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My Ducky Valentine


And now……the moment you’ve all been waiting for. May I present the latest Duckshow creation…….MY DUCKY VALENTINE….

 

Giant rubber duck takes a swim in Sydney harbour


The giant rubber duck is at it again-this time in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. This is the latest incarnation of artist Florentijn Hofman’s famous oversized toy. This 5 story rubber duck has floated in Japan, the Netherlands, Brazil, and France! It is all part of a marketing ploy for the city’s summer festival. The harbour will be transformed into a giant bathtub. Rub a Dub Dub!

 

A Touch of the Absurd


A Touch of the Absurd

Lucy Sander Sceery is at it again with her rubber duck art! She will be exhibiting her pressed duck art from NOW until February 1, 2013 at the Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. The artists’ reception is this Friday, January 11 from 5-7pm. In case you aren’t familiar with her work, here is a view of her work:

Lucy Sceery pressed ducks

Lucy’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections, including Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Gerber Scientific, Campbell’s Soup Company, Blum and Shapiro, Manchester Community College, and ABS Development, to name a few. I am represented by Chameleon Arts in Newburyport, MA. To see more of Lucy’s duck art click here.

Hello Ducky!


Hello Kitty

CelebriDucks is in talks with Sanrio about licensing to create this Hello Kitty CelebriDuck! Hello Kitty and rubber duck collectors alike will go quackers for this one if it is created! This is just a sketch of what it could look like (we love the detail of the rubber duck on the shirt ;) . Another great design from CelebriDucks! Can’t wait to get my ‘paws’ on it!

A Little Sneak Peak…


Aflac Macy's Parade

One more reason to catch the Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving! The Aflac Duck will be floating down 6th Avenue in the parade! Aflaaaaaaac!

Rubber Duckie, You’re the One!


Stop the press! We have some very exciting duck-a-licious news!  CelebriDucks is in talks with Sesame Street regarding licensing for an Ernie CelebriDuck! Here are the two designs of the duck that CelebriDucks has created. One of them will hopefully be produced in their ‘Made in the USA’ factory! Just see for yourself:

Ernie CelebriDuck

Ernie Duck

And….not only would this duck be produced completely in America….but it would be made in CelebriDuck’s New York factory….the same factory that once made Ernie’s original rubber duck back in the day! Pure serendipity! See more CelebriDucks here.

New From Austroducks!


Vienna Boys Choir

Austroducks specializes in rubber ducks with an Austrian Theme. Here is their latest creation…..ducks resembling the Vienna Boys’ Choir! And-just in time for the holidays! Get ready to add these cuties to your collection coming soon! Bravo, Austroducks!

strauss

Also (just in case you missed it) the new Johann Strauss is available for purchase from Austroducks right now! You can get him on the Austroducks website. Just click here.

New Ducks from Quackers!


Quackers Neon

Quackers collectables helps you get your ducks in a row with their new vibrantly colored duckies! Their facebook fans helped them choose the colors for these ducks. The people spoke and they wanted neon, so HERE they ARE! And-there will be a set of ducks in a bigger size coming soon as well.

The word around the duck pond is that Quackers Collectables (part of Opal London) has a few more ducks up their sleeves to release in the near future. This is duck-tastic news for duck collectors! See more Quackers ducks by clicking here.

 

Collecting Rubber Ducks and the Path to Mastery


Long before she became a professor, Charlotte Lee became a Guinness World Record holder for World’s Largest Rubber Duck Collection….somewhere in the 5-6 thousand range….just see a portion of it for yourself:

Charlotte collection

Charlotte Lee is a “reasonably successful” Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and is considered to be an expert in her field. However, in order to become an expert she first had to learn how to become an expert at all. While she learned a lot from her professors about how to BE an expert, her real education in terms of how to BECOME an expert was through collecting rubber duckies. Here, Charlotte talks about different elements of mastery as they play out in duck collecting but that can be applied to any area of expertise:

Those are great words of wisdom from the master of duck collecting, indeed! Bravo, Charlotte!

 

Racing Ducks in Retirement


duck race

Have you ever wondered where all the ducks go after the race? The Oswegatchie Educational Center in New York recently retired some of their racing ducks…..4,300 of them to be exact…to make room for their new flock of 10,000 ducks. The Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, New York is nestled on 1200 acres of wooded land within the Adirondack Park. Oswegatchie is owned and operated by the New York FFA Leadership Training Foundation, Inc. The center operates as a youth camp during the summer months and is open throughout the year as an educational and recreational retreat center.

What’s so special about Oswegatchie’s retired ducks? Glad you asked ;) For $4 (plus $3 shipping), you can become an adoptive parent for one of these ducks. Each duck comes with an adoption certificate. To sweeten the deal, you can send them photos to be placed in a gallery on their website. 445 of the retired ducks have already been adopted. Here are some of the pics of where some of those little guys have been…

Stonehenge

Stonehenge!

Ireland

Ireland!

Paris

Paris!

Chicago

Chicago!….And many more! You can see more pictures and get more info on how to adopt these retired racers here.

In addition to the retired racers, they are selling special made FFA logo ducks…..made by the One and only CelebriDucks! See for yourself:

FFA Duck

These ducks are a limited collector’s edition so they won’t be around for very long! You can get more info about this duck by clicking here.