More than 9,000 people on Instagram already follow this 81-year-old artist from St. Petersburg. The account @girl_from_1938 is cared for by a loving grandson, Yan Gorkunov.

The grandson asks his grandmother questions about life and talks about her creative path: Julia has no artistic education, but "for a truly creative person, this is not terrible because she sees the world as others do not see it."

In Julia's embroidery, there are cats, dogs, and other animals as well as characters from famous canvases and even celebrities. She has already dedicated one of her works to the Spice Girls.

Julia was taught how to embroider by her grandmother. She didn't do it for a very long time, however, and only picked it up again five years ago. She does it all by hand without any professional art education. Her hands are full of energy despite being a venerable age.

It all began when her favorite country house burned to the ground. Unfortunately, her dog and cat were burned as well. No one knows how the fire started. She fell into a deep depression after this awful incident. Yet, she soon found a way to express her feelings and stress by making unusual embroideries. Now she has over 50 of them.

Julia has dementia which often makes her confused and forget her relatives, places, and also things she did yesterday or an hour ago. Creating embroideries makes her feel more comfortable, calm and happy. When she's inspired by something, she forgets about the hurdles of mental illness. This is how art therapy works.

Scroll down and be enchanted by the talent of this lovely artist!

More info: Instagram

#1

Two Cats

Two Cats

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

"two cats for one mouse"

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Two In The Basket

Two In The Basket

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Giorgio Prodoti
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11 months ago

almost there

#3

Cat And Mouse

Cat And Mouse

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#4

The Philippine Tarsier

The Philippine Tarsier

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Abbygaile Santos
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10 months ago

Beautiful.

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#5

Girl In A Shawl

Girl In A Shawl

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Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

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#7

The Cat Who Loved With Van Gogh

The Cat Who Loved With Van Gogh

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Two Cats And The Dog

Two Cats And The Dog

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Luis Milian
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10 months ago

I like the butterfly

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The Oval Cat And His Friends

The Oval Cat And His Friends

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

Friends : *preparing a prank* *toad walks randomly on a branch, by accident, that cracks* *Cat wakes up suddenly* Cat : "Duuuuudes! HOW MANY TIMES WILL I HAVE TO TELL Y'A, DON'T WAKE ME UP WHILE I'M NAPPING!"

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The Girl Listening To The Bird Singing

The Girl Listening To The Bird Singing

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Judith

Judith

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#12

The Girl Who Couldn't Remember

The Girl Who Couldn't Remember

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Kristen Lucas
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11 months ago

She forgot to shave her legs for sure.

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#13

Cat With Mouse

Cat With Mouse

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

Lalalaaaaa, I'm the king of flowers killing small preys, Lalalaaaaa butterflies everywhere!

#14

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

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11 months ago

Also known as : Kirikou's mom, Wednesday, Ms Hitler, Ashley Olsen and Morticia Adams. The Specific Girls.

#15

Russian Venus In The Bathouse

Russian Venus In The Bathouse

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Kristen Lucas
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11 months ago

Me on a good day VS me on PMS

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#16

Pola Negri

Pola Negri

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Girl After Bathing

Girl After Bathing

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

Apparently bathing makes her soak milk

#18

The Venus De' Medici

The Venus De' Medici

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Heracles

Heracles

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#20

Eve

Eve

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

No. That's Cher

#21

Girl And Harvest

Girl And Harvest

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See Also on Bored Panda
#22

Girl In The Night

Girl In The Night

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Girl In The Garden

Girl In The Garden

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

Dat Cinderella?

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#24

Queen Of Heaven

Queen Of Heaven

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Connie Martin
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10 months ago

Really beautiful

#25

The Holy Face Of Jesus

The Holy Face Of Jesus

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I'm dark
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10 months ago

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#26

Adam

Adam

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Помаже Бог
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11 months ago

Lady gaga and Madonna like this.

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