Richard Canard
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  • Carbondale, Illinois
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Richard Canard commented on DKeys's group All Things Trashpo
"02.03.21 (in regards to your "Trashaiku": Ms. Diane K.,)                                            ..........This is sheer poetry                                                                     …"
Richard Canard left a comment for Carrie Booth
"27.02.21 Dare Ms. Carrie Booth, ....these things take time & lots of mailings from you (as well as  others).  Chances are, you are gonna be rushed... especially, if you have papers to write etc., etc., etc. But then, not everyone is as…"
Richard Canard commented on Ifé Niklaus's photo


"Okay, the glass is just a glass...but is it  gonna be  Pepsi or Coke??"
Feb 26
Richard Canard commented on Mail Art Martha's photo

mask catt

"A "lesson in seeing" for mail artists [who can see better(supposingly) than the average person to begin with] ----thanx for sharing. "
Feb 26
Richard Canard commented on Debra Mulnick's photo

The Clucker and Uta Richter's phone-painted with faces

"23.02.21  Dare Ms. Debra Mulnick, ...yes, Mr. De Villo Sloan is right again. Mail art is a "Rubber Chicken".  Thanks for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Feb 23
Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's blog post This is my 3000th photo here at IUOMA!
"Three thousand??? You certainly have helped keep me amused, entertained & interested. Thank you for all your noteworthy efforts. Obviously, I should have said something earlier."
Feb 23
Richard Canard commented on Bradford's blog post THE ARTISTAMP REVUE #7 by Adam Roussopoulos plus Extras!
"First rate publication & first rate presentation. Thanx for sharing."
Feb 23
Richard Canard commented on jon foster's blog post I Don't Like This!
"22.02.21 Dare Jon Foster, ... Change is ever constant  & inasmuch as you, Jon Foster are "in the thick of it" ( being the creative, & ever cognitive person that you are----you're in for a lot more of it). Take care…"
Feb 22
Richard Canard commented on Nancy Bell Scott's photo

twilight travels. 11.2020.

"06.02.21 Dare  Ms. Nancy Bell Scott,  .... Yeah, I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.   I don't know, they seem special  to me as per usual. (You are a prolific artist). Maybe it is just like Mister DeVillo…"
Feb 6
Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post "Good-bye Tr**** " from The Sticker Dude
"05.02.21 Dare Ms. Katerina N., .....thanx for posting & sharing.  It seems that it is always a richly packed envelope from "The Sticker Dude" ( not to mention insightful & relevant). All best to you. Go well, be well.…"
Feb 5
Richard Canard commented on Jeanette Geissler's photo

Jeanette Geissler crushed cans 2021

"o5.02.21 Dare Ms. Jeanette Geussker, chance, do you collect crushed cans???   SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Feb 5
Richard Canard commented on Hilary Konrad's photo

Are These "Envelope Poems" By Dickinson Considered Vispo or Concrete?

"03.02.21 Dare Ms. Hilary Konrad (& also Mister DeVillo Sloan)....thank you for the introduction to "Envelope Poems"  (E.Dickinson)  & the brief but informative explanation of Concrete Poetry (shape,visual & pattern).…"
Feb 4
Richard Canard left a comment for Raul Menendez
Feb 2
Richard Canard commented on Mick Boyle's blog post BananaHat Challenge
"31.01.21 Dare Ms. Visual Mom, ....well, I'll be darn.This photo looks like my twin. Certainly no need to send my photo. My Gemini twin. (Jim & I----- & in this exceptional  case, Mick & I ). ....also two, it sorta reminds me…"
Feb 1
Richard Canard commented on DKeys's blog post I don't know that any mail artist gets more mileage out of envelopes than Richard, underscore C
"31.01.21 Dare Ms. Diane Keys, .... aha , just like I thought--I was right & thanks for proving me right! You took my cheap-skate recycled envelope to you & gave it the Diane Keys playful/artistickle/mystery & recycling  beauty…"
Jan 31
Richard Canard commented on Bradford's blog post ADAM ROUSSOPOULOS Strikes Again!
"30.01.21 Dare Sir Bradford, .... "Our Ignorance is devouring us"....I turn on the T. V. news here as a sort of background for my daily routine (& while I have come to a somewhat similar understanding of life in the 21st century--I…"
Jan 30

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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