6.16.2009

Vegas equals Art

Vegas always refreshes me. I don't know if it is the bright lights or the sound of the slot machines, but it makes my blood pump and my eyes open. This trip was no exception. I was inspired. Our first night we stayed at the luxurious Encore Hotel. It is part of the Wynn hotel and is said to have cost 2.3 billion to build it. It has 2,034 guestrooms and 9.5 miles of neon. The hotel prides itself on bringing nature inside with tons of windows and natural light. The hotel is filled with butterflies and the color red. I could have spent days just taken in all the decor.
Take a peek!

View from our room.... the kids kept saying their ears popped as they rode the elevators.


Hotel entrance...butterfly statue.

Garden in front of hotel.I was in aw of the red lights in the casino. They were amazing!!!!
The entrance inside the hotel was filled with trees, flowers, and twinkling lights!
It makes me want to make a flowered Styrofoam ball with flowers in it for my studio. It would look so pretty full of pink flowers...hmmmm.

Oh, I think I took pictures of every type of light in the hotel. Just look at the ceiling. Does it make you want to paint?
I thought this was such a unique ceiling covering. Yes, those are lights in it!
Butterflies on the ceiling, butterflies on the floor...they fluttered everywhere.
The floors were made with mosaic tiled butterflies. I want to make a mosaic picture frame.

Red Glitter Butterflies!
My daughter is inspired by fashion. What a great place to see couture pieces. The Chanel skirt has me dreaming of loveliness!


More amazing lights!
It makes me want to bead necklaces or bracelets. The colors are so vibrant!
Even the carpets...reflect pattern and movement.
Yes, we could have stayed in our cozy room for days...but Vegas, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon were calling our names. We had to leave this luxurious hotel and head to Arizona for a piece of art that only God could create!
Glad to be home...so inspired to create. I started with my blog. Hope you like the change.

12 comments:

Caleen said...

I love your new blog look. You always come up with some cute ideas. so creative. just like you.. Looks like you had a great time in Vegas. Beautiful place.. Can't wait to see what you are creating next..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHAT LOVELY PHOTOS! I have never been to Vegas and my goodness...there is much to see! The pinks are great and what I love is that treatment on the ceiling of yellow, poofy material! The gardens are luscious as well. It looks like you all had a great time! Thanks so much for visiting me and yes, dads and memories always bring a tear or two to my eyes. May you have a grand weekend with yours or with someone special to you. Anita

bekimarie said...

Hi Hun
It seems like you've been gone forever. Looks like you've had a great time, i'm not jealous at all lol!
It's just taken me a while to find your award, you'll find it on thursday june 4th's post.
Love your new layout, looks great.
Speak soon
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Sheila R said...

Love your new blog look. The pictures are great. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Tracey said...

What a wonderful place....my best friend visited, a couple of years back and was amazed.
Love Tracey

Vicki C said...

YOu are SO right... ART is everywhere there. Those flower balls where so amazing.. also that totally cool ceiling treatment. Cool!
Glad you had a fun time friend! Always feels good to be home though huh?

tina said...

WOW, Kara, I see what you mean by being inspired! I so love those red chandeliers & the flower orb thingies! I see why your daughter is inspired by fashion! That dress is crazy amazing! Your blog is looking pretty kickin' too, girl ;)

TxScrapAddict said...

Wow! Lots of eye candy. Vegas is truely a magical place. I'm like you, I could spend days discovering and being inspired by all the little details...Love the new blog look!!!

Leah C said...

Ohmigosh...I have never been to Vegas, but your pictures make me want to go! Fabulous photos:) Speaking of fabulous, I am just loving the new look you gave your blog! Now, I am inspired:)

Leah C said...

P.S. Thanks for the link to Shabby Blogs...I'm gonna hop on over and get inspired:)

Lilli said...

Holy Cow! I never would have thought that there would be so much artistic inspiration in a hotel! Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)

Glad you had fun!

Nicki said...

The new blog is fabulous! I love the layout! Very inspiring, I need to get back into it, I've hit a wall. This definitely helps! I LOVE Vegas, maybe when my kiddles get bigger I'll be able to get away!