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From Richard Canard's Collection

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On Meeting Richard Canard (written October 23rd 2012)

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Within a week of signing up for the IUOMA I received a few pieces from folks all over the world. I’m not even sure if I posted a “send me stuff” type of request before things started showing up to my house. Considering who I am, I felt like I needed to keep up with those who were sending me things, so I responded as quickly as I could. Those first few weeks pretty much laid the groundwork for my involvement in the mail-art community. I love sending things. I love receiving things. One of those first few people was a guy in the Midwest. I quickly responded with my own work. For a few weeks we had a back and forth, maybe a few days between responses, but not much more than that. Out of the blue he stopped sending things. Since I was new to this mail-art thing, I thought something had happened. Maybe I had angered the somewhat anonymous and cryptic mail art sending person on the other end. It just dried up. It made things a little worse to see things by him show up in blog posts elsewh…

I Went to Richard Canard's Storage Unit and Took Things Home

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Out of the blue, I get an email from someone I didn’t know. This doesn’t happen anymore, I can’t think of the last time I gave out my email address. It was a pleasant surprise. The email read. “I am writing on the request of my brother Richard C.[real name redacted] (e.g. Richard C.) to see if you have any interest in his MANY Art magazines that are currently in storage in Thomasville, NC. We are in Thomasville this week (Sept. 20-26) staying with a relative and he is going through a storage unit to throw away items. If you have any interest in viewing some art magazines and/or books, then send an email to either…” In Richard fashion, in the name of creative correspondence, the man has his sister to send the email on his behalf, a woman I have never met in my life. And this is why people love his work, he’s always thinking of ways to play with communication either through mail art, or a simple message. Richard was one of the first people that sent me mail art some years ago. If…

All Praise Carina Granlund (Petsmo Finland)

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Carina Granlund is a treasure. Her work is some of the most amazing and inspiration mail-art I receive. Every little thing looks perfectly place. The colors balance each other. The envelopes look great…everything she sends is perfect. I look forward to getting her work in my mailbox as often as I can. It’s a wonderful thing about mail-art, you can exchange art with your favorite artists. Carina is definitely one of those people. Here’s the most recent card she me.

F(art) Cards

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