About Us

I was diagnosed with stage IV aggressive, incurable sarcoma cancer over 11 years ago. I am the one out of 5 million to have the very rare disease Retroperitoneal Leiomyosarcoma. I’ve had over 100 tumors, 3+ years of chemotherapy, 8 surgeries and 11 years of chronic pain. I’ve been told death was imminent 6 different times. I’ve lost a husband, friends and my career along the way BUT today I claim victory and joy!

I’ve been involved with art and design as a hobby for decades but cancer treatment has left me in chronic pain and I can no longer make jewelry. A few years ago I began looking for a new creative outlet and came across acrylic paint pouring. I devoted myself to learning this craft which is a combination of art and science. Mixing acrylic paint with additives allows me to create multi-colored artwork with a distinctive flair. Creating this abstract art is my happy place. It has saved my mental health during the pandemic.

Sharing my art with you brings me peace and joy!

Today I am tumor-free and in a healthy relationship. If you are in a bad situation right now, please gather up your courage and make the changes for what you need and deserve… the results may surprise you. You may have heard that unicorns do not exist yet here I am.
For Hope to thrive, you need to feed it well… so pull yourself up to life’s table and feast, for today is a great day!

Barb portrait

Barbara Soyka

Owner / Creator

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Frequently Asked Questions


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If you need to clean the coasters, trivets or artwork or want to give them a light polish, use a soft cloth dampened with water to wipe down without doing any damage.
Coasters and trivets are heat resistant to 500° F.

Please choose your artwork carefully as we do not accept returns.
All items are final sale. 

Damaged Artwork

If you notice any serious damage to the outside of the package, please do not accept the delivery and contact us immediately. 

If you notice damage upon unpacking your artwork, contact us within 48 hours of receiving the artwork with digital images of the damage. If we find that the artwork was damaged in transit, we will process a refund upon receiving the returned damaged artwork.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping within the continental US

Made in NY

All products are handmade with love in New York State


All coasters and trivets are coated with StoneCoat epoxy. Food safe and heat resistant up to 500° F.

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