Friday, July 29, 2022

Custom san Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

Imagination is empowering when one acts on it and creates from it.
Imagine shaping a board fine sanded all nice and smooth and everything blended together.
It took many years for me to build the confidence through learning by doing.   Experience is priceless.

I get a idea of the art in my mind first to show the customer before I even start the board.

When it come time to paint the board I get the colors together and create these one of kind abstract paintings

The next step I will grab a pencil and with the design in mind, I will freehand the sketch/art directly on the foam, yes the foam with no tracing.

This is the first board I donated to the surfers healing fund raiser put on once a year at the Ritz Carlton.

After I pencil in the design I will paint in the colors with a brush fir the final process, before it goes into the glassing stage.

Thank you each for your positive words and intentions.

 Full free to contact me for a custom surf board for your surfing needs and desires or a beautiful board to light up your home or business.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

The journey from within by Paulcarterart

 Everyday you, me and we, have to make choices from the inside out, which I believe the real journey begins from within๐Ÿ—


I have learned by doing through my life, and the true test began 5 years 7 months ago๐ŸŒŠ


I had to make many, many, many, life changing choices, to put all I had learned up to that point to the test, the Mental, spiritual, physical, and the soul๐Ÿ”ฅ


I had to face each of these layers of conditioning one hour at a time, one day at a time๐ŸŒ’


The reality of facing the fears, the lies and the negative conditioning takes great courage and strength and patience and perseverance and for me a strong faith into the unknown, from the inside out, by truly staying present one hour one day at a time⏳


Yes I could have forced myself to continue to live from the outside in or make a choice for my life my health and well-being to live from the inside out๐Ÿ—


I am grateful and thankful to say I am not codependent on drugs or alcohol or people, or things to function in my life๐Ÿ—


Natural plants and even alcohol have healthy aspects if used properly and responsibly not everyday, and not being codependent with any of them to function in one’s life is key in general⏳


I do not recommend any drugs or alcohol to anyone and I am not judging anyone for your choices, I am simply sharing parts of my journey,  if you can’t control it don’t do it๐Ÿ—


It’s a daily training of how do you want to feel, how do you want to live, how do you want to share your  passion and purpose to help others ? not jus oneself๐Ÿ—


I have not shared my journey with to many people by choice and I will say as I mentioned going back in time to 5 years 7 months I had to seriously choose to live and rebuild my life from the inside out mentally, spiritually, physically, and financially⏳

To be continued with parts here and Instagram 


Thank you to each and everyone of you for the empowering positive conversations and support on this journey๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ


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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Art in a bottle by Paul Carter

The positive messages in a bottle

As I write the above words I flash through childhood memories and emotions of different parts of my journey.
I believe and feel my mother planted the first positive seeds that have grown into strong roots. 
Being the youngest of 9 siblings there are 7 boys 
 and 2 girls. 
 I learned so much from each and everyone of them and the variety of people in the neighborhood’s.
I learned a lot in grade school which was awesome and grew up with most of the people from kindergarten to eighth grade with only a few new kids every other year or so.
I remember on either my 18th or 19th birthday a group of friends gave me a 2 inch book of positive quotes from all types of people.
Yes I read through that book periodically for many years and eventually was stored in one of the many boxes of stuff.
Yes there are many points to why I share these thoughts that come up, and the boxes of stuff is both mental and physical.

There is not one point or tip or hack or quick fix, it’s a seasonal journey of waves of change.
As I learned both personal and business hi began to realize they both are connected and take time and energy.
So began cleaning house mentally and physically and going through many, many boxes. It took and takes lot of time and energy and emotions to go through those mental and physical boxes and decide what to let go of and what to keep, give, sell or donate.

The art that I began with was tropical dreams murals and evolved into more abstract into the positive reminders for daily life.
So the bottle is a inspiration from childhood through to the present from movies from friends and family, to the importance of the mind and the positive self talk and the Conversations.
Choosing the thoughts and words is a training and it’s a daily hourly training in between life‘s responsibilities.

I would paint my personal surfboards and add positive reminders to look at in between waiting for waves. 

That evolved through friends boards into many customers and into painting amd drawings into A first and second edition coloring book for all ages called waves of change.
The first edition laid the foundation and truly helped me to stay focused on the good on the positive thoughts the positive words the positive people in my life and learning by doing mentally, spiritually, and  physically daily.
The second edition is a journal journey of art learning and the mental and physical training of inspired creativity.
Positive imagination art by Paul Carter

I am grateful and thankful for each and everyone of you for your positive support words energy and intentions.

Find your passion and purpose and do not compare yourself to anyone else’s if you were doing good and sharing good and planting positive seeds cultivate it go for it, 
No validation is required simply trust the process and build your confidence through courage.

First edition for all ages

Second edition the inside out journey 


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Custom painted surfboards Paul Carter

 The journey of the evolution of shaping to these four boards are replicas of short board outlines using real templates and same process of dimensions and curves.

These four boards I used 1/4 plywood to 1/2 inch depending on the size of the board.

The sizes range between 4’10 up to 6ft.

Original freehand artwork using acrylic paints and some highlights using paint pens.

Custom original artwork by Paul Carter

This is the first board I donated in 2021 for the surfers healing fund raiser for autism.   I am stoked ti be part of a variety of artist at the Ritz Carlton.

Have a inspired creative day and remember learning by doing is the only way.

Working on book 3 of waves of change and here are the first and second edition to color to journal and to read the empowering words and reminders through the sketches.

First edition 

Second edition 

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Daily positive reminders art Paul Carter

I am grateful and thankful for all of my family and friends.

The tree of life a daily choice to plant the positive seeds and water them with positive thoughts and intentions daily.

The umbrella will make your own perception try to make sense of why the umbrella.

A creative friend shared a dream and in the dream the umbrella is the learning and positive support from family and friends.
Daily gratitude art by Paul Carter

I believe and feel that the imagination is what creates one’s life.  Yes how we are each raised is a factor and what we choose to focus on and think and imagine daily is the journey.

Sunset solitude by Paul Carter
So today be aware of the self talk inner and outer.  Train the brain into more positive self talk daily is key

Thank you for choosing the positive thoughts words and intentions today.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Springtime inspiration by Paul Carter

It’s very inspiring for me to experience the 4 seasons of color and spring is the most colorful time want nature.

Those are wild flowers above and below are flowers from the ecology center In San Juan Capistrano.

It is a certified regenerative organic farm open seven days a week with healthy clean produce and much more.

Get out and explore nature in your areas and embrace it all with gratitude.
I get inspired to create art from nature to reading the Bible to movies to music and much more.

This is a spontaneous sketch of healthy positive reminders for the daily journey of life.  

The first Edition of (waves of change) was a time of about 3/4 years with a few later sketches that really helped keep my mind-spirit-body & soul present and focused on the positives in my life.   

Positive art by surfer shaper artist Paul Carter
It is important for myself to take time in the early morning to meditate on gratitude and thank God for the gift of life and family and friends.  

Here is the first edition book and thank you for choosing to stay focused on the positive waves of change daily.  

 Waves of change


Monday, March 14, 2022

Wine & waves art by Paul Carter

I was recently listening to a podcast call the black wine guy experience and it was a interview with I think John and Dottie, sharing the journey and how wine became part of the life and business.

This sketch is a great reminder in many levels to train the brain with the positive focus and words daily.
Positive daily reminders art by Paul Carter

Here is one of two sketches I completed inspired by the podcast.   I have been fortunate and blessed to travel to France and I stayed in a vineyard outside of Bordeaux.

Traveling is the best experience in so many levels.

Wine and waves art by Paul Carter

 Thanks a lot for taking the time to read the journey.

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