Hooked on Rainbow Loom®

For those who are hooked…or want to know more about…Rainbow Looms.


My fellow blogger, Laura Sassi, posted during the summer about the buzz circulating around the Rainbow Loom®.  (Please click here to check out her wonderful post at Laura Sassi Tales.)  I am here to tell you that the buzz is still buzzing!

This has to be one of those IT items.  The kind of IT item that you wished you had thought to invest in way before it ever became an IT item.

Every kid in my son’s first grade class, and I mean EVERYONE, both the boys and the girls, is making bracelets and necklaces.

There’s the standard fishtail, the fancier starburst pattern, and of course, there’s the highly desirable hexafish 6-pin fishtail.  The latter is all the rage among the first graders.


Over the weekend, after spending hours reworking my bracelets, I mastered the starburst and hexafish 6-pin fishtail.  Applause please!  With many of these patterns if you…

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Publishing Industry Kudos

Writing and Illustrating

bookblogTina Overman’s new book YOGI’s Team was published on September 19th. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you read the cover, you will see my name, Kathy Temean as illustrator. If you want to see some additional illustrations you can visit: www.tinaoverman.com (some scattered throughout her site. I haven’t had time to add them to my website.)

“You Are My Cupcake” Joyce Wan signed contract to illustrate three new picture books: PUG & PIG by Sue Gallion (winner of the 2013 Promising Picture Book Award at LA-SCBWI) to be published by Beach Lane Books/S&S in Fall 2015 and two picture books featuring two of the cutest new chicks in children’s books, PEEP & EGG, by Laura Gehl to be published by FSG/Macmillian in Winter and Spring 2016.

Darlene Beck-Jacobson receives two book blurb endorsements for her book titled, “Wheel of Change” coming out in 2014. Here they are: 

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