Saturday, June 20, 2015

Meet the Doll Creator: Ioanna of Anima ex Manus

Ioanna is a teacher for children with disabilities by day,
but she moonlights as a doll maker.
She started making dolls in August 2010,
but she had many long-time pauses in between.
She created "Anima ex Manus" in March 2015.

All of her dolls are 100% handmade and no moulds are used.

Her characters blossom from a magical world,
of a past and a future that has never existed.
Secrets and stories are hidden within the expressions of her creatures,
which are lifting the veil of our world, revealing the parallel universe of grotesque,
peculiar, whimsical and anthropomorphic oddities - an entry into the unknown,
the disorientating and the mentally deranging experiences.

Visit her Website here, her FB page here,
and her Etsy shop here for more.


  1. Thank you very much for featuring me and my dolls in your amazing blog! <3 <3 <3 I really enjoyed the presentation! :D

  2. My view and expression perfectly! Thank you for sharing your wonderful Artistic Passion with me! You have another Fan up here at the North Pole Canada!

  3. Huge squishy hugs & thank you Miss Holly , delightful event for Summer! xoxo

  4. Wow beautiful dolls AnimaExManus! Holly sis, sorry I didn't get to this bloggie yesterday. As always, you have beautiful writing. Keep it up my sweet lil doll. Thanks for your textie this morning. I'm going to go enjoy this bootiful sunny day today. I hope you have the chance to enjoy it too. Happy Father's Day!

    And indeed, HUGE grizzly, squishy hugs from me too! Yep you know why...I LOVE YOUUU!! *squeeeeezzzzeee* xoxo

  5. Ooh, they're gorgeous, what a talented lady! ♥