The Devil Queen

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

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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!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

You Want a Piece of Me?!

It’s funny how things work. Jack was joking about me posting pictures of the wallpaper on the blog and some eccentric home improvement millionaire wanting a sample of the pattern so they could make reproduction wallpapers for big money. That statement apparently was true with a little editing:

"Jack was joking about me posting pictures of the wallpaper on the blog and some eccentric home improvement millionaire wanting a sample of the pattern so they could make reproduction wallpapers for big money."

So, you want a piece? That is cool with me, but there are a few caveats. Don’t worry, it’s nothing unreasonable.

1) This wallpaper is extremely brittle. I can’t guarantee what kind of shape it’ll be in once it arrives, but I’ll do my best.
2) If you are secretly running a business like Bradbury & Bradbury and use the pattern sample as a template for you new line of wallpaper, I want a percentage of the profits. No, seriously.
3) Build a shrine to the Devil Queen and worship her in all of her dark majesty.

If you (Lisa Jo and Jocelyn) are interested, email me at thedevilqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com (there is a link if you go up to the top of the page and click “view full profile”) and tell me what pattern (ceiling, wall, or both) & how much of it you’d like. I’ll see what I can do for you.

Jocelyn, I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but there is no turtle. I took a second look at the pictures from yesterday, and I can see that it does look like one. But, sadly it isn’t. Here is a better picture. The “turtle” is actually a bunch of palms. If that just ruins the whole thing for you, that is cool. If you still want some, let me know.



8 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Ha! It fooled me too. I was sure it was a turtle yesterday. Heck, it still looks like one. Either way, the paper is awesome! Some friends of mine, who have more money than they know what to do with, paid to have some wallpaper reproduce from a scrap they found in their house. They wouldn’t divulge the cost but they said it was expensive.

Doesn’t Jocelyn work for a wallpaper manufacturer?

12:43 PM  
Blogger JLynnette said...

Great wallpaper! It beats the junk in my house hands down.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Lisa Jo Perdue said...

Reproduce the wallpaper for big money? Alas, no. I'm just a strange artist type who loves old creepy things. And I like to build little shrines....hmmm, a shrine to the Devil Queen? How perfect...

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