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!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ask and You Shall Receive

Allison, you asked for this on a “cap sleeve t-shirt,” and here it is (scroll to the very bottom).

As I mentioned before, the original version of Voodoo Contracting had some quality control issues. One of the trickiest things about reproducing original artwork is getting the colors to transfer true. The original t-shirt failed this test. I spent two days tweaking it in Photoshop, and I think the end result will look much better (and brighter too).

If it doesn’t, please let me know. I haven't printed off one of these new ones for myself yet, so I’m trusting that it worked.

I think the prices are a little high. There is a nominal mark-up to cover the cost of having a “premium” Cafepress store front, but most of the cost (over 90%) is their base price.


Blogger Allison said...

Awesome!!! I'll post the link on my blog. You should mark up the prices and funnel the money into the Queen.

6:51 PM  
Blogger John said...


I probably will at some point in the near future, but I'd keep it low at first (to lure folks in) to see how it goes.

Let me how it loooks, I haven't gotten a 2.0 version of the shirt yet.


8:51 AM  

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