Sandhi Schimmel Gold portrait of Marilyn MonroeMost people dump junk mail like catalogues, coupons and menus straight in the bin.

But not Sandhi Schimmel Gold, from Phoenix, Arizona. She earns a small fortune from her creations made out of trash that arrives in her mailbox.

Gold, 56, makes intricate collages that sell for up to $10,000 a portrait  – and all of her materials, apart from glue, don’t cost a dime.

She cuts the paper into pieces and files them by color for future use.

(READ the story w/ photos in the Daily Mail)

Thanks to Julia Frerichs for submitting the link!