Sunday, September 24, 2023

New abstract painted surfboard by #paulcarterart

A new abstract painted surfboard in the works.
This is a 9’6 by 22.7/8 I recently shaped to replace another 9’6 I have been riding through the summer.

I took a break starting in May till around the end of august.  
What I learned is the power of letting the brain and body process and reevaluate what’s important.

I was reminded of how much I was distracted on social media, and even more so the aspects of comparing one self to another and the real purpose to share.

I realize that I am grateful to have met and know most of the people on my social media platforms.

It’s very important to not compare one’s life without the need or insecurity of having to validate every aspect of it to anyone.
The video below is the new 96 that is in the Glassing stage at the moment, and I’m looking forward to riding it. 
Why make new boards for myself?
Making new boards for myself keeps the creative, healthy fire stoked with more passion and purpose.

Below is a recently completed 9 foot board with a single fin set up.
I rode this board a couple of days ago for the first time, and I am really stoked and energized the way this board paddles turns glides and nose rides.
I am consistently fine-tuning, all of my surfboards from shortboards to mid range to long boards.

New abstract printed surfboard by Paul Carter
I like the abstract painting on the Surfboards and on canvas it’s a unique one of a kind look that evolved going back to 1988 before I started shaping and creating a business of shaping and art.
I’m really stoked and excited about this board. 
It’s so important to keep the creative fire stoked. Whatever that looks like for you.
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New abstract painted surfboard by Paul Carter


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

New life from broken surfboard #paulcarterart

New life from a broken surfboard
A friend of mine called me one day and said I have 3/4 of a broken 9ft board, would you like it.
He was surfing on a pretty big day when the board broke  a couple feet from the nose.
He stripped all the glass off the board and it was ready to be re-shaped for the second time and a new life.
This is the outline I could cut out of the remaining blank, which was about 3 inches thick.
I decided to go with a 1970s style single fin outline as much as I could with what was left of the blank.
I had to do a lot of rough shaping to shape in the nose, rocker and tail rocker Rails etc.
This board could be ridden in the right Surf.
Ustinov shaped and painted surfboard by Paul Carter
Here are some close-up photos of the hand shaped and hand-painted surfboard.
Custom painted surfboard by Paul Carter
The back has two plugs with a wire through it to hang on the wall, and it does have a long box for single fin set up.
One of kind hand shaped hand painted surfboard by Paul Carter
This is completely free hand painted, and hand shaped using acrylic, paint, with some highlights on the sanded coat before it was lost
Painting a surfboard by Paul Carter

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Remember, keep the creative fire stoked and no validation required from anyone.

Friday, September 01, 2023

The art of solitude by Paul Carter

The art of solitude by Paul Carter 

What is your perception of solitude?
Look up the definition of solitude.

Do you look for solitude at times during a busy day?
I enjoy solitude and I enjoy empowering conversations.

Solitude is a time to learn to know thyself more. To process the good thoughts and negative thoughts and the feelings and emotions one would like to have more of.

In the evening time I like to reflect on the day and the conversations with others and myself with more awareness on what are healthy priorities or not.

I’m reminded often of the importance of self regulating through proper breathing and eating and exercise.

Here is a recent painting I’m working on with the bright colors of nature.  This fin I’m told was found in the ocean rocks and sold at a garage sale. 
I like to recycle things and give them a new life instead of ending up in a landfill.
I clean up the fin and sand it with 80-100 grit before painting.  This fin was apparently reshaped down from a larger fin in the 9 to 10 inch range.
Custom painted surfboard fins by Paul Carter
Above is the first side starting with an outline then adding the colors as you see.

Above is a time capsule of some positive reminder sketches on my YouTube channel.  Thank you each for joining the tribe  and clicking subscribe and all the thumbs up👍🏾

Custom painted fin by Paul CarterHere is the other side showing the moon.   I will be adding some palm trees to both sides and then a clear coat to protect and seal the painting.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Unboxing the brain art by Paul Carter

Keep breaking down the boxes in the brain and in life. 

 Today is the 26 of July 2023.11:15am.

I am reminded of the importance of breaking down boxes in the brain and in life.  

I am at one of the local state parks, and i watched three different people throw boxes in the trash can without breaking them down.  So is it lack of logic or is it laziness or is it selfishness?

I am reminded the importance of breaking down the boxes in the brain, just as a trashcan will get filled up, even quicker with boxes that are not broken down the brain will do the same.

Each and everyone of us is conditioned from childhood through adulthood through social media through movies through family through friends. Keep the good and eliminate  the bad.

When one pushes and forces situations and outcomes in relationships or businesses or business from my experience it might work for a year or five years or 10 years or 20 years however, long it takes for one to wake up with the awareness and logic of really what’s important in one’s life.

Breaking down boxes for art by Paul Carter

So this metaphor of breaking down boxes in the brain applies to the physical side as well.  So ask yourself how many boxes of stuff do you have in your brain and in your life and your house that you want to clean out and donate, sell or give to those you think will you is it.

Here is a small insight of a book I am inspired to create.

Once upon a time there lived a boy wise before his time.  He lived his youth in solitude and learned the meaning of gratitude. 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Discipline training through art by #paulcarterart

Art is a training through discipline.

I am reminded more and more with each new piece of art. I am inspired to create.

The reminders are the daily discipline the positive choices, the healthy priorities, the healthy reminders and the healthy boundaries in every area of one’s life.

I like to recycle material when possible, using wood old surfboard fins, cardboard, food boxes.

The first image is the rough draft of the inspired art.
I am using Poska paint pens, which makes things a little simpler to get the details.
Art is a discipline by Paul Carter
Acting on the inspiration is one thing acting with discipline by choice is training each is empowering.

I have logged out of my Instagram and Facebook account in the last few months and the first week or two. I found myself wanting to check in and post get the Dopamine fix and compare. 

All of these thoughts most through the subconscious mind learn through the subliminal addiction of social media and conditioning .

Everyone does it whether you realize it or not.

Some of the empowering realities are less distractions, which intern creates more focus more clarity and a lot more energy in many areas of my life.

Painting process of art by Paul Carter

 I will be focused more on my website/blog page and YouTube for the time being.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Custom painted native life art positive reminders by Paul Carter

Once upon a time there lived a tribe of native Indians.

Imagine a time before electricity before phones before cars before cell phones before the Internet before social media, imagine.

Imagine, living off the land for your shelter for food and water everything to live and not just survive but thrive. 
Ustom original art native life by Paul Carter
I am reminded often the importance of positive intentions and uplifting conversations.

What are your healthy priorities?  Are you aware of the positive and negative conditioning in your mind?

Do you have healthy habits and rituals to maintain your health happiness, and the priorities of wealth?

As I write these words I’m reminded that you will read them and perceive them in your own mind positive or negative.

I like to focus on the good the positive thoughts, positive words, and the positive people that speak the truth with positive intentions.

Each and everyone of us has layers upon layers of conditioning, and the key is to recognize the negative conditioning the patterns that one will repeat stuck in the mental and chemical reactions of thinking, and the drama, which is a drug in itself.

I have learned and continue to learn by doing daily, through exercise through surfing, and more importantly, the mind spirit and body to self regulate to train my mind how to stay present and get present through proper breathing and meditation.

When I mention breathing or meditation, it takes consistent training to learn the power of the mind and body through both.

It doesn’t mean that one has to sit for 2 to 3 hours a day to learn.

Custom art San Mateo Treatles native life by Paul Carter

 Learning to self regulate without drugs or alcohol, is pure freedom each has there many drawbacks and ultimately ask yourself. Do you want to have a clear mind and body, or rely on drugs and alcohol and wake up ties and in a fog daily.

Imagine, breaking the chains of the layers of conditioned lies one day at a time to the point to where you wake up happier and healthier and yes, we all wake up sometimes with negative thoughts but that changes over time when one disconnects from the distractions of social media and people and TV and places and let the mind have time to process and get presents with more peace overtime it does get stronger 

To be continued, I thank each and everyone of you for the positive uplifting conversations.

I will be writing more blogs, and for the time being taking a break on social media.

Final words are keep cleaning house, mentally spiritually, physically of all of the stuff that is no longer useful in your life.

So donate sell giveaway, the stuff and minimize the stuff in your life for more positive energy and space.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Custom made surfboards and art Paul Carter #paulcarterart

This is a custom shaped and painted 10ft single fin for some fun gliding and smooth turning.

San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Abstract original art with a surf surf seen in the sano shack.
Custom made surfboards by Paul Carter

A native Indian dream scene showing the simple healthy life to live by. 
How much stuff do we really need and with that having to maintain it all.
Thanks for checking out the journey. 
Custom made original art native life painting by Paul Carter 6-2023

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