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, May 11, 2007

Failed Ambitions

I thought that I'd manage to crank out a slew of witty, informative, and moderately vulgar posts this week, but it isn't going to happen. Too busy and too tired to manage it. However, next week you might be delighted or disgusted to learn all about The Clap, Warming Up for the 2007 Dumbass Awards, strange visitors and long-lost friends, How Darth Vader Made Me Plumb the Bathroom, and other post of questionable value.

The interior painting is nearing the end (semantically speaking). We’re going to try to finish the master bedroom and bathroom this weekend. And, we just might make it. If not, I'll whine about it next week.

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Blogger Augusto said...

Happy Painting!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Good luck John!!

Hey, have you seen the sight dealing with a home made version of the 'silent paint remover'? If not, let me know and I will shoot you the link.

You can e-mail me at: correus at

Larry (Simpson's Folly)

10:07 AM  

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