The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

My Photo
Name:
Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
Art: From time to time, I receive requests for my art. If you would like to look at more of my art, go to The Failed Artist. If you would like to buy my art, email me. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Thanks!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Sacrifice


No one ever thinks that it could happen to them. Life was good: decent job, loving spouse, and good friends and family. Then, when you least expect it, you find yourself hoisted upon a cold, hard alter. Ghoulish fiends, minions of your dark mistress, pin you down. A corpulent, damp hand slithers into your pocket and seizes hold of your wallet. Tearing your pocket with ruthless enthusiasm, wads of green dollars, credit cards, and tarnished bits of pocket change vanish into the sacrificial fires. One fiend leans in and whispers, “More, she demands it.” And you wonder, what did I do wrong? How did my life become this nightmare?! And, in your heart, you know there is no end to it.





As my friends and family know, I have several hours a week were I am a captive audience of sorts. I can’t work on the Queen or other “must do” items on my daily to-do list. However, I can occasionally pull out my sketchbook and pocket watercolor set to pass the time. Over the last couple of years, a series of Devil Queen related cartoons have emerged. I’ve never considered myself a cartoonist, and I didn’t consciously set out to make a series. It just happened. At the urging of friends and family, I’ve decided to share a few on the blog.

This cartoon/picture was painted several months back, and I would like to refer you back to the “Open Letter to the Devil Queen” post and comments section. Brenda’s comment, “Beg all you want… nothing will placate her bloodlust but offerings of burnt cash wads,” was just too perfect. I can only assume she has been look through my sketchbooks. Perhaps she’s clairvoyant? In any case, I am suspicious.

For the rest of you who are not actively spying on me, enjoy.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jocelyn said...

I absolutely love this.

10:14 AM  
Blogger jm@houseinprogress said...

Holy smokes! Your stuff is GREAT!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I'm surprised one of the "suits" isn't wearing a Lowes apron!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hee hee, that's great!

2:28 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks y'all.

As for the omission of the Lowe's apron, they rate lower in the hierachy of evil than a lot of other folks in my book. Not a bad idea though. It could happen.

11:21 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.26
longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet store, burberry outlet online, kate spade outlet online, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet online, ugg australia, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, nike outlet, polo ralph lauren, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, ugg boots clearance, louis vuitton outlet, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, louis vuitton handbags, christian louboutin outlet, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban outlet, ugg outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, red bottom shoes, cheap oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, replica watches, christian louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet online, tiffany and co, chanel handbags, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton outlet, replica watches, christian louboutin, oakley vault, michael kors handbags, gucci handbags, nike air max, nike free, cheap ugg boots outlet, tiffany jewelry, cheap ugg boots

11:18 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nike air max, nike air force, abercrombie and fitch, burberry pas cher, michael kors canada, mulberry uk, new balance pas cher, nike roshe, scarpe hogan, converse pas cher, coach outlet, nike roshe run, north face, air max, hermes pas cher, louboutin, hollister, oakley pas cher, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, true religion outlet, michael kors, true religion, sac vanessa bruno, ralph lauren uk, ray ban pas cher, coach purses, longchamp pas cher, guess pas cher, vans pas cher, kate spade outlet, nike blazer pas cher, air jordan, hollister uk, lacoste pas cher, nike air max, lululemon outlet online, nike free, tn pas cher, air max pas cher, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, north face pas cher, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, timberland pas cher, coach outlet, longchamp, nike free pas cher, michael kors uk

11:26 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

vans outlet, ray ban, soccer jerseys, hollister clothing store, north face jackets, wedding dresses, north face jackets, mont blanc pens, mac cosmetics, soccer shoes, lululemon outlet, nike air max, nfl jerseys, abercrombie and fitch, converse, jimmy choo shoes, birkin bag, vans, abercrombie, ralph lauren, nike trainers, hollister, bottega veneta, iphone case, p90x workout, giuseppe zanotti, oakley, louboutin, instyler ionic styler, babyliss, asics shoes, longchamp, herve leger, air max, gucci, ferragamo shoes, ghd, insanity workout, celine handbags, valentino shoes, nike roshe, nike air huarache, reebok shoes, new balance outlet, mcm handbags, baseball bats, timberland boots, beats headphones, chi flat iron, converse shoes, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet online

11:31 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac louis vuitton, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, moncler, pandora charms, swarovski jewelry, coach outlet, supra shoes, sac lancel, moncler, moncler outlet, moncler, canada goose, michael kors handbags, wedding dress, canada goose, thomas sabo uk, canada goose, uggs canada, moncler, ugg, moncler, ugg boots, swarovski uk, pandora jewelry, montre femme, juicy couture, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton pas cher, canada goose, louis vuitton canada, barbour, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton uk, canada goose outlet, barbour jackets, pandora jewelry, ugg, michael kors outlet, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs handbags, toms outlet, canada goose pas cher, links of london uk, pandora uk, replica watches, hollister canada, moncler, karen millen, doke gabbana outlet, ugg soldes
ninest123 09.26

11:34 PM  
Blogger dong dong23 said...

jordan 3
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
coach outlet
coach outlet
longchamp handbags
celine handbags
oakley sunglasses
ray bans
kevin durant shoes 8
fitflop sandals
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton
kobe shoes 11
ray ban sunglasses
celine
michael kors outlet
gucci handbags
cheap nfl jerseys
polo ralph lauren
jordan 6
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordans
toms shoes
toms shoes outlet online
michael kors outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors outlet
kate spade handbags
michael kors outlet online
juicy couture
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet
jordan 3 infrared
burberry outlet
christian louboutin sale
rolex submariner
20166.10wengdongdong

12:24 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Site Counter
Website Counter