Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rainy Week

When I checked the weather forecast for the week, I noticed that it was going to rain almost everyday.
I love when it rains but after a storm, the water turns into dirty brown puddles which people dread having to jump over.

So I thought it would be fun to turn puddles, potholes, and cracks in the road...

into cute little duck ponds!




Who knew dirty puddles could be so fun?
Don't feed the ducks!

142 comments:

Alicia said...

this is the most adorable thing. Great idea!

nicole said...

i love your color!!!

Jennifer said...

I'll have to do this when I move back to Washington state- plenty of opportunity.

Libby said...

So cute! I must try this sometime...

miss james said...

oh katie! i just love you to pieces.

wonderchris said...

So cute!!

Miss Marilee said...

I want to visit these duck ponds!

Chaucee said...

This is absolutely adorable!

. caroca said...

How qt *-*

Harris Graber said...

Excellent!!

I love the way your mind works and I love your incredible sense of color.

pikchiu said...

or we can as well use paper boats :D

tinajo said...

Haha - such a wonderful splash of color in a grey day! :-)

Alexia said...

LOVE IT!!

Kate said...

You are SO AWESOME! love you katie!

Ida said...

you are so amazing !!

xoxo

Kayla said...

So cute! I love your creativity...wish I could think the way you do!!!

nova said...

Great idea! I might uh..."borrow" it. It always rains here.

Cela said...

SO CUTE!

Blogirlz said...

I love it (:
xx

Kelley said...

I love your blog, it always give me a little bright spot in my day. Thanks you for being so colorful and positive!!

Rachel J said...

Aw look how happy those puddles are!

Karen said...

We {heart} little yellow rubber duckies! :>

Relsqui said...

Hey, I did a photo project with very similar little duckies once! I owed a friend of mine some money for dinner and asked him if I could pay him back with something more interesting. He said sure, so with the money I owed him I bought a cheap digital camera, some rubber ducks, and two copies of a photobook. This is what was in it:

https://picasaweb.google.com/relsqui/DucksOnARoll#

You'd be surprised how many people will let you arrange rubber ducks in their place of business and take photos if you ask nicely.

Ashley Sisk said...

That makes me laugh - I wish I had your creativity!

Rachel M said...

Your lovely photos remided me of this song by Lemon Jelly called Nice Weather For Ducks! Here's a link. :)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1003715885863461357#

schlawittchen said...

Lovely :)!

Ditte said...

What a wonderful idea!
I really admire your positive mind and good ideas to make other people laugh a bit, in their busy lives.
THANKS!

Catherine said...

That is an awesome idea! Love it!

Alivia said...

Oh this makes me want a rainy day! =P

I'm Erica! said...

you are amazingly optimistic! i love this idea!! ♥erica

MADMOISELLE NUNO said...

So so cute!! Trop mignon (in french)

Nicole Jeannette said...

Aww! This made my heart happy! :)

Courtney said...

You are so incredibly creative! Best idea ever! :)

Jana said...

Love it. That would totally make my day if I happened upon it.

Jidhu Jose said...

U r so creative ...
Love u

seashmore said...

haha!!

I want to try this idea here in Omaha.

Edite Vilar said...

awww, awesome

mandyface said...

Adorable!! As per usual! Its raining here today so maybe I'll try this tomorrow!

Jenn said...

This is perfect smile to those rainy days!!! Duckies love water (even the rubber duckies!)!!!

Abby said...

I love how you are always trying to find little ways to brighten the world!

sandrabudi said...

I'LL LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE'S REACTION !!! ;)

Belly B said...

I love your creativity!!! You are so fun! I secretly think you're a magical being. Like a fairy or Mary Poppins.


Belly B
http://www.bforbel.com

Dee said...

I love your playful personality and your creative outlook... seeing fun for duckies where others see only mud!

It's my Life said...

You make EVERYTHING fun!

kijaro said...

what a wonderful way to bring colour into a dull day. :D thank you for brighting mine.

chris said...

I hope you don't mind but I want to 'borrow' your idea. It's suppose to rain here all weekend and this will make it that much more tolerable. ;)

Gandhali said...

amaaazing idea! it's gonna rain all week here in new zealand too!

Kristyn said...

this is such a great, creative idea! love it; nothing like little duckies on a rainy day :D

Raptor Plateado said...

LOL so cute Duck!!! i like the pictures!!

Shea said...

I don't think I could resist feeding those cute little ducks (:
xox shea
http://speakingfromthesol.blogspot.com

kpmattingly said...

So cute!! I love this idea! You are so creative!

Junaluska said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! Thanks for making day-to-day things so much fun, Katie.

kathleen said...

too gorgeous! brighten a rainy day

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I don't know how you come up with all these brilliant ideas, but you make the world such a brighter place. I'd love to try this here in San Diego, but they really don't know how to handle rain -- I'd be afraid they'd hurt themselves.

Maria said...

This is SO adorable!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

sooooo cute! love your photos :)

Anonymous said...

Somebody at my school actually did this the other day! It made me smile. c:

Amanda said...

Where oh where did you buy those ducks?

simply blythe said...

you are way too cute.

Anonymous said...

i love everything you do, but this is just the best.

vicolandia said...

Ooooooh, they are so cute!! Love them ♥

MaggieGem said...

Great way to brighten up a rainy week! Fabulous idea!

Jutta said...

Awwww this is such a cute idea! Now I want to get in the puddle and play with them :)

Sofie said...

thank you for all the colorful and creative inspiration!
Sofie

The Book Florist said...

You know what? I bet that you've saved people's lives today. Somebody was probably so depressed that they just didn't want to live a moment longer, and they might have stepped out in the road and seen a duck - just smiling innocently at them and so full of delight and hope, and they kept on living. It was beautiful of you to do that.

anna said...

Big smile on my face :D! Greetings from a very rainy country.

alba said...

it's soo nice and adorable idea!

Jilliancat said...

i love rubber ducks to the bits! <3 what a creative idea. :)

Ashelle said...

Super adorable!!!!

Cathleen said...

Absolutely adorable. Proof positive that even a rainy day can have an upside!

made by kate said...

gorgeous

N.B said...

PERFECT!!! I love it!!

see you soon
http://filmschronicles.blogspot.com/

karolina said...

cute, Cute, CUTE!!! :)

Jen Small said...

Hi Katie! We're on the same wavelength! I bet you made lots of people smile! Ducks rock.

http://jennifersmall.tumblr.com/post/3235928095/the-rubber-duckies-ended-up-in-this-weeks-new

Ana Carolina Sousa said...

I loved your idea so much! You make NYC a prettier place.

The little shoe monsters said...

this is the craziest thing ever. I LOVE IT!! it rains a lot where i live so imma try it out ^^

Erica said...

Thanks for inspiring me to actively work on being happy:) sometimes I can get down on things but you remind me to see the best in every situation!

Kendra said...

beautiful.

CEL said...

you have the most adorable ideas, Katie :)

Tieg said...

You are adorable and so creative!

A woman I once knew told me a story about her house flooding in the middle of winter. It was during the Great Depression and they couldn't afford heat... so their kitchen floor ended up freezing over! Her mother, instead of being (understandably) stressed, angry or upset, told her family that that night, they were going to go ice skating in the kitchen!
I've always tried to see the positive in all situations... and I'd say you and this woman are exemplaries in that department. :)

Heather Dempsey said...

I have to say that your blog makes my day every time I look at it. Today is no different. I love the little duck ponds out of puddles. Such an adorable concept. This would definitely make me smile if I saw it on the streets.
Please PLEASE keep it up!
<3 <3
Heather. ---Saskatoon, SK.

Joy said...

this is the cutest thing ever. I also wrote about rain recently!

http://joybelamarich.blogspot.com/2011/03/8-things-i-love-about-rain.html

Lisa Lewis said...

thats very cute! and a really good plan for a rainy day :)

Anonymous said...

I saw someone do this a couple of months ago...very cute and it does make you smile!

.miss jay. said...

Very cute! Just wondering what happens to the ducks later, do you pick them up or do they get washed into the water ways as pollution :(

I hope they find nice homes instead :)

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Very clever... love the rubber ducky! :]

Family Tree said...

It's very cute and poetic !

Katarina Esperante said...

this brightened up my day :)

Windsor Grace said...

I wish you lived in my city so I may be delighted to see those cute duck

MegaMi May said...

Be nice, feed the ducks!!!
With plastic worms and plastic bread?!

Amy said...

I love how you can make fun out of anything! I always dread the rain cause I can't get out and shoot! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Cindy said...

cute cute cute :) I may have to do that with my toddler one day --if it ever rains in Texas again that is.

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh what a cute idea.

Tr0ubled-g0ldfish. said...

Original & creative as always !
Those little ducks are so cute !

Dudua said...

You made me smile:)
thank you for your lovely pictures

Morgan Lea @ Gloryfilled said...

HOW FUNN! Adorable!

Euforilla said...

So sweet!!!
I'd loved to see the faces of people walking by!!!
(I think I would have stopped to play with those ducklings!!!)

Anonymous said...

I love it! but all I can think of is some little child running on to the road to pick up the cute duckies.
Even my 4yr old would be so taken by these floating around on the road she would be out there in a flash.
Maybe on puddles that are not on the road.. please from all the mothers out there.

Emma Driver said...

Katie Sokoler, making the world a more lovely place, one duckie at a time...

Anna said...

Omg, this is the sweetest thing I ever seen someone do! It's just so cute. I really wish someone would do my day in that way! You're so full of so cute suprices and I so love your blog for that! Keep strong and go on!

Dylana Suarez said...

This is the cutest thing ever!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

monyart said...

I have been a fan of yours for a few years now. I am a high school art teacher and have taught pre-K - 12 for 18 years. Unfortunately I have been seeing a decline in students' ability to think creatively and originally. (you would not believe how many hearts, butterflies, peace signs, suns & sunsets I see done the same way). It is refreshing to visit your site & see such creative inspiration! I think even hs students need to act like kids when creating art-no fear of failure, just have FUN!
THANKS for reminding all your readers what art is all about!
:)nancy

Beatriz said...

is adorable, haha ☺

Emily said...

Excellent and beautiful ideas!! I follow the blog everyday.
I also want to invite you to visit my blog from Argentina, with photos from this lands! Byeee
http://bombonpoioio.blogspot.com/

Mandee Shaffer said...

You have inspired me so much with your photos and photography! I love it! I literally sat all day today and went through your WHOLE blog and read what you said about depression running in your family and how you like to surround yourself with fun things and happy things. And i agree. One hundred percent. You seriously made me re-excited to do photography. I had grown into this bored little lull and I'm so excited to go out there and have FUN again! Thank you so much for being a beautiful and bright spot of sunshine in this troubled world!
P.S. I'm going to go buy tons and tons and tons of these ducks and release them into our duck pond at my university! They're so happy!

I Think My Tummy Hurts said...

these little guys are adorable! the striking contrast between the bright yellow and murky water is spectacular!

Kate The Great said...

Unlike the anonymous mother here, I appreciate your bright optimism and I love this idea. But like that anonymous mother, this made me just a tiny, teeny bit concerned--you picked the ducks up when the rain puddles dried up, right? I'd hate to see a shriveled, melted little mound of yellow plastic/rubber molded to the crack in which it once floated.

Melissa :) said...

I just found your blog! :) This is the cutest thing ever. :)

Brownie said...

Your blog inspires us to do amazing things. I can't wait to tell everyone about your blog!

Michi ♥ McCurdy said...

what a gloomy week! thank you for brightening it up with this wonderful post! :)

Mileide Almeida said...

Owwwwwww..sweet pics!!...*_*
lovely!!

nataya said...

I'm new commenter! What a great idea, i love yellow rubber ducks! I had mechanic toy lttle chicken too that i left in Indo:(. I have to collect them again. So cute!

...love Maegan said...

ummm, this is ADORABLE.

Rachael said...

That is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen!! I love it!! That would totally make me smile if I saw that!

Alexa said...

This is super cute! Love the little duckies! :)
xoxo

Rachael said...

This made me smile after a long, hard day! Thank you :)

Stephanie said...

Very cute !

Muy lindo

Pieni Lintu said...

Very funny!!! :D

Thank you for this post!!! :) I can't keep smiling! ♥

Spudart said...

As someone who leaves artwork on the sidewalks in the city, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. I'm geeeing in excitement.

wilybrunette said...

ummmm. amazing.

hello kelly. said...

aww the ducks are so cute! this is a really good idea.

. s h e r r y * said...

Omg. That is THE cutest thing ever. Why are you SO cool? :)

Susana said...

such a simple concept, such a grand idea! ducks rule!

Melia said...

I love all of your work Katie! You are very creative! I have probably gone through all of your posts looking at your beautiful and fun art! I love that your not afraid to use color and therefore use it everywhere! Your creativity is awesome and inspiring!!!! Keep making people smile through the little things in life! Your great!

Janowel said...

Your ideas are always so good and sweet.

I love it how you make other people smile and how you make everything nice en happy.

You really inspire me. :-)

Dee said...

This is so great, going to have to try it in my rainy maritime province!

Donna said...

http://abubbleoffcenter.blogspot.com/2011/04/blatantly-borrowing.html

This idea was too good not to borrow - especially when you work in a pediatric hospital!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Silvie said...

adorable!!!!

Happy in red said...

Fantastic shots, tehy made my day!
Thanx!
Esther (http://happyinred.blogspot.com)

Andrea B said...

OH MY WORD! Love it! Mind if I steal the idea sometime? Nashville's been getting a lot of rain lately, too.

la said...

I love this photoshoot! it is the sweetest thing i have ever seen. ever!

aethra said...

DUDE! I have a bag of ducks in my cupboard I bought on eBay for JUST THIS REASON. Except it was November and then everything froze. Also, I was aiming for mostly fountains. *digs for ducks*

Caterina PĂ©rez said...

wow! lovely!

The Beetle Shack said...

ahaha this is excellent! Our local little 'fruit barn' (yeah, coastal NSW Australia- so not NY!) has a wacky owner who floats ducks in the puddles. I'll have to snap some pics and post them.

I'll add myself to your mass of followers!

crystal said...

I live in Seattle and am headed out to buy some adorable rubber duckies as we speak!! I love this idea and you are my new favorite blog :)

Heather said...

Aside from unabashedly jumping in them, barefoot, this is probably the most awesome thing you can do with a puddle!

Kia said...

Awww, this is the most adorable idea I have seen in ages! :)

jodie said...

Thanks for this inspiring idea! My friend and I did it today and our kids had a blast! http://www.jodifiedblog.com/2011/05/first-day-of-summer-and-52-smiles-12/

Sandra said...

So cute)))

Thinkie said...

<3 this!

changingmoods said...

You've got a great imagination you're putting to good use!

Christina said...

I LOVE this! Great idea! Rainy days can be so gloomy but definitely not when there are duckies involved!