Richard Canard
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Richard Canard left a comment for Amanda
"11.07.20 Dare Ms. Amanda, ...yes, I too gladly join Michael Leigh ( comment @ MAIL ART UK),  et al,  &  hop aboard the "Welcome Band Wagon" for Amanda at the IUOMA. I look forward to the possibility of a postcard or…"
18 hours ago
Richard Canard commented on Jenn Miltenberger's blog post Altered Baseball Cards
"10.07.20 Dare Ms. Jenn M., ....generally I never got seriously involved with  the ATC phenomenon but always thought playing cards, baseball cards & credit cards were the best "ready-made"  examples.   I have seen…"
Richard Canard commented on Sabrina S's photo

Last one from the singing bird series

"06.07.20 Dare Ms. Sabrina S., ...Somehow or another I missed viewing the "Singing Bird Series" (obviously my loss) but luckily caught this item. Several years ago I wrote a little poem (only richard has the audacity to call it a…"
Richard Canard commented on Ficus strangulensis's photo

tRUMP with grapes

"05.07.20 Dare Mister Ficus S., ...Thanx to your  premature Presidential Postage Stamp honoring the late Donald Trump---I  now understand  a little more clearly why members of his so-called " base"  identify with &…"
Jul 6
Richard Canard commented on Fulgor Silvi's photo


"02.07.20 Dare Mister Fulgor Silvi,   ....oh, I've done that. I've had food stuck on my face before. It happens. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Jul 2
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"28.06.20.....Memorial at Duna-Parton.....Mim is right. ("Very moving. Not a boring card at all")     ....& still yet, another insane tragedy to add to the long, long list.  "
Jun 29
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post x4 from the Sticker Dude
"25.06.20 Dare Ms. Katerina N., ...........very few can fill a cover or stuff an envelope with the encyclopedian  finesse  of Joel S. Cohen.Thanx for sharing.   SinCelery, Richard C.    .............Post Scriptum: …"
Jun 25
Richard Canard commented on Adam Roussopoulos's photo

Nude Descending a Staircase

"23.06.20 Dare Mister Adam Roussopoulos' ....wha- What is this?????----looks like an explosion in a shingle factory!!!!!!!!    SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Jun 23
Richard Canard commented on Bradford's blog post ADAM ROUSSOPOULOS Prolific Publisher of GREAT STUFF
"22.06.20 Dare Mister Bradford, ... Thanx to you for featuring the artist Adam Roussopoulos.--- have only seen a few things  here at I.O.U.M.A. in recent months.  Certainly wish to see more. SinCelery, Richard Canard...............Post…"
Jun 22
Richard Canard commented on Mail Art Martha's photo

R. Giles (3)

"22.06.20 Dare Ms. Mail Art Martha,  ..."Very good strong drawings" ---yes, it a treat to actually see Mail Art that features drawing & or writing upon occasion (not that I'm frowning at "collage").Thanx for sharing.…"
Jun 22
Richard Canard commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Diana Hale's Red Threads
"21.06.20 Dare Ms. Toni Hanner, ..."spare, perfect pieces"---an appropriate description ( I agree--how could anyone "knot"? I too, suspect there is a message as well --- hopefully,  some bright individual [or the artist…"
Jun 21
Richard Canard commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's blog post URGENT e-MAIL ART CALL
"19.06.20 Dare Ms. Maria Chorianopoulou, .......... "A Moundza"Gesture???................................. a potential Protest Sign????? .................... What's the point of returning the so-called "Elgin" (from the…"
Jun 19
Richard Canard commented on Adam Roussopoulos's photo

Gustave Klimt Rubber stamp

"17.06.20 Dare Mister Adam Roussopoulos,...Wow!  I think even Gustave Klimt would have been impressed. Thanx for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Jun 17
Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"16.06.20 Dare Mister DeVillo Sloan, sorry to learn the technical particulars of this electronic world  have become troublesome  for you. (for a  naive "luddite" such as I ---it has always  been "Alice in…"
Jun 16
Richard Canard commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ray Johnson (1927-1995)
"15.06.20 Dare I.U.O.M.A. Enthusiasts, ...the current issue of TIME magazine (the June 22 issue) contains  a small article  on "Mail Art"(page 97)  & alas, ...mentions Ray Johnson. SinCelery, Richard C. "
Jun 15
Richard Canard joined Ruud Janssen's group

Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson. RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.See More
Jun 15

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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