Saturday, January 29, 2011

Etsy Store Opening and Update : )

I have something I am very excited about to share. Several people in my life have been encouraging me to market my artwork for years... but I’m not the marketing type. My brother Ben masterminded the idea of starting an Etsy store to sell fine art prints of my paintings and some of my drawings. He has done an amazing job photographing my artwork with his super high quality professional camera. Another sibling will administrate the store for me and all of the proceeds will go to Arts For Life, and Doctors Without Borders.

Ben just opened the shop today, and more artwork will be added soon, please check back for more artwork over the next few weeks.

It feels really good to have artwork for sale that will help these organizations in their work to relieve suffering and bring hope to so many people.

As for me, my time feels shorter and shorter and I am living with greater and greater excitement about finding out what Heaven will be like. I wonder what Jesus will look like when I see Him? I wonder many, many things, all kinds of things, with a heart filled with hope and peace, thanks to His overwhelming grace.

In His Grip, For His Glory, Martha


  1. Martha, continuing prayers come your way daily, I, because of you, have found ways to speak to God that I have never experienced before, for this I thank you! Martha, you are very strong and source of inspiration to me, following your journey, has made me appreciate things so much more than I ever thought possible and I start each day being thankful to the creator of all things, I find beauty in things that normally would not have made an impression.....I have learned alot because of your journey anmd I am very thankful, I do not feel sad for you - I am happy that you are so at peace with yourself and your feelings. I pray that the end of your journey is near and that it will bring you relief from the pain and discomfort that you have suffered for so long. God is good and his glory will prevail over all things!!!! Love ya Erica Burchette -

  2. Congratulations on the shop! I for one am excited that Martha-art is hitting the market at last.

    Ben and Alexis have been keeping us updated on your health, and you're more and more in my thoughts and prayers these days. Someday I will get the chance to meet you, and I'm looking forward to it very much.

  3. Love, love, love that this is happening! Love hearing your excitement in your post. Comforted by your peaceful and hopeful heart.

    Praying for you daily, Martha! Love, Susan T.

  4. So excited about the shop! LOVE IT! You are super talented! Sending you much love!


  5. Dearest Martha, I'm not sure what Jesus will look like either, but I do know one thing. He will be smiling when he looks at you! Love Annie
    PS I am soooo excited about the store :)

  6. love the etsy web site in general, i am going to now put it in my favorites and check in on the site on occasion. as always, praying and praying for your next journey to heaven to be peaceful and full of love. praying and praying for your family and friends. forever in my heart...

  7. Sweet friend,

    Not one new beginning, but two! How exciting!!!

    What a legacy and act of generosity. You have not suffered in vain. Your life will continue to touch the hearts of so many throughout time.


  8. This is simply awesome... I'm thrilled for you, and for all of us who will benefit from the beauty you create.

    Still praying and much, much love.


  9. I'm so excited, M!! it is through a veil of happy tears that I write this...I know this means so much to you, and will be a mnistry to others -- unknown, but very loved! :-) L

  10. Verses brought to my attn yesterday in S.S. - 2 Cor 4:17-18 - "For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient but the things that are unseen are eternal.

    Looking at the world news the last couple of days makes me realize that perhaps very soon the peace and prosperity we have enjoyed for the last 50 years will be gone, and life will become very hard. The Lord has certainly blessed you, as he is taking you to Himself before the rest of go through really hard times here.

    I am a cancer survivor, and know that if it recurs, and becomes terminal, I too will be with the Lord, and plan to see you there. Am praying for you.

    Love in Christ,

  11. "Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Mt. 5:15-16.
    Thank you, Martha, for allowing His light to shine through you!

  12. Martha,
    We wanted to buy some of your art work, and feel that this will benefit so many lives.
    This prayer has been in my heart for you:
    "May choirs of angels escort you into paradise; and may the martyrs receive and welcome you;
    may they bring you home into the holy city Jerusalem.
    May the holy angels welcome you, and with Lazarus, who lived in poverty, may you have everlasting rest.
    Lynn H. Redeemer Presbyterian

  13. for the joy that was set before Him, Christ endured the cross

    oh for the joy!!!

  14. Hi Martha,

    Thinking of you very often and praying for you. Your beauty and gifts continue to bless me. The news about the etsy store is very exciting!

    Love you,

  15. You are so blessed with so many dear friends and family. I hope that their words of encouragement will bring you joy today as you inch ever closer to seeing the one who become sin that we might have His righteousness and live eternally with Him. Your beauty, the beauty He made you, will live on in the beauty you created and in the lives you have touched and will keep touching. We are praying for you, peace and grace, and the same for your family.
    Love Judy

  16. So glad that you get to share you art in this way! My daughter and I love looking at the things you create as they are just so neat and imaginative. That is wonderful that this has come together for you through your brothers! Megan