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Step 1 in Halloween creations and design. Time to make my haunted house dream a reality and hopefully inspire along the way.

If your reading this I have hopefully captured your attention so I'll start by saying thank you to all that support the arts! 

I have been gathering materials and researching for over two years now in preparation to make this jump of turning something I love into what I hope can inspire and become a thriving business. This is a multidimensional plan that has many elements so please note this is step 1 and therefore still has bugs to be worked out along the way.

I am beginning by reaching out to like minded people to get in on the ground floor and join me on this journey. I intend to start with smaller projects such as the dummy heads shown in the video. I will be posting new projects approximately every day tens. I also am working on a YouTube channel and a DD JEMS Facebook Page to demonstrate various creations and to teach other artist/diyers some techniques. The goal of this being a way to establish a following but more importantly to find others that can teach me as well. The links for these pages will be in a future segment. I apologize that they are not up and running yet but my children have decided to play an active role in this process and want to create their own online personas. That should be interesting lol.  

In the course of doing this these items will have dual uses, some to be used in a neighborhood haunted house and then stored to build off of later once the official haunted house has been established and others will be sold to fund the long term goal of acquiring the official haunted house.

Another dimension to this is what I think is the most exciting. I have been "playing" with a few materials and hope to make the proper connections with construction clean up crews to use old otherwise hazardous materials, such as paint, and turn them into a new product. This all lends to the concept of reusing and repurposing materials which is very important to me and is the foundation of my business and beliefs.

Time is always a looming barrier. There never seems to be enough of it and in order to start a new business, research materials, create, and still earn a living until it's up and running is a hurdle that is keeping me from my dream. I hope by reaching out, others can see my vision and jump on board. I look forward to expanding with you.

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The reason I chose to set this project up into different segments instead of asking for the long term goal was to eliminate risks. No matter what I will be able to create my gargoyles and create an entrance way. It may take on a different form than intended due to financial limitation or available material but thats the beauty of Halloween...there is no wrong. So for these beginning steps risk is minimal and by the time Phase 2 begins I hope to have a community of people who are ready to take the next step with me.

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