A Mixed Media shop specializing in Marian Art. Artwork by Michelle L. Saxon.


They say that out of pain and heartache come growth and grace. I am living proof of that. I lost my precious mother on August 29, 2011. Out of that tremendous loss I have found an unmatched amount of grace and a brand new me.

The name “TeaBags & Gardenias” is in tribute to my mother. My mom loved tea. She took sugar and milk. She also would say “tough teabags!” instead of cuss!  The gardenia is a special flower to us. We loved the smell and the perfection of it. I took a gardenia from one of our bushes to the hospital to try and “smell” her back to us.  Needless to say, it didn’t work.

If you are interested in a piece of art created just for you, please message me. I’d love to make a beautiful canvas with you in mind!

She missed her mother.  She mourned her mother with every fiber of her being.  She took the pain and turned it into beauty. She tapped into a new love to dull the pain.  She paints from her heart in tribute to her mom.  She knows her mother guides her hands. Her mom would be so very proud.

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