But Lyudmyla found new ways to use her talent. She began to create designer clothes based on folk traditions. Lyudmyla worked as a costume designer in theater and cinema, created filmstrips, and designed a number of monumental art pieces in Kyiv.
After Ukraine regained its independence in 1991, Semykina returned to active creative work and won a prestigious national award. Now her works are exhibited in the major museums of Ukraine and in private collections abroad.