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, February 28, 2008

The Joys of Pears and Crack-whores

Mothers, don't let your boys grow-up to marry crack-whores.

As the part of the woe that is our syphilitic existence, the fellow we had lined up to buy our little blue rent house backed out of the deal at the last minute. To say that we are disappointed is an understatement. We still haven't figured out what exactly happened, but is seems that tattooed chain-smoker he recently married has some addiction issues. I imagine that really eats into your money for the closing costs and your interest in becoming a home owner.

Really, we shouldn't be too surprised. The last fellow we had contracted to buy the great blue blight died a week before closing.

At any rate, instead of turning to whiskey, easy women, and heroin, I've been spending a lot of time painting. I've finished a pretty good run of still-life sketches and have some big paintings in the works again. If you are interested, click here and take a look. Any proceeds earned will go to paying someone to finish the Devil Queen. That's a good cause, right?

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Blogger Sandy said...

I like the "Red Apple" and, of course, "Free at Last". Really nice. Sorry about the little blue house. Hopefully someone will fall in love with it and buy it soon.

10:33 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thank you, glad you like the paintings.

As for the Blue House, I've pretty much given up on getting rid of it. It is a cursed house in a way unique to itself. But, thank you for the well wishes.

10:42 AM  

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