M. Bennett ---- but this reads abundantly clear  with the tip of "That's IT!" as…"
Feb 23
Richard Canard commented on Jay Block's blog post A Little book of Etc by TICTAC
"22.02.18  Dare Jay Block, ...alas, a book that finally sez what needs to be said.  SinCelery, Richard Canard.......... Post Scriptum: (sad)."
Feb 22
Richard Canard commented on Jayne Barket Lyons's photo

Doodle Art

"22.02.18 Dare Ms.Jayne Barker Lyons, ...oh, goodie! Doodle art. Please send me a an unfinished doodle postcard & I will gladly add my two cents & send it it right back to you. SinCelery, Richard Canard, 409 S. Emerald Lane, Carbondale,…"
Feb 22
Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's photo

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"20.02.18 Dare Mister Ruud Janssen, ...& so, I've seen a few characters like this here & there.  Is this the new little bunny? Is this the whole correspondence thing in a nutshell?? Does this minimal art tidbit say it all???All I…"
Feb 20
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post Year o' the Dog: Our Entry for 2018
"19.02.18 Dare Dave & Patti S., "Nice doggie" ...& still yet, still yet, I have not thanked you for your timely & appropriate John & Yoko "Hair Peace" "Bed Peace"(Dave & Patti "Bed Peace"…"
Feb 19
Richard Canard commented on Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco's photo

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"If only it were a "Klein Blue Moon"."
Feb 19

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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