Author Archives: Mary Fran Says

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.

Willkommen Daheim

I’m very excited to announce we have a new member to our family! We welcomed Janne, a German exchange student, to America this weekend. My daughter, her husband, and their two sons will be hosting Janne (pronounced Ya-na) for the … Continue reading

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A PUPPY PARTY!

We had a Jackson and Miskey (JaM) Puppy Party this weekend. It was a blast. Of the eight litter mates, seven were able to attend! We had adoptive parents from DeKalb, Sycamore, Rockford, Peoria, and Aurora drive in for a … Continue reading

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The Pickle

We all know to stop and smell the roses. We all know it’s the little things in life that mean the most. And we all know, all too well, that life is short. On April 16th, I drove down to … Continue reading

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5 Best Things about BOSTON

Telling a friend about my quick trip to Boston, I commented, “If you haven’t been, you should go!” And she said, “Why?” At first I was floored. I mean, WHY NOT? Boston is really cool. Then I told her why I thought … Continue reading

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Search and Search Again

“Search again” is another way of saying “research”, right? Maybe it’s the word-nerd in me, but why is the word RESEARCH – “the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new … Continue reading

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Art Loss

*sigh* So, I lent two original pieces to a gallery for a Recycling Show. Very cool, right? I mean, I haven’t been focusing on the creation of art-art lately, but instead have been trying to work through the details of … Continue reading

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D’piphany

I had a d’piphany this morning. You know, a duh epiphany. Duh (ˈdə), interjection – used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidity Epiphany (i-ˈpi-fə-nē), noun – an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure When something comes to you in … Continue reading

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