Yesterday evening, Yoda and I drove down to the park for a...
I’m Neelima Polam, a self-taught Artist/Designer and a mom of two beautiful children and a dog. I worked as a computer scientist/analyst for reputable companies for many years, sometimes secretly wishing that I could spread my wings into something more creative. As luck would have it, our family had to move to India for a few years and it gave me a chance to pause, prioritize and explore my interests.
I went on to become an entrepreneur and built a cult status brand called Dcube in Hyderabad, India from scratch. This was a beautiful experience, where I got to work with several designers and artists in an effort to bring their work to the forefront and into people’s homes. Often these artists and their work was showcased for the very first time in our store.
Throughout this sojourn, I never prioritized my own creativity. There has always been an inclination towards creative thinking and experimenting throughout my life. It could be taking painting classes, drawing for family, creating innovate new years cards, getting creative stuff ready for marketing purposes at Dcube, collaborating with artists to come up with personalized gifting for customers, or just plain designing for fun.
After I got some downtime from Dcube, I started doodling as a form of pastime, and from then on started Bluishmuse, the next chapter in my artistic journey. I was having too much fun to care about where that journey was going to take me at that time. In the midst of all this, we moved back to the US and restarted our lives here. I became a drawing and coloring fanatic. Through my own journey, I realized how therapeutic doodling and coloring can be. I was so excited about this new found wisdom and wanted to share this awesomeness with the world by making coloring pages 🙂
Here is something unexpected that happened along the way, I started publishing THE ART OF NOW – COLOR ME coloring books. It is so immensely satisfying to spread the joy I have felt while coloring through these books. If you happen to own these books, hope you enjoy coloring these as much as I’ve enjoyed making them. I look forward to sharing some of my colored work and checking out your colored pages at facebook.com/theartofnowcolorme.
I am also an avid reader, television buff, a hobby photographer and quotes collector. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” by Henry David Thoreau is one of my favorite inspirational quotes. I truly believe in his words, and that’s how I try to live and do my work with no boundaries. Bluishmuse is a way of expressing myself via art, design, or just having conversations through my blog. I tend to avoid putting my work in a certain category, as if subconsciously avoiding the cliché of genre. Although my works are very diverse in their individual forms and composition, perhaps there is a common thread running through all of them.
I would love to hear from you, about your ideas and preferences, and will try my best to come up with suitable sketches, or custom sketch new ones for you! You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PS : I almost forgot to share a picture of Yoda, my sweet dog. He has his own facebook page if you want to follow his ‘tails’! 😉