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Dragon Egg 'Boy or Girl?' by KatherineReedKS Dragon Egg 'Boy or Girl?' by KatherineReedKS
When a child is born in America they are immediately influenced by the types of cribs they are put in, the color of their room, the kinds of toys they get to play with and many more! Usually you see little boys dressed in blue while little girls wear pink. They have absolutely no chance to get away from the gender roles placed on them and it only intensifies when boys are given truck toys and girls get play cooking sets.

I made this egg to have both the pink colors that represent girls and the blue that represents boys.

Cost: 15$ (plus shipping)
Status: [In Hand]
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Please check out some of my other eggs!
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hat is girl for sure!! :squee: I love how you did it!! :love:
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
What makes you pick girl? And thanks :D
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The coloring girls love the blues and pinks of the Setting Sun. :love: They love the Blue Jay as he feeds in his bird feeder. And most of all... (dum roll) :eager:




...They love to see there man in pink!! :rofl:
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
lol that's fantastic XD
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :bow: I just started typing and it came to me!! Then I and the cool and funny parts!! :giggle:
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AutumnHoney Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
In the United States of America maybe... Not so much in Canada. You'll find a pretty even mix of tomboy girls and boys that like dolls here. People are generally allowed to express themselves however they want in Canada.
Drives me nuts when people generalize. 'America' includes more than just the USA you know. There are two whole continents that make up America, and the US is just one idiotic, self-centered, narrow-minded part of it.
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I didn't know that Canada didn't have a similar thing! I swear, every time Canada is ever mentioned it never seems to have anything wrong! Perhaps the world could learn a thing or two from Canada :)

I don't know if it is the same anywhere else but I know in the U.S. if you say something happened in America then people generally think it happened in the U.S., not the continent. We are known as Americans not UnitedState'ians. If we referred to everyone from North and South Americans as Americans then I could see your point.

I will also agree with the self-centered and narrow-minded part but I (other than maybe some of our politics) don't think we are idiotic.
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Shadall Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The gender roles are very typical, it goes the same in Europe. When I was a little girl, we went to the McDonald's. They had barbie happy meals, and hot-wheels happy meals. They immediately wanted to give me a barbie while I wanted a little car. Eventually they did put in a hot-wheel instead of the barbie, but they never stopped looking at me funny.
Besides that, I really like this egg! =D
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That was exactly me! I wanted the 'boy toy' every time! I still have some of those little hot-wheels somewhere XD
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Shadall Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? XD That's awesome!
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yup! Pink was never my thing...
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:iconshadall:
Shadall Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither was it mine... I went straight to the black. :XD:
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Me too XD
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:iconshadall:
Shadall Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And if you ever did receive a barbie, what did you do to it? X3 I drew on them with sharpies...
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I played with them I think. But I liked my action figures better :D
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MaliceInTheAbyss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was a little girl, I dug up rolly-polies, had a toy tool box, and my favorite article of clothing was a pair of red overalls. My best friend was a boy, and he liked to play princess dress up and let me put makeup on him. His room was painted all blue, and mine had pink *everywhere*. Similarly, I enjoyed baking in my Easy-bake oven, and he enjoyed playing soccer. I don't feel as though we were pushed into any particular gender roles. Maybe our families were more evolved, or something, but I do not find your statement to be true.
This is a lovely piece, though. I'm thinking of buying it!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Sounds like fun!

If you'd like to buy it and live in the U.S. I've got an etsy link, if you are not from the U.S. send me a note and I'll take care of you :)
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:iconmaliceintheabyss:
MaliceInTheAbyss Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm from the U.S., so the etsy link is good!
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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BanizEvilSide334 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make take out the inside? becuase i saw my freind bring in an emu egg and it was empty inside like that
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That video is pretty close :) I don't use a drill but same basic idea... I just use a needle tool from my ceramics supplies and a hammer >.>
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NikoThePanda Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
psst
[link]
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BanizEvilSide334 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the video post! I've never tried it with a drill before though... I just put the pointy end of my needle tool on the shell and hit the blunt end once with a hammer to make my holes XD
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Quit spamming me.
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
im saying, i dont care what gender xD!

pretty c:
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks XD
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:iconaksroa4a:
AKsroa4a Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Writer
How do you make these?
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I take an egg and blow out the innards (usually make some scrambled eggs or french toast while I'm at it) Then I clean them out and let them dry. Afterward I take some Sculpey brand polymer clay and make patterns on the eggshell. It takes a long time but I like it. Every color you see is a different color of clay :) Then I bake them at 275 degrees and sand them down to be all smooth!
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:iconaksroa4a:
AKsroa4a Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Writer
Ohhh. I couldn't figure out what you had used. XD Thanks for responding~
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem :D
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:iconminn-co:
Minn-co Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
very pretty ^^ may I ask, is there something in the egg?
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
only an eggshell and air :)
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:iconminn-co:
Minn-co Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
ok, that's what I thought. But curiosity had to ask because I do something similar but I do put plushies inside the eggs
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Plushies in the egg? how and why? do you want the person to break the egg?
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Minn-co Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
yup, plushies in eggs ^^ sounds a bit oddball but it's pretty cool, they're mostly pokemon but that's beside the point. I usually start out with a foam "mold" from michaels, but sometimes the plush is too big, then I wrap it in a big ball of tinfoil until it's the right size. I cover the egg with about a half inch of clay all around, depending on which clay I decided to use I either bake it or let it sit until it has hardened enough that it isn't rock-like but sturdy enough to hold it's shape. then I cut it in half and put the plushie in the middle, sometimes I put "fracture lines" on the inside at this point, basically I hollow a thin area so if the egg is "hatched" it fractures along the line. then I close it up carefully and allow it to fully harden, after that I can paint it like an easter egg X3 I can't remember why I first started doing this, they are used for various things, prizes, gifts, sometimes a larp. Usually I do want the person to break the egg, but it sometimes gets used as a decoration. I remember finishing one and hugging it tightly, it popped on me XD
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
lol thats awesome!
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:iconkaychu-the-gamer:
Kaychu-The-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I have a kid -- which isn't really in my itinerary -- I won't dress them in pink. Purple is better. X'D
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I agree! Although I may dress them in green :)
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:iconkaychu-the-gamer:
Kaychu-The-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Green is good too...

and purple-and-green combos look amazing if you use the right shades! =D
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
So pretty!
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:iconkaychu-the-gamer:
Kaychu-The-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 It's usually the darker shades of purple and green that go together like that. It's got a sort of foresty-royalty feel to it :3
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Interesting... Royal baby coming through!
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:iconkaychu-the-gamer:
Kaychu-The-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X'D
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:iconarisutan:
arisutan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW I TOTALLY DIDN'T EVEN READ THE ARTIST COMMENT i'm really sorry please ignore me. i feel like such an idiot right now.
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Its all good :D I'm just glad that even without reading the comment that you knew I picked those colors for a reason :)
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:iconarisutan:
arisutan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i'm so embarrassed ^^;
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:iconkatherinereedks:
KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Don't be, its a pretty honest mistake and I'm pretty easy going and not going to jump on you for it XD
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arisutan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug:
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