Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Be present with positive reminders by Paul Carter

                  The journey continues from the inside out.  

Creating original art by being present is a test and a exercise for me to stay in the moment and create with an open mind.

The mind and body are very powerful and to learn by doing is the journey I have been on most of life.  

I have been on a journey to learn about the conscious mind and the subconscious mind and what separates them and how does one break through the many layers of conditioning that is pasted on from generation to generation both positive and unfortunately negative, not even realizing it.

As you read this time capsule of art it is a reflection of my life and the life around the planet.

I have broken through many layers of co-dependencies from mental to physical and spiritual and the journey continues.

Keep in mind codependency comes in many forms from caffeine to sugar to drugs to alcohol to sex to sugar to relationships to sports to exercising to work, you get the idea.

Its not about being perfect or ego or money or stuff the house the cars etc.   

It's about learning by doing and truly getting to know thyself from the inside out, and facing the conditioned lies of fear.

I have learned from surfing to running to riding bikes both road and mountain bikes and many more in between.

I am not sharing this info to boost my ego or to make myself feel better.   I am sharing what I have learned and continue to learn with positive intentions to inspire or spark something in you.

Most people don't breathe properly let alone know what chemicals actually get activated when nose and mouth breathing and that is one of the many tools I have learned and continue to learn.

So you see at the beginning of this art drawing journey in bold letters I started with -Be Present- and if I and we are not present in the moment then we are in the past in survival mode which is stress which is conditioning.

To be continued and thank you for checking out the latest.
Original art inspired art San Clemente artist Paul Carter
Be present-by Paul Carter

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Surfboard design drawings by Paul Carter

Dream it, design it, draw it and then create it in a full size custom handshaped surfboard.

When one lets go of living a life of validation from others life becomes a whole new adventure and journey from the inside out. 

No longer living a life of comparing or thinking or worrying about what others may think is a freedom that is exciting and a peace that grows from learning by doing.

Having healthy activities and habits daily, will break through the old unhealthy perceptions of conditioning into healthy new ones.

It’s nit about being perfect it’s about being at peace in knowing thyself and embrace the inspired creativity and enjoy the process by being present 100%.

These are a couple of spontaneous sketches with positive reminders for the journey in and out of the water.
San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter
San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter 

Custom Surfboards and art San Clemente California
Paul Carter surfboards designs 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Custom 2 & 3 stringer surfboards by Paul Carter-058 #paulcartersurfboards

I am always stoked to share the creative journey from the past to the present in this photo is a custom 3 stringer clark foam blank from 2006. 

This is the new stoked owner Lenden with a one of kind stringer set up with two curved stringers with sunset colors in the first photo and the mid morning water colors in the second photo.

 In the video you will see the second custom board with a wedge stringer set up by usblanks.

custom made surfboards all shapes and sizes San Clemente Surfboards by Paul Carter
Custom 3 stringer Hand shaped by
Paul Carter

Hand shaped surfboards made in the USA by Paul Carter
3 stringer by Paul Carter
Clark Foam blank

This was the one I painted of 5 total at the present date and mirenin the way.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Custom made Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

Two custom Hand Shaped Surfboards.

The board on the left is a custom blank made by Clark Foam in 2006.  It is designed with three redwood stringers.  The center stringer is 1/4 inch and the two sides are 1/8 thick for the curves of the waves

I am putting together a short YouTube video for my channel, link is below.  The video will show more of the details of the painted board with more close up shots of the stringers and the colors of the painted waves.
Handshaped Surfboards & art by Paul Carter San Clemente,Ca
Handshaped Surfboards San Clemente
By Paul Carter
The painted board is just under 9’6 by one inch with a 18 inch nose and 22.50 center and a 14.50 tail.

I rode the board is the annual Sano Surf Club contest which was a great time and I managed to get some good waves and a first place wooden trophy.

At the time I wanted to create a clsssic performance style board and a one of kind painting for the art shows and of course surfing and to have fun cruising and nose riding.

The board on the right was a remake from a well used board in the early 2000.

In the early 1990s I saw a Rene Yater board with the same stringer set up and it made logical sense on a few levels.  It only took one board to realize the importants I’d having the stringers wide enough for the coenteenbox to fitnin cleanly.  I handshaped a few hundred of these double wedge stringer boards in all sizes.
San Clemente Surfboards by Paul Carter 2019

It was time to let this board go to a stoked human and I am happy to say it did.

I am working in new surfboard designs in all shapes and sizes so stay tuned and I thank you for checking out the blog posts and following the journey.

I specialize in custom Surfboards in all shapes and sizes for all ages and abilities.

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Custom craftsman surfboard shaper Paul Carter 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The painting of a 1960s fin by Paul Carter

The painting of a 1960s fiberglassed fin called (24 hour dream)

I have painted some fins before but this was the first classic style fin from the 1960s

It had a small delamination of the fin that looked like a wave when I first saw the fin, so I went with the design you see in the first image.
This was designed with pencil then to archyval ink pen and then to paint
pens and final paint that I use on clothing.  
Hand painted 1960s fin by Surfer-Shaper-Artist Paul Carter
Hand painted 1960s fin by Surfer-Shaper-Artist
Paul Carter
Here is the video of the inspired creativity.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Sunrise is Dana Point 1-19

I like to wake up early which is anywhere from 4 to 530 naturally, with no alarm clock.

Watching a sunrise is equivalent to watching a sunset with a variety of colors that inspire my brain and body to create new paintings and drawings.
sailing ship in Dana Point
Sunrise Dana Point by
Paul Carter
The mornings are the times I like to get really focused on the future of the day that I want to create from each level from the inside out.  It takes practice consistently to learn how and it is so empowering to learn how to elevate the thoughts and energy I want to create for my future of the day.
Sunrise in SoCal Dana Point harbor 1-19 Paul Carter
Sunrise Dana Point Harbor
by Paul Carter 1-19
The waves of change start in the present moment not the past.  The past memories and experience are the wisdom and the present thoughts and energy is my future in the present moment.  Over time the mind will become more focused on designing the future instead of the lies of conditioning we have all been programmed with.
waves in dana point
Waves in Dana Point
by Paul Carter 1-19
Keep creating and always stay focused on the thoughts you do want to create in your mind and be aware of the thoughts you do not want to give anymore energy to.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Inspired art by Thomas Kinkade & Paul Carter

Acting on the inspiration when it happens fuels the fire to more and more learning by doing the work.

Here is one such spontaneous art Is inspired by the art of Thomas Kinkade.

I like the houses in the card and the bridges are awesome, so I put together my own perspective of a surf dream.

Next I will start with the first layers of paint and bring it life.

Surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Drawing dreams by Paul Carter
Keep creating and never compare yourself with anyone and always be aware of the thoughts and emotions you do and don’t want in your mind and body and life.

Learn from the past but don’t live in the past it will only keep you stuck in the past and not enjoying this awesome life now in the future.

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