What is a Handala

and when might you need one?



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Little Global Heart Handala
Sally Swain © original art

A Handala

is a little mandala

with carry-handles.

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The Birth of the Handala
Sally Swain © original art

As invented by Sally Swain

in August, 2017

while waiting for her sister to ring back.

She began with a mini mandala, then couldn’t help herself. She followed her Creative Play Impulse to stray from the prescribed form. She added swirls on top. Handles.

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Handala in the Grass
Sally Swain © original art

Mandalas come in all shapes, sizes, cultures and times.
Some are even portable

(very Handy)

for those tricky moments when you need to self-soothe or re-enchant.

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Exotic Handala
(or can you think of a better name?)
Sally Swain © original art


12 thoughts on “What is a Handala

    • Thank you, Gallivanta. That is sweet to read. I am taking your comment in. I’ve been thinking for a while of blogging about the Creative Support Partnership phone calls my sister and I have set up over the past year. Should I?

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      • Agreed. Sisters are a blessing, full stop. My sister carries a heavy burden of care because she is a full time carer for our parents. One bright spot for us each week is exclaiming over her arrangement of flowers; sometimes the flowers are bargains from the market. She didn’t believe she was good at flower arranging but through this weekly sharing she has grown in confidence and does wonderful arrangements.

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