So last weekend there were two major events I was excited to attend. The annual Newberry Library Book Fair (thousands of used books for sale...all 1/2 price on the last day!) and a Sidewalk Sale called "Henry's Hoarders Sale" from one of my favorite thrift shops. I purchased 3 books that are represented in this collage. One of them was a book of paper samples (that I used for the colorful background). One was a Taschen book of 1950s advertisements. Another was a wonderful medical book from the early 1900s. The only piece in this collage that was NOT in those books is the Barbie doll head -- that came from my precut doll head stash. The woman in the slip is actually Elizabeth Taylor as "Maggie the Cat" in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. But I wanted to make the woman in the collage a doll as the man I am referring to in this piece uses women as his "playthings".