The Stubborn Scorpio – Article in The Herald!

This is where I have my paintings for sale right now! Read the article in this week’s Newcastle Herald for The Stubborn Scorpio!

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4929519/a-little-cafe-with-heart/?cs=2373

Heather Scott is living her dream.

For the past 12 years the coffee lover, artist and mother-of-two has had an idea brewing away in the back of her mind. Why not combine all her passions in the one business?

And so The Stubborn Scorpio Cafe and Art House was born. The funky little cafe opened in July at what was formerly known as The Mosh Pit on Cardiff’s Main Road.

“It was a matter of opportunity and timing,” Scott told Food & Wine.

“I had been working at The Mosh Pit for three years as a barista when my boss decided to sell the cafe part of her business. I couldn’t stand the idea of a stranger coming in and possibly destroying the heart and soul of the place.

“I also didn’t like my chances of finding another job I loved as much as this one.”

She has “spent her entire working life” in hospitality.

“Straight out of school I started at the Newcastle University Union where for the next 10 years I did every kind of food and beverage job there was,” she explained.

“I had a seven-year break when I had my children and The Mosh Pit came along when I was desperate to find myself again after being a single parent for so many years. It saved me. I hope I can create something just as special and important for someone else.”

The food offering is a collaboration with a friend and talented cook.

“We brainstorm ideas constantly. We are very much on the same wavelength and love food made from scratch that is healthy and delicious.”

The Stubborn Scorpio has a set breakfast and lunch menu but all sorts of specials can pop up on the cafe’s Facebook page without warning. The takeaway hummus and vegetable sticks, for example, have been popular at $5 a tub.

“We are certainly not a vegan-only cafe however the demand is growing and we love to provide a variety of options,” Scott said.

The cafe is as much about supporting the local arts community as it is about good coffee and food. Artists can exhibit their works in the in-house gallery and many are offered for sale.

“We display and sell artworks of all types from exclusively local artists,” she said.

“These people are our customers, friends of friends or people who live down the road. I wanted to provide an outlet for artists, for people who are trying to turn a hobby into a career. To give someone a start.”

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The Stubborn Scorpio – Cafe and Art House

WOWEE! Very proud and excited to have my paintings for sale at The Stubborn Scorpio – Cafe and Art House!! 👍😀❤️🎨🎉🥇⭐️

The Stubborn Scorpio is a cafe and art house in Cardiff.

The Cafe provides GLEE coffee, great food and sell works from local artists in their in-house gallery.

Cafe and Art House, making yummy food, great coffee and surround by amazing art by local artists.

Funky vibe with friendly staff and cool tunes playing.

Serving Glee Coffee and plenty of homemade food that include vegan and vegetarian options.

272 Main Rd, Cardiff, 0476 222 478
https://www.facebook.com/thestubbornscorpio/
https://www.instagram.com/thestubbornscorpiocafe/
thestubbornscorpiocafe@gmail.com
Mon – Fri 7.30am-2.30pm
Sat 7.30am- 1pm (food served until 12pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paintings for sale:

Embarrassed Watermelon by Margo Humphries. $395 framed 72 cm w x 96 cm h

Aquatic 1 by Margo Humphries. Size 42×65. $500 FRAMED

Gumleaf by Margo Humphries. Size 30x50cm. Canvas $50

Hibiscus Flower by Margo Humphries. Size 40x40cm. Canvas $50

She Nudged Him Back by Margo Humphries. Size 30x60cm. Canvas $50

Christmas Art Bazaar Lambton Park – Sunday 19 November 2017

I will be one of the stallholders at this year’s Christmas Art Bazaar at Lambton Park where there’ll be a huge variety of gift ideas! I will have my paintings for sale.

Art Bazaar has been Newcastle’s essential Christmas shopping destination since 2002. Hunter Arts Network’s third Art Bazaar at Lambton Park is being held on Sunday 19 November 2017 from 9am – 3pm. Lambton Park is located on the Corner of Howe & Morehead Sts, Lambton, so Art Bazaar will be surrounded by beautiful parklands & great scenery. Lambton is a densely populated residential area located around some of Newcastle’s main roads making it a convenient suburb for transport. Art Bazaar is also within easy walking distance from many cafes and venues, including the new Lambton Park Tea Rooms, Lambton Park Hotel, and more. Visit www.artbazaar.com.au 

Art Bazaar Pop Up Weekend 2017 – it’s a wrap!

Hunter Arts Network’s Art Bazaar Pop Up Weekend was on this weekend at The Levee during the Aroma Festival at Maitland on Saturday 12 August and at Dan Rees St Carpark at Wallsend Winter Fair on Sunday 13 August. I had a stall at both events which both drew a massive crowds around 30,000 at one of them! We had fantastic weather and yesterday was more like Summer than Winter! I sold one of my original paintings and one of my new acrylic block prints!

Photos from Art Bazaar Pop Up at The Levee on Saturday 12 August 2017:


 

Photos from Art Bazaar Pop Up at Wallsend Winter Fair on Sunday 13 August 2017:

Art Bazaar Pop Up Wallsend Winter Fair 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter Arts Network is excited to launch Art Bazaar Pop Up in 2017. The first Art Bazaar Pop Up will be held at Wallsend Winter Fair on Sunday 13 August 2017 in the Dan Rees Street Carpark. Stallholder applications will be open soon.

The Wallsend Winter Fair is a free fun filled, family friendly day. It is one of the largest, if not the largest street event in the Newcastle LGA; attracting up to 30,000 visitors throughout the day.

Browse through approximately 120 vibrant specialty stalls and local businesses, that will be offering unique arts, crafts, gifts, clothing, jewellery and much more.

Take a break and enjoy the many fresh and tasty food cuisines on offer in the food precinct and from our local cafes & restaurants. Visitors can also sit back and enjoy local musicians, school bands, choirs and dance schools perform on our two stages

Visitors that enjoy the thrill of amusement rides – there will be two precincts offering the latest rides for all the family.

You are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE family event!!

The Wallsend Winter Fair is a Wallsend Town Business Association project.

Visit http://www.winterfair.com.au/

Bush to Beach Art Exhibition at The Bank Glass Gallery, Newcastle West

Three of my paintings have been accepted for the Bush to Beach Exhibition at The Bank Glass Gallery! 👍🎨❤️🎉

The exhibition will run from Thursday 27 April – Saturday 13 May 2017 at 564 Hunter St, Newcastle West.

Opening Night – Thursday 27th April 6pm.

The Bank Glass Gallery opened in Feb 2016, and is owner operated by Lee Howes a Novocastrian glass artist. Lee and her husband Tim bought the premises and have converted the ground floor into a studio and gallery and an upstairs residence. Lee operates her “Lee Howes Glass” business form her studio and sells glass art and other hunter based artwork from the gallery space.

The gallery is showcasing the work of local artists across a range styles. There will be paintings, ceramics, photography, wood work, jewellery, textiles, and of course glass.

Spread the word and support local artists

Visit http://www.leehowesglass.com.au/ #thebankglassgallery

Art Bazaar held at Warners Bay today

Art Bazaar was held at Warners Bay today for the first time by Hunter Arts Network where I had a stall to sell my paintings. Despite an overnight drenching and almost gale force winds, the weather calmed down and the event went ahead. We had a very overcast day but we still managed to attract a great crowd which was constant for most of the event, although we had to pack up one hour early when the weather suddenly turned again. There were almost 60 artisan stalls at the market and I had a pleasing result with two of my paintings being sold. For more information about the event visit http://hunterartsnetwork.org/

Margo Humphries Original Paintings for sale at Art Bazaar Warners Bay 2 April 2017

Here are all of my original ready-to-hang canvas & framed paintings that I will have for sale at Art Bazaar Warners Bay on Sunday 2 April 2017 from 10am to 3pm.

Warner Park is located on the Corner of The Esplanade & Lake St, Warners Bay, next to Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre. Warners Bay is a popular scenic lakeside suburb located at the northern end of Lake Macquarie. It’s Foreshore is the hub for recreational activity, specialty shopping, entertainment and dining.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtBazaarHunter

Contact margo@kasarndesigns.com

SALE – ONLY $10 EACH!!

I’m having a sale before Art Bazaar on 2 April 2017 at Warners Bay to make room for some new paintings! Some of my older paintings have been drastically reduced in price. Check out the savings here – ONLY $10 EACH!! Contact margo@kasarndesigns.com

Rhonda’s Originals Grand Opening Exhibition “Young at Heart”

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This afternoon I attended the opening of Rhonda’s Originals Grand Opening Exhibition “Young at Heart”. Here are my two paintings in the exhibition –
Aquatic 1, Size 42×65, acrylic on board, FRAMED $500
St Kilda Beach Size 19x25cm, Acrylic on Canvas $100

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33 Alma Rd, New Lambton. Gallery hours 10am-4pm Wed to Fri & 10am-2pm Sat. https://www.facebook.com/RhondasOriginalsGallery