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The SOS Eagle Parade designs for 2017 are in full swing. Auction in December!
Once again Veteran's Count trusted me to paint another eagle, this time with my own design. Using a bit of artistic license, I finished the bird in less than a week. Hopefully it will do its job $$$ when the auction happens in December!
The deadline had been extended several times but unfortunately none of my designs were selected. I sighed and then thought about all that work I went through for nothing. I felt a little dejected but then out of the blue, I received an email from Veterans Count asking if I would be interested in a commission and more specifically if I would like to paint a celebrity eagle. It was a total surprise and I did think about it for a minute or two before deciding to take them up on the offer. The eagle was to be a Boston Celtics theme. They didn’t need to see a design so of course I panicked. What do I put on this eagle? I only know what the average sports person knows; the icons, the players, staff, highlights and some other images about this legendary team. The clock was ticking. My brain started to work overtime. Read more here, (The SOS Eagle – Days 1 & 2)
Please take a look around. We're adding more & more writings by Debbie Curtin, as well as a sampling of some of the beautiful and fun artwork & paintings she's created. We'll keep you posted on the latest art exhibits and public readings. Always changing, always adding to. Here you can read, imagine & enjoy. If you would like a commissioned piece of artwork for your own personal collection, please contact us and we'll be sure to help you out!
Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”.
Entry Title: Today is the Day
Author: Deborah Curtin
Judge Number: 65
Category: Mainstream/Literary Fiction
- Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4
- Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4
- Production Quality and Cover Design: 4
- Plot and Story Appeal: 4
- Character Appeal and Development: 4
- Voice and Writing Style: 4
Read full review & Commentary HERE
View report on Chronicle, NH for 2016 Veterans Eagle Parade
"On Eagle's Wings"
Eagle Parade Contest 2016 sponsored by Veterans Count & Easter Seals. The eagle is a 4 ft. This is a contest for where artists were encouraged to submit a Sculpture design to be painted on. Mockup is on the right and the actual sculpture is now on display at TD Bank in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire!
Bald eagle statues will be auctioned to help vets
By KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent
PORTSMOUTH — A total of 46 American bald eagle statues have been on display at businesses along the Seacoast to support Veterans Count, and soon local residents will be able to take one home.
Artist Debbie Curtin, who painted the 110-pound, four-foot tall eagle that was on display at TD Bank on State Street in Portsmouth, said this year’s project started in March. Eventually, the designs were chosen, and artists picked up their sculptures at Calling All Cargo in Dover.
The Red Sox eagle was unveiled at Fenway Park on May 15. A number of the eagles were painted and coated in time for the Celebrity Preview Event at Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth on June 15.
All 46 were ready by the Serving Our Soldiers Event June 25 at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth, Curtin said.
Some businesses that hosted the sculptures purchased them outright, but 40 of them will be auctioned off at Great Bay Community College on Nov. 10. The auction starts at 5:30 p.m.
Curtin chose her theme, “On Eagles Wings,” because the popular hymn spoke to her. Read More HERE
Peril on the High Seas - a two tail adventure by Debbie Curtin
Debbie lives in a quaint little town tucked away in southern New Hampshire. New England and especially New Hampshire is best known for its beautiful autumn foliage, cold winters, clean air, (no sales tax) and the ability to find yourself the further North you go.
Debbie Curtin writes stories about people, places, events and other topics of interest that engage the reader. As a member of the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, Debbie keeps ‘in the game’ with other like minded people. She has been an artist and creative person all her life and uses the unlimited sources of inspiration that abound everywhere in her writing as another art form.
read • write • paint
The Inspired Artwork of Debbie Curtin
Debbie Curtin is an artist, writer, and talented friend of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who is always redefining herself through an endless variety of art styles and writing opportunities.
She loves to paint, and she loves to write. Fortunately, she loves baseball, too.
On display at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium this season in the front office reception area and in select suites, are baseball and youth-inspired pieces of original artwork created by Debbie. Read full article HERE
Big Papi up for Auction!
Well, this banner of Papi was put up for a silent auction at the Aug. 31st game. That donation amount will be going directly to Veterans Count. One of the other two banners will be up on their auction site so we'll post that link soon!
Update: The 3 red sox panels went home with one lucky family who wanted to keep them as a set. Proceeds will go to Veterans Count.
ARTIST Debbie Curtin
Debbie Curtin is an artist and writer who is always redefining herself through an endless variety of art styles and writing opportunities. As part of a non-profit group to bring more positive energy to a troubled neighborhood she began with others to add the art part to the area. She began to paint positive murals to offset the negative side of graffiti that has invaded most inner cities. “I didn’t know how to paint on barn doors, garage doors or on the side of a brick building until I was challenged to pick up a brush and do it. My motto is: Never say ‘I can’t’ because then you won’t and you’ll never know until you try.” Read Full Article HERE
Debbie Curtin’s baseball artwork at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium home of the NH Fisher Cats is available for purchase or through commission. The possibilities that she is able to achieve are endless. If you can think it she is sure it can be done.
KIOSK AT WATSON PARK!
The informational kiosk was a commissioned art project by the Merrimack NH Parks and Recreation. It is located in Watson Park on Rte. 3A. My artist friend Anthony Williams and I worked on this in August 2015 up until mid-October. It shows the vital watershed area of the Souhegan River and Baboosic Brook that incorporates many towns in NH and MA. The images are ones we chose to let ones viewing the kiosk know of the need for keeping the waterways safe for all the wildlife. The salmon images are important as the river flows to the Merrimack River where there is a salmon release program by local students at Piscataquog Park. It has been sealed against the elements and is well worth a visit.
*ANNIVERSARY OF THE USMC* November 10, 2015 is the 240th year Anniversary!
Thank you everyone for coming to our book signing at Café la Reine in Manchester, NH
BRING YOUR BEST BOWL
BRING YOUR BEST BOWL
Quaker Oats opened a contest back in March. The theme was to create a new oatmeal combination using up to only 5 ingredients. It was quite a challenge but I submitted six and all were accepted into the contest. Over the next months the finalists will be selected to continue to the final round. Those will be available on store shelves. Beginning October 25 the public will be the voters and have the final say on which ones are the finalists and the grand winner. There is money tied to the contest. Two out of the three finalists will be awarded $5,000 and the winner walks away with $250,000.
The following are my submission titles:
- HAIL TO KALE
- LUCK 0’ THE IRISH for Tom
- OATMEAL MAC AND CHEESE
- FRENCH TOAST
With each entry, I created interesting combinations but did not actually try them out. Foolish? Maybe. I relied on my food background, yankee ingenuity, and a whole lot of luck!
240th ANNIVERSARY of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
November 10, 1775 - 2015
On "November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines."1st Commandant: Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783) Meet the author on this historic date!
PODCAST on WGIR, New Hampshires News Radio
Teen Marine tackles terrorists in Deborah Curtin’s action-packed novel honoring troops, showing new dangers to USA.
Terrorism Thriller ‘Today is the Day’
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Two Key decision factors that the Award Committee looks for in a book are as follows:
- General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
- The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.