Here are postcards I received from the FAB Richard C. in 2020:
Richard C. Mail Art (April 17, 2020)
Gotta say, I love this fun and witty postcard from Richard C. (and Baby Ruth)! At first glance one may get the idea that it's a photo from a grocery store ad, but I understood what was going on from the get-go. Look at the name of each of the products and you will understand.
The backside of the postcard reads, Family Portrait, 1976-79. Mixed Media, Life size. Left to right: Little Debbie; Grandma; Kitty; Dad & Mom; Uncle Ben; Aunt Jemima and Baby Ruth. I just noticed today, almost five months since receiving the card, that Richard C. is credited with creating the portrait. Neat!! See photo above.
Here is a recent piece I mailed to Richard C. (Illinois). I couldn't resist making something from this recycled pop-tart box.
Welcoming in 2020 with the very first piece of mail-art is Mr. Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, NC).
Jon Foster is one of my FAVES when it comes to m-a correspondents. He is a talented artist, a giver of ‘great shit,’ and an all around good guy! Jon has a great sense of humor, which is evident by the’ random pieces of paper’ he creates. He uses his own likeness in a number of the pieces he circulates, so it appears he does not take himself so seriously. I like that!
In the photo above we see a ‘THANK YOU For Nothing!’ card featuring Jon’s head, along with a printed note (Yeah, I’m a mail-art super buddy!). His note made me laugh, and I will say it is a terrific way to kick off 2020.
Another postcard from the fab Richard Canard - this one received April 17, 2019.
Gotta love the smily face! Richard's wisdom on this face card reads, "The shortest distance between two points is a parallel line next to the outer edge."
Loads of thanks to Richard!
From: Richard C. (Carbondale IL)
Received this post card from Richard C. on February 11, 2019:
Richard starts off by saying, "When one artist imitates another it only proves the world is in need of one less artist." I'm figuring this is in response to the post card I mailed him weeks before (see below).
From February 2019: Mail art from the legendary Richard C.
I can't recall ever getting a serious piece of mail art from Mister Richard Canard, and that's fine with me! I enjoy his sense of humor.
For the "Dinah Shore / Dinosaur" poem, he cleverly situates a 2009 44 cent stamp (commemorating Ms. Shore's early television success) with a 2006 set of eight dinosaur stamps from the Republic of Kiribati (a sovereign state in Micronesia in the Pacific). From the looks of things, Dinah appears to be pleased -she's blowing a kiss in Richard's direction!
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 24, 2018)
Two Cards for the price of one - from Mr. Canard this week.
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 14, 2018)
MORE TRASHPO FROM RICHARD CANARD!
After receiving this card from Mr. R.C., I thought I'd stop by the local bagel shop to have one of "them thar" redneck bagels. I came up empty-handed! It appears that the Twin Cities is not catering to hicks these days. Haha!
Coincidentally, the word HICK (in the late 14c.) was a pet form of masc. proper name Richard. Hey, wait....this card is from a HICK, er...I mean a RICHARD. No doubt they serve redneck bagels in Carbondale, Illusion.
Oh, by the way...the Minnesota Twins are sometimes referred to as the TWINKIES. Who would have 'thunk it!'
I hope you don't mind my silliness, Richard! Thanks for the card!
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 7, 2018)
I received my first mail art piece from Mr. Canard - TRASHPO! Thanks much, Richard! I'm not much of a fan of Hostess Cupcakes or Twinkies either. (Growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania, I much rather have Tastycakes (Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, yum!) I agree...there is something to be said about the graphic design elements of the packaging! Love that you recycle / repurpose...
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.