The Devil Queen

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

My Photo
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, February 16, 2009

I Am Not Dead

Hello all.

I just checked the comments section and thought that I'd let you know that I am not dead. Nothing horrible has happened to me. I have not been attacked by wild dogs. I have not been turned into a zombie. I did not drive my car down a remote ravine and have survive off a diet of urine and beetles until I was discovered hypothermic and insane a week later.

The front door has been taken care of since the last post. Otherwise, nothing has been done on the Devil Queen. I've been busy with a number of non-house projects and obligations, and to be honest, I really haven't been feeling any home improvement mojo.

I will give you all a more detailed post soon and respond to the slew of comments I've received on the last post. Cheers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! Glad to know you are OK, was actually getting a bit worried about you!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

I'm awfully glad to hear that you're not dead. By the way, a long-lost friend showed up on my doorstep the other night and as I was giving him the liitle tour of the house he pointed to the wall and said with a bit of a sneer, "What the hell is THAT?!" He was pointing to my framed Home Improvement Monkey print. I thought you would take this as a compliment. You are a genius.

2:37 AM  
Blogger John said...

Anonymous, thank you for the concern. Really.



As you have correctly surmised, that is not the first time I've heard that about my art, and yes, I take it as high complement. The worst reaction a piece of art can receive is indifference.

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE! Glad you're not dead! "Rumors of my death have been slightly exaggerated..."

Do the stuff you gotta do, and get to the blog later...

Nice front door choice too!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So glad all is well! Do your thing!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found some hilarious websites for you, John!


Fuck My Life. Short vignettes punctuated by "FML", or "fuck my life". Fabulous reading!


Fuck You, Penguin. OMG the lulz

-- Janine

1:45 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Site Counter
Website Counter