Friday, April 05, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & Art Paul Carter, green Spring

Green Spring, 2024

Going back in time to 3-2017 an abstract painting of 

(Dana cove yesterday)

I like to go back in time to the original art work and see where I was on my art journey and life.
I first started with a light blue in the sky, and added a little bit into the water and the waves
I added some darker blue into the sky, to give it more depth, and into the waves
Here is the completed highlighting from the sky to the ocean to the clouds to the mountain to the waves and the sun. Each one has been highlighted, including the rocks.
Original art by Paul Carter

Dana Cove Killer Dana yesterday for those that enjoyed the waves before the harbor I can only imagine how beautiful it was.
I added San Clemente and Catalina island.   I also think of the native indigenous people that lived off the land for thousands of years.
I have surfed outside the jetty a few times and on the right direction swell. It gets pretty good and you definitely want to know where the rocks are before you go out.
Thank you each for following the journey and joining me on Instagram and YouTube @paulcarterart I appreciate our positive uplifting conversations in and out of the water.

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

 Inspired by nature, a small 4 x 6 canvas board.  This is an original painting and sketch.

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, 2024
I am inspired by clouds and the multi colors of nature.
Spring time photo by Paul Carter 2024
Embrace the seasons of change from releasing to renewing and restoring.
Art and photography by Paul Carter
When I walk out in the mountains I often think of those that paved the way before me, and how they lived off the land.
Springtime photo by Paul Carter 2024
Embrace your creativity and remember, social media is not being social.

Texting is not healthy communication yes, it is used for yes and no and short answers but not personal issues or conversations.
Thank you each for following the journey and as always, I appreciate the positive support, intentions and uplifting conversations in and out of the water. 

Have an awesome day. Happy Easter..

Friday, March 15, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, since 1993
Custom abstract, art and paintings and sketches, since 2000
From my experience, all the best Surfboards I’ve ever had are from Shaper‘s that surf.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, 2024

 If you ride a surfboard, you are a surfer not a Long boarder or a short boarder.
Custom shaped and painted Surfboards by Paul Carter
Thanks Bill for the photo that is a fun all-around surfboard with a few a few fin options.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

For all the surfers around the planet look both ways before you take off.  

Please respect the planet and pack your trash and respect each other in and out of the water. 

Thank you each for the positive, uplifting conversations and thank you for reading these time capsules


Sunday, February 11, 2024

The power of positive perceptions by Paul Carter

 the power of positive perceptions

Learning to have a positive perception is a training a daily practice of awareness.

What do you see in this first picture? Where does your perception go?

Time capsule by Paula Carter 2-2024
I am reminded of the power of staying present today, in the moment to experience the beauty of nature and life much more.
Seeing the beauty of nature by Paul Carter
Clouds are amazing and they represent abstract Expressionism and visionary art because there’s so much to see in the layers and the colors in the shades of clouds. 
See the good in the clouds of life by Paul Carter
As I look at this time capsule, I’m reminded of the importance of a strong mind with strong roots.

Learning to self regulate out of the sympathetic nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system is very important on a daily basis
Palm trees, silhouette by Paul Carter

 Thank you for following the journey.

For those that would like to learn a powerful, beginning, breathing meditation Simply call for a 10-20 minute phone conversation.  

A time to listen and learn about the options to better health and happiness.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Freedom & prosperity art by Paul Carter

Freedom and prosperity

What do those two words mean to you?

Freedom to me means by choice not chance.

Prosperity to me is much more than money.

Spirituality to me it’s not about religion. It’s about relationship to oneself and a higher positive, power or name you choose.

Creative art sketches by Paul Carter
This freedom sketch was inspired by a conversation I had on the phone with an individual who was present and focused with positive intention.

I did share with the individual that I was creating a sketch by the different words that came up for each of us in our uplifting conversation.

Here is the completed sketch for you to go on a journey through your own perceptions and see how you think and feel as you read and see what you want to see And perceive.

Custom art sketches by Paul Carter, sanclementesurfboards
Here is a completed sketch on prosperity with some positive reminders of what really matters in one’s life and in my life.  These are some of the choices and new perceptions that I’ve worked on.

Thank you each for taking the time to read this blog journal of my journey of learning by doing. 

I look forward to seeing you in the water and having positive uplifting conversations on land.
Positive freehand art by Paul Carter


Monday, January 01, 2024

Silence in a sunset San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

Silence in the sunset

Watching a sunset is an empowering time to reflect on the day with gratitude.

The first image is a panoramic, painted surfboard, showing San Clemente to Dana Point.

Today is 1230, 2023 a short reflection of the last year of growth from the inside out of the uplifting empowering conversations with family and friends.  I think each and everyone of you for the Positive support and intentions.

Sanclementesurfboards & art by Paul Carter
Whoever you are in the world, take that time to watch the sunset, as well as watch the sunrise it’s powerful to keep the body on the circadian rhythm of the Sun.
Sunset at Sano by Paul Carter
Keep life simple and minimal with healthy priorities, and healthy boundaries.   
Respect yourself and others and remember with awareness of one’s thoughts and the feelings you have to choose either positive or negative.  So ask yourself often, do I like the way I am thinking and feeling..
The more one becomes aware of the negative conditioning the more one will retrain the mind. 
Changes will happen quickly the more present one becomes.
Dana Point Sunset by Paul Carter
I like to get into my breathing, while watching a sunset, taking 3 to 5 deep diaphragm breaths in my nose and out the mouth.

 Time capsule of the journey of surfing shaping and art 

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Minimal healthy lifestyle art by Paul Carter

Simple, minimal healthy lifestyle, what and where does your perception go with that statement or title?
I am reminded of the importance of healthy priorities. What are my intentions today for the day.?
. This sketch is a reminder of the native life of living in handmaid structures. Getting back to nature, growing one’s own food and staying grounded and connected to nature. I’m finding is very important for a healthy mind, spirit and body..
Time travel art by Paul Carter
Getting out in nature is very important to get and stay grounded.  Put your feet on the ground, in the sand wherever you are..
Having places that are quiet in nature are very empowering on many levels.  Disconnecting from all of the devices is important while you are in nature.
The sketch reminds me of keeping life as simple as possible minimal as possible, and still live a healthy happy quality lifestyle.
It’s not about being perfect. No one is perfect.  Ego is insecurity and constantly looking for validation..  Confidence is learning by doing through experience, and not looking for Validation in one’s life.
Community is important, with family and friends, having trusting people that you can have open and honest and uplifting conversations with is very important.
We are all condition from childhood one way or another, and as we grow up with more awareness one is able to think, see and feel what is important for one’s happiness and health and wealth.
And as I write these words, I’m reminded that each of you that read these words will have your own perception with them.  What is wealth for you?   Some people, call it prosperity, which in my mind is much more than money.
It’s not the survival of the fittest it’s about one’s intention with people, places and things.
It’s community it’s a tribe it’s working together to thrive not just to survive.
Take the time to know they self to clean house mentally and physically.  That can be sitting down, and with a pen and paper and writing out all of the things that matter, and don’t matter, For your health and happiness.
In the past when I was going through a time of stress or confusion, I would sit down and write by myself in a safe place with no one around.  I would let my mind and heart open up and write out anything and everything that came out. 
During this time of writing and releasing and renewing, I would sometimes open up and release tears of all types of emotions.  I say, and share this as 100% heterosexual male.  For men, crying or shedding tears was a sign of weakness growing up.  What I found in my self, and with other men who shared their tears of joy and happiness and sadness.  It was and is a sign of great strength just the opposite of the conditioning I learned along the way.
The image below is a great reminder of taking a black-and-white sketch or situation and retraining, the mind and adding color to one’s life with a more positive self talk, which will empower a positive perspective and perception.
It’s a daily training of focusing on all of the good and learning by doing in the process.  It’s a daily awareness of one’s self talk and the conversations we have with family and friends and people who we might just meet for the first time on the daily journey.
For those that have made it to this point of reading one of the key points of (releasing writing) is I did not go back and read what I wrote during the session.  I actually burn them or shredded the paper to release and let go of all those thoughts, feelings, and emotions that weren’t uplifting and helping me grow from the inside out.
Thank you for reading the blog journey and thank you for all of the uplifting positive conversations I have with you.  Life is about growing forward, not simply going forward.  Embrace the waves of change daily..
Custom art by Paul Carter