Understanding Russian polymer

These watermelons from polymer artist Natakorneeva are from a Russian site that translates incomprehensibly and muddles my brain. All I know is, “Me likee.” What more can I say?

Some days sorting out the best, the most interesting or the cleverest polymer clay art from around the world feels like trying to drink from a fire hose.  Try me tomorrow and enjoy Natakorneeva’s summer fruits in the meanwhile.

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  • reply Lisa Haldeman ,

    I likee too! It’s so cool and refreshing for summer time!

    • reply Melanie West ,

      LMAO! Sweet! (pun intended) What a great way to start a cool gray New England day. Cynthia, I love your ability to drink from a fire hose. ;P The global pc wave is bringing all sorts of amazing new ideas to our shores.

      (Sorry for the warped metaphor… just trying to stay with the water thing. >.< )

      • reply Jeannie ,

        If you’re over 30 1-1/2 cups of fruit a day is required. This should do it. Me likes too!

        • reply Dee Wilder ,

          Beautiful, fresh and fun! I agree–There is so much original and exciting polymer work on the web. It’s like an explosion. Thank you again for helping us sort though it.

          • reply jana ,

            Great summer-time fun necklace; nice work Natakorneeva!

            I had one of those brain-muddling translation experiences on a Russian site as well, Cynthia (I’d been told told my work was featured there so went for a visit). I got a good laugh, though, when the translation came back describing me as making “beautiful sausages” (canes)!!

            • reply Maureen Carlson ,

              Cynthia,
              Loved the word/picture image of drinking from a firehouse … will smile about that today as I try to contain the water of abundance that’s part of the creative life.

              • reply Arlene Harrison ,

                Even if you can’t read the text, the pictures are gorgeous. Great inspiration.

                • reply Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor ,

                  I just love all the fantastic polymer art that is coming out of Russia right now. It is amazing the sheer volume that comes out of there, daily in the blogs. Especially since in Russia, polymer clay translates poorly. Basically it’s called complex plastic, which has a cheap connotation to it and they struggle to give it legitimacy as an art form. It is difficult to read their posts, isn’t it? Even with a translator. It’s so funny how canes are translated into sausages! Took me a bit before I figured that one out! 🙂

                  • reply Enkhtsetseg Tserenbadam ,

                    Very cool!
                    By the way russians call canes “sausages” in real. It is not a tranlating machine’s fault! 🙂

                    • reply Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor ,

                      Too funny Enkhtsetseg! Polymer Clay Canes = Complex Plastic Sausages!

                      • reply roberta ,

                        Hi this is a great idea and I really like it. I love to make jewelery with polymer clay and have a blog too. http://www.timecreations.blogspot.com. Well hope one day I will be good as yours 🙂 keep it up

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