“Do what you love and the money will come.” It’s an old saying that’s proven true — at least for artist Sandhi Schimmel.

After climbing the career ladder and becoming a successful corporate executive, Schimmel gave it all up to pursue her true passion. Now, she’s working as an artist and loving life. She says she’s in love with every piece she makes, dreams about her work and immerses herself in the new career. And she says she’s working harder than ever.

So what exactly does she do? Schimmel makes art out of something most of us throw away: junk mail.

To see some of Schimmel’s art, visit her website here.