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| October 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Title: ChicaGHOUL

By: Eulalio Fabie DeSilva
October 26, 2008 – It is that time of the year to see hordes of ghouls, monsters and other creatures gracing the front lawns to celebrate and scare kids during the trick or treat holiday. Hovering above the scattered Autumn’s golden and red leaves, a ghoul or two can be seen stalking anyone nearing this northside Ravenswood neighborhood.

Hanging from the wiring still gives it a half surreal and half Disney-esque look, but it’s a major upgrade from the usual white-sheet-over-heads and cut out holes for our eyes to see. Seen from this digital sepia photograph, evokes otherworldly and freakingly frightening with its outstretched arm.

This photograph also give the eery feel to Poe’s “The Raven”. Dark, sinister-like and a little tip that an evening stroll along the Ravenswood blocks will never be a lame halloween, nevermore!
Eulalio DeSilva is a Chicago-based Artist-Painter (also a Graphic Designer and Photographer) has been exhibiting for more than 10 years with over 40 group shows up to date, and working on his major solo exhibition for 2009 at the Riverside Art Center just within the outskirt of Chicago. He resides with his family in the North side of Chicago with his wonderful wife and a budding artist son, Michael (11 yr old). Visit his art website at www.fabiedesilva.com.

Category: Art & Leisure

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Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Lead blogger for TheChicagoMoms.com, and Co-Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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  1. Jen Khatchatrian says:

    Amazing picture. My kids have been picking out which is the scariest decoration in the neighborhood but this could take the cake.

  2. MJ Tam says:

    Just looking at this pic makes me scared already. What can I say, I’m a big wuss!

  3. Parker says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the loving mothers on the Earth! Tomorrow is Mothering Sunday here in the United States and I know that eventhough it is celebrated on a different date depending on where you are, I still want to greet all mothers on this special day!

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