Wednesday, December 28, 2022

San Clemente surfboards by Paul Carter

 Time travel at sano 12-2022 some inspiring art of nature.

A mindset with the colors of a blooming Alevera plant.

Moon setting at sano by Paul carter art
This is a 10’2 with 3 redwood stringers I have been riding the last two months getting some ideas for a new board.  
I Handshaped this board in 1999 inspired by some boards I grew up riding and parts of hey Phil Edwards design and Mike Hansen design.
The last time I rode this board was over 10 years ago.   The fin was originally a redfin and I lost the board one day and the fan was loose so I had my buddy take it off and I repainted it with the current design and he clastic back on

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Focus on the good by choice not chance

Focus on the good by choice.

Having healthy morning rituals, priorities is very important to set the mind and body and the day with positive intentions.

I enjoy watching the sun rise the circadian rhythm of the human biological time peace that we have to choose to set by getting the sunlight in the eyes in the morning.

It’s not about looking at the sun it’s about the sunlight getting in our eyes which regulates many, many healthy systems of our body and the planet with animals and  just about everything on the planet.

Focus on the good by choice, this is a daily hourly training.

To train the mind with positive self talk is life-changing and takes courage and dedication and repetition to train the heart and mind daily.

Each of these sketches and all of the artwork unless it is a commission piece with specific landscape or abstract design, all of the artwork that I create is 95% to 98% inspired spontaneous creativity, and 100% freehand original artwork.

The tree of life to me represents the connection we all have to the planet and to each other.

The importance of planting positive seeds daily and hourly is key for all of us, and future generations.

The design of the lower sketch represents you, me and we have the daily choices to make to either take the time to train the mind or confuse the mind with all of the distractions around us from the inside out.

Taking minimum five minutes to 15 to 30 minutes every morning to meditate and get into your breathing put your hand on your heart to harmonize the heart to the mind.

I will share more about the power of the heart that is scientifically proven is more powerful than the mind.

It also empowering to repeat this process an hour or two before going to sleep to clear the mind for healthy sleep and dreams.

Thank you each for your friendship your positive intentions your business your positive energy and the positive support that helps me to create all of this art for each of you to inspire a healthy and healthier lifestyle from the inside out.
Check out my first and second edition coloring books called waves of change.

These books are to inspire the positive thoughts and meditations and affirmations for all ages to learn to color to stay present and to train the brain.

First edition 

Second edition 


Thursday, October 13, 2022

San Clemente surfboards custom painted by Paul Carter

The creative process is a journey in itself from learning shape surfboards by hand since 1993 and to freehand paint these boards directly on the foam is a true test from the inside out. 

These painting and all of the paintings I am inspired ti create at not airbrushed or traced.

Custom shaped and painted surfboards by Paul Carter
To create these boards I will sometimes create a sketch to give the customers an idea from there input and come up with the colors and the size of board to fit in a home or office.

Custom painted surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Learning by doing is how have evolved  and I don’t believe in mistake or failures.
 I look at both as what have I learned? and how will I improve and keep learning?
This last SurfBoard was created out of a blank that was going to be thrown into a dumpster.
It was a 710 Blank and this is the design that I could fit within the blank.

The nose rocker is definitely flatter than the average board, the tail rocker has a nice curve to it.

 The nose is 14.75 wide in the center point is 20.75 and the tail is 14.25.

The thickness with the glass is 2 3/4 in the center with tapered rails.

This board paddles great with plenty of speed and is loose for carving some nice turns.

Thank you for following the journey and join me on Instagram/pcboards for the spontaneous creativity.

To be continued 
Custom made surfboards & Art by Paul Carter


Monday, October 03, 2022

The mind is the gold mine by Paul Carter

The mind is the gold mine.
Training the mind takes time and commitment and courage.
We are all consumed by age 7 and learned both positive and negative thinking from them on.
It’s sounds simple enough right?  Well having the awareness of the daily choices that start mentally play out physically as we choose our own thoughts and priorities in life.
Filling the imagination without seeking validation is a training from the inside out.
Yes meditation and breathing techniques help to learn how to stay present and give the mind a break long enough to retrain it with good thoughts and imagination.
To be continued.

Custom art #paulcarterart

These are to great friends and great surfers I have been surfing with since the early 89s and this day was a spontaneous photo seeing how we each ended up in a place we surfed many many waves together. 
Here is spontaneous sketch of a new board I will be creating soon into 8’6 to 9’6 range.  
I haven’t decided on the length but I am thinking in the 9ft-9’6 range for a variety of waves.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Create your reality by Paul Carter

I’m reminded while I go to these beautiful places the power of staying present with gratitude.
Embrace the imagination daily and create the art and life you want to live.
No validation required.
Learning by doing is priceless and it’s a daily journey of building the confidence in your your mind consistently and continuously daily.



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 Paul Carter

 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 I 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 present and 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 life.  If you are doing good and sharing good and planting positive seeds, remember 
no validation is required simply trust the process and build your confidence through courage and enjoy a healthy lifestyle with healthy priorities.

First edition for all ages

Second edition the inside out journey 


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Custom made surfboards & art 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 with 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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Monday, February 28, 2022

The creative art key by Paul Carter

 Positive words and reminders for daily life .

Perception is a daily training of the mind and art is my training.

All the sketches can be turned into painting and having the positive words in the art has been building my confidence in my creativity.

The video is from my YouTube channel and I will be posting more of these so click subscribe and join the tribe.
I would be grateful for a thumbs up and share the video with someone  who needs some inspiration.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Native American art by Paul Carter

Embracing the Imagination a time travel sketch, going back in time and some reality in many ways of the natives that lived here for thousands of years. 

Imagination art time capsule by Paul Carter 2022

I’m reminded of the health benefits of staying connected to the earth by growing organic foods and to explore nature often.

A short video of some of the latest inspired art. 

Thank you for checking out the latest on the journey 

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 Keep the creative fire stoked and remember no validation required.  
Do not compare your life to anyones and learning by doing is what builds confidence.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Paradise dream-painting by Paul Carter

 This was a fun creative journey and original freehand art piece.   

Using my shortboard templates and dimensions, this is a replica shortboard art piece cut out of a 4x8 sheet of quarter inch plywood.

This was inspired from my travels to beautiful places around the planet.   

It is so important to create without comparing yourself to anyone and not looking for that validation from anyone.

There is a freedom that evolves from learning by doing and staying consistent with the creativity over time.

Thank you JH for your support and the new home for this one of kind piece.   

I also like to thank each and everyone for your positive support on this journey with surfboards and art.   

I am excited to embrace my art journey much more this 2022.   Commission work is available along with Prints for your home or business.

Keep the creative fire stoked and always focus on the good.  

Breathe and believe 

Original artwork by Paul Carter

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Embrace the inspiration art by Paul Carter

Embrace the imagination and time travel.
One with nature in a lifestyle of being part of a tribe and living truly off the land.
Time traveling by Paul Carter 1-2022
The imagination is powerful and I have much respect for the native people that lived throughout this area and around the planet.

Keep the fire stoked with creativity.