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


Thursday, November 09, 2023

Custom original art by #paulcarterart

Time travel through art.
When I look at these original paintings, it takes me back to so many time periods on this journey.

These are some of the original art pieces from the past to the present.

The keyhole painting is three-quarter inch plywood that a neighbor was throwing out that I knew would be great.

Keep in mind each one of these pieces is a small reflection of the mental, spiritual physical journey that I was on at that time frame.

The painting under the keyhole was originally a painting of convict Lake on the way to Mammoth.
Yes, I decided to put some waves on the lake and the moon was shining as well.

The painting just to the right of the teepee on the hilltop was originally all black on the white canvas, depicting a native lifestyle.
I decided to add some color and take it to a different level of art.
Original art by Paul Carter
I really like abstract it makes one see what they perceive.

I learned at an early age, the power of positive thinking and feelings which kept growing as the years went on.
Custom art by Paul carter
Each one of these paintings are original freehand, art using acrylic, paints, and paint pens.

This last group of paintings are pretty current. Each one of these paintings have the dates on them to reflect the timeframe on the journey.

I think each and everyone of you for joining the positive tribe on Instagram and YouTube.

I appreciate all of the uplifting and positive conversations.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out, thank you.

Custom surfboards and art by Paul Carter


Monday, October 09, 2023

Living without validation art by Paul Carter

What does living without validation mean to you?
No matter how we are raised being an only child or the youngest of nine, whatever your situation is sooner or later one has to take responsibility with awareness and courage to clean house of the negative conditioning we all have.
I don’t believe in luck or mistakes I believe in learning by doing that is the key
Experience is priceless and there are no losers or winners if one is not learning. 
It’s the people that look at all of the positives all the good no matter the situation are the ones that learn by doing and grow from the inside out with a more healthy positive perspective and perception.

Sunset Laguna beach 2023 by Paul Carter
When I began surfing, I went through many layers of conditioning, and I kept at it.  Yes I went through all of the ups and downs. And yes, I went through the ego journey through the teens and 20s and 30s not knowing I was holding myself back.
To live without validation is true freedom. When getting knocked down or stuck on the merry-go-round the key is getting back up.  
One of the stronger traits I learned early on is to always focus on the good no matter what.
I look at the painting below and I am grateful and thankful that I kept learning how to sketch and blend colors and paint these murals.  This is a painting of San Clemente and Dana Point little did I know that when I started shaping surfboards in 1993 I would begin my art journey in 2000 and combining the two art forms into these original one of kind painted murals.

Custom made Surfboards an art by Paul Carter
The video is some of the latest inspired art creativity with Surfboards and a little clip of Surfing from my friend Tyler Warren video shot by Ryan Chang.
What does ego mean to you?

This photo below is from Mike Muir I’ve known since I was about 14 or 15.
The over lay image was created, by julianna danson using my art.
I look at these photos, and I’m grateful and thankful for these time capsules of Surfing and Art and Boards, and I share them with confidence to inspire.

PaulCarter Surfing photo by Mike Muir

 Wouldn’t it be awesome to time travel I believe when we think of something or someone and we feel those thoughts and feelings and emotions that’s when we attract them and create them.

I do think time travel is here and has been here for centuries, and when you learn the power of the mind and body one can time travel anywhere on the planet
I do think there is a time machine and it has been around for centuries.  To be continued.
 I thank each and everyone of you for joining the positive creative tribe.   Join the journey on instagram and YouTube both are under paulcarterart..

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Keeping the surfboards moving by Paul Carter

This is a used 9’6 I have been riding over the summer of 2023.
Has nice blue tint with a 18.50 nose 22.75 width and a 15.50 tail.
This is a stable board that nose rides great and when you want to cruise or get on the gas it carves.

This is at Bashams and San Clemente again this is a used born. It has some small dings that are patched in water tight and ready t..
I have a new 96 in line and I like to keep the boards rotating before they get to beat up.
Call bashams 949-361-2203 to see if still available.
you can call me directly for a custom boards all shapes and sizes. Thank you..
Custom surfboards by Paul Carter


Saturday, September 30, 2023

Custom made surfboard & art Paul Carter

A short story with Brad basham 
This board goes back a many years with my friend Brad basham, he was getting rid of some damaged blanks This was a 7’6 blank that I reshape down to a 5’10 shortboard. 
Brad and I talked and we decided he would do the glassing and the abstract tint which came out great.
I would create the freehand art without forcing it.
Abstract art sketches and shape by Paul Carter
I have known Brad since the mid 1980s and we surfed a lot of fun waves at trestles.  He was a flowing surfer and I enjoyed watching him connect the dots on some long walls up and down the different spots at trestles.

 I also enjoyed surfing with both he and his girlfriend Lynn who also surfed well. We all enjoyed many seasons and sessions together.

This is a time capsule of what was going at that time and all the thoughts and emotions as well.  

I am reminded of how important it is to stay present and enjoy the times together with friends and family. 

I thank each of you for the positive support and all the uplifting conversations and for following the creative journey. 

Please join the positive tribe on Instagram and YouTube search @paulcarterart, thank you.

I appreciate your positive energy and support it fuels the creative fire.

Custom surfboards art by Paul Carter
Keep the creative fire stoked and and remember no validation required.

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.
Thank you for checking out the latest time capsule blog and you can join me on YouTube at paulcarterart. 
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I thank you for the thumbs up and all the positive support and positive intentions and uplifting conversations Much appreciated.
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

 Thank you so much for following the blog journey. You can find me on YouTube and Instagram under paulcarterart.
Remember, keep the creative fire stoked and no validation required from anyone.