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    Waleria: spring

A trip inside the vivid imagination and private life of Waleria Petruschenko

Posted by Liv Siddall,

We are constantly bombarded with warnings about how much information to give out online. Wouldn’t it be great if when someone Googled your name, all that came up were just some unbelievable, psychedelic drawings you had made in your spare time, and almost nothing else? Well, meet Waleria Petruschenko, an internet mystery who has let us into her Flickr account and given us no more information than her name.

What we can gather, though, from these meticulous acid-trip illustrations is that she is young, she is in love, and she has literally invented an entire world that is keeping her and her boyfriend (Mitchell) very amused indeed. These pictures are just so impressive, displaying such a wild imagination and understanding of fantasy — she is genuinely my new favourite illustrator, and I can’t even get in touch with her to let her know. If you see her, tell her she’s terrific.

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    Waleria: walpeterian day

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    Waleria: girl ate shroom

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    Waleria: Bob and Frog found magic mushrooms at the mulchy playground

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    Waleria: realkydreams

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    Waleria: Beans with mashed potatoes inside

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    Waleria: Fantasy Ejaculation

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    Waleria: mitchell and i at a funny cave on planet walpeteria

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    Waleria: thanks universe for helping me find mitchell

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    Waleria: Sperm Glasses


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.