Richard Canard
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Richard Canard left a comment for Carol Freid
"16.01.22 Dare Ms. Carol Freid,....yes, welcome & pleasantries. Please send me an example (or two) of " less costly conceptual art, etc." & it is highly likely that  I will in turn respond with something or other if you choose…"
Richard Canard commented on Eduardo Cardoso's photo

Yin Yang / IUOMA

"14.01.22   ... Bravo!!!"
Jan 14
Richard Canard commented on Minneapolis Gnome's photo

WTJ Envelope Tree Home Door by MG

"13.01.22 ...I was the lucky recipient of this drawing envelope.  I admire the drawing style even if it didn't apply to the Gnome World. "
Jan 13
Richard Canard left a comment for Gwendolynium
"05.01.22 Dare Ms.Gwendolynium, ... just wanted to add my two cents concerning the Ray Johnson bunny.My interpretation is that is not a third ear but rather merely a shadow of one of the ears.Also, the initial Ray J. bunny is simply based on the…"
Jan 5
Richard Canard left a comment for Gwendolynium
Jan 5
Matt Ferranto left a comment for Richard Canard
"Deer Richard, is that you? I'll have to send something to you in Carbondale. "
Dec 29, 2021
Richard Canard left a comment for Matt Ferranto
"28.12.21 Dare Mister Matt Ferranto, ... is my memory faulty or did I misspeak??? Yes, I would be pleased to receive your mailing address. SinCelery, Richard C."
Dec 28, 2021
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"25.12.21 Dare Ficus S.,  ...what bugs me about this bark-beetle asemic calligraphy business is the fact that it is far more interesting than the combinations that I can create.Thanx for sharing . SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Dec 26, 2021
Richard Canard left a comment for Matt Ferranto
"..24.12.21 Dare Matt Ferranto, ..oh, I didn't realize  you had left your position at the U.N. & so  that explains why the world is such mess????SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Dec 24, 2021
Richard Canard commented on Minneapolis Gnome's blog post Wreck this Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project
"11.12.21 Dare Minneapolis Gnome, yes, I think that I saw this journal at Barnes & Noble or one like it. It seemed like a reasonable attempt to get the creative juices flowing. ----Sure, I'd be pleased to participate in your adopted version…"
Dec 11, 2021
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post A Famous Photographer Took Pictures of Me in the Makings Room
"09.12.21 Dare Jon Foster, ...Yes!!!   I, too, look forward to the bare-chested Jon Foster tattoos poster. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Dec 9, 2021
Richard Canard commented on Jean-Philippe Gilliot's blog post DC Spaulding send me this postcard
"01.12.21 Dare Jean-Philippe Cilliot, ...D.C. Spaulding , a long-standing classic & thoughtful mail artist. I'm afraid this "POSTHENGE" piece is gonna prove to be prophetic.Thanx for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Dec 1, 2021
Richard Canard commented on Mick Boyle's blog post Mail from Diana Hale
"27.11.21 Dare Mister Mick Boyle,.... Diana Hale's "How to Draw a Turkey" is a simple yet clever adaptation in regards to  Ray Johnson's classic "How to Draw a Rabbit". A delightful holiday greeting. …"
Nov 28, 2021
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art from Thomas Brown: BLOG #4499
"24.11.21 Dare Ms. Katerina N.,  ...yes. "Less is More". ---Mies van der Roe .....& More is never enough (at least in terms of 'mail art'). Thanx for sharing. SinCelery, Richard C."
Nov 24, 2021
Richard Canard commented on Mick Boyle's photo

Ruud Janssen IUOMA Stamp

"22.11.21 Dare Mister Mick Boyle,.....Bravo!!! ---A Tribute/Homage to Ruud Janssen long overdue. Thanks for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Nov 22, 2021
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post T-Shirts For the People
"16.11.21 Dare Jon Foster, ...prolific Art collagist, \Record cover designer, T-shirt designer, Mail artist extraordinaire & Master English professor------What's next?????......a possible Mural in downtown Winston- Salem? SinCelery, Richard…"
Nov 16, 2021

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 7:18pm on December 28, 2021, Matt Ferranto said…

Deer Richard, is that you? I'll have to send something to you in Carbondale. 

At 4:42pm on February 27, 2021, Carrie Booth said…

Hi Richard,

this is something I have been considering as I am aware that these things take a great deal of time and effort - therefore I am also trying to get people within the UK (where I am from) involved as the postage will be quicker and I also would accept work via email too. Thank you for your suggestion, this is something I am vey conscious of at the moment. 

All the best,

Carrie Booth

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




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