Hey you!

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I'm Aparna! Banker turned Hand-Lettering Artist, & the force behind Milestones :)

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From our small Bangalore home studio, we not only create the most beautiful wall plates; but through training & sustainable job creation, we empower young migrant girls to dream & build a brighter future.

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Handlettering cute messages on ceramics didn’t happen overnight. It started with a chance discovery that the handwritten notes I was sticking around my room, not only reflected; but also influenced my journey.
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Life is a mindset game, I realised. 
Surround yourself with belief, positivity & gratitude, you’ll see your days transform. 

So a lot of hard work, play & experiment later, we combine our many loves, and present the brightest, the quirkiest, the most thoughtful decor. Artwork that’ll inspire you to an extraordinary living.

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Transforming Lives

Each individual wall plate is hand painted with utmost care & precision. Our girls, many of whom are graduates, come to the big city to realise, that without a fluency in English, landing a job is hard. They instead eke out a living cleaning homes and doing dishes.

But what they have, is an innate ability with art & design. We identify & hone these skills. Give them community. Safety. Growth. They get to create art while having fun. But most profoundly, they get to read, they get to write, & they get to internalise words such as "dream big", "adventure calling" & "life is beautiful".

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Empowering Women

Creating jobs for women is especially important to community transformation - research shows that women will spend up to 90% of their earnings on the health, nutrition & education of their families.

Turning women into breadwinners improves their status in the community, builds self-esteem & enables them to pool resources to improve infrastructure.

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How did we get here?

By pursuing joy. And by connecting myriad dots including my love for Pretty Spaces. Positive Vibes. Adventure. Art. Impact. Celebration. & People :)
And then I got lucky. With the best family, aka, the best team in the world! So while I play artist, photographer, storyteller, social media manager, web developer, teacher & office boy. The mums & the dads play advisors, sounding boards & pillars. The husband is confidante, partner & guide :) 

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WELCOME ABOARD!

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