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. 
Simply click subscribe and you will be part of the tribe.
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.

Friday, September 01, 2023

The art of solitude by Paul Carter

The art of solitude by Paul Carter 

What is your perception of solitude?
Look up the definition of solitude.

Do you look for solitude at times during a busy day?
I enjoy solitude and I enjoy empowering conversations.

Solitude is a time to learn to know thyself more. To process the good thoughts and negative thoughts and the feelings and emotions one would like to have more of.

In the evening time I like to reflect on the day and the conversations with others and myself with more awareness on what are healthy priorities or not.

I’m reminded often of the importance of self regulating through proper breathing and eating and exercise.

Here is a recent painting I’m working on with the bright colors of nature.  This fin I’m told was found in the ocean rocks and sold at a garage sale. 
I like to recycle things and give them a new life instead of ending up in a landfill.
I clean up the fin and sand it with 80-100 grit before painting.  This fin was apparently reshaped down from a larger fin in the 9 to 10 inch range.
Custom painted surfboard fins by Paul Carter
Above is the first side starting with an outline then adding the colors as you see.

Above is a time capsule of some positive reminder sketches on my YouTube channel.  Thank you each for joining the tribe  and clicking subscribe and all the thumbs up👍🏾

Custom painted fin by Paul CarterHere is the other side showing the moon.   I will be adding some palm trees to both sides and then a clear coat to protect and seal the painting.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Unboxing the brain art by Paul Carter

Keep breaking down the boxes in the brain and in life. 

 Today is the 26 of July 2023.11:15am.

I am reminded of the importance of breaking down boxes in the brain and in life.  

I am at one of the local state parks, and i watched three different people throw boxes in the trash can without breaking them down.  So is it lack of logic or is it laziness or is it selfishness?

I am reminded the importance of breaking down the boxes in the brain, just as a trashcan will get filled up, even quicker with boxes that are not broken down the brain will do the same.

Each and everyone of us is conditioned from childhood through adulthood through social media through movies through family through friends. Keep the good and eliminate  the bad.

When one pushes and forces situations and outcomes in relationships or businesses or business from my experience it might work for a year or five years or 10 years or 20 years however, long it takes for one to wake up with the awareness and logic of really what’s important in one’s life.

Breaking down boxes for art by Paul Carter

So this metaphor of breaking down boxes in the brain applies to the physical side as well.  So ask yourself how many boxes of stuff do you have in your brain and in your life and your house that you want to clean out and donate, sell or give to those you think will you is it.

Here is a small insight of a book I am inspired to create.

Once upon a time there lived a boy wise before his time.  He lived his youth in solitude and learned the meaning of gratitude. 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Discipline training through art by #paulcarterart

Art is a training through discipline.

I am reminded more and more with each new piece of art. I am inspired to create.

The reminders are the daily discipline the positive choices, the healthy priorities, the healthy reminders and the healthy boundaries in every area of one’s life.

I like to recycle material when possible, using wood old surfboard fins, cardboard, food boxes.

The first image is the rough draft of the inspired art.
I am using Poska paint pens, which makes things a little simpler to get the details.
Art is a discipline by Paul Carter
Acting on the inspiration is one thing acting with discipline by choice is training each is empowering.

I have logged out of my Instagram and Facebook account in the last few months and the first week or two. I found myself wanting to check in and post get the Dopamine fix and compare. 

All of these thoughts most through the subconscious mind learn through the subliminal addiction of social media and conditioning .

Everyone does it whether you realize it or not.

Some of the empowering realities are less distractions, which intern creates more focus more clarity and a lot more energy in many areas of my life.

Painting process of art by Paul Carter

 I will be focused more on my website/blog page and YouTube for the time being.

I think each and everyone of you for joining the tribe and clicking subscribe and the likes and your comments.

 Let me know your thoughts and also share with someone who needs some positive reminders.

Thank you, click and follow my blog page for the latest as well.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Custom painted native life art positive reminders by Paul Carter

Once upon a time there lived a tribe of native Indians.

Imagine a time before electricity before phones before cars before cell phones before the Internet before social media, imagine.

Imagine, living off the land for your shelter for food and water everything to live and not just survive but thrive. 
Ustom original art native life by Paul Carter
I am reminded often the importance of positive intentions and uplifting conversations.

What are your healthy priorities?  Are you aware of the positive and negative conditioning in your mind?

Do you have healthy habits and rituals to maintain your health happiness, and the priorities of wealth?

As I write these words I’m reminded that you will read them and perceive them in your own mind positive or negative.

I like to focus on the good the positive thoughts, positive words, and the positive people that speak the truth with positive intentions.

Each and everyone of us has layers upon layers of conditioning, and the key is to recognize the negative conditioning the patterns that one will repeat stuck in the mental and chemical reactions of thinking, and the drama, which is a drug in itself.

I have learned and continue to learn by doing daily, through exercise through surfing, and more importantly, the mind spirit and body to self regulate to train my mind how to stay present and get present through proper breathing and meditation.

When I mention breathing or meditation, it takes consistent training to learn the power of the mind and body through both.

It doesn’t mean that one has to sit for 2 to 3 hours a day to learn.

Custom art San Mateo Treatles native life by Paul Carter

 Learning to self regulate without drugs or alcohol, is pure freedom each has there many drawbacks and ultimately ask yourself. Do you want to have a clear mind and body, or rely on drugs and alcohol and wake up ties and in a fog daily.

Imagine, breaking the chains of the layers of conditioned lies one day at a time to the point to where you wake up happier and healthier and yes, we all wake up sometimes with negative thoughts but that changes over time when one disconnects from the distractions of social media and people and TV and places and let the mind have time to process and get presents with more peace overtime it does get stronger 

To be continued, I thank each and everyone of you for the positive uplifting conversations.

I will be writing more blogs, and for the time being taking a break on social media.

Final words are keep cleaning house, mentally spiritually, physically of all of the stuff that is no longer useful in your life.

So donate sell giveaway, the stuff and minimize the stuff in your life for more positive energy and space.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Custom made surfboards and art Paul Carter #paulcarterart

This is a custom shaped and painted 10ft single fin for some fun gliding and smooth turning.

San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Abstract original art with a surf surf seen in the sano shack.
Custom made surfboards by Paul Carter

A native Indian dream scene showing the simple healthy life to live by. 
How much stuff do we really need and with that having to maintain it all.
Thanks for checking out the journey. 
Custom made original art native life painting by Paul Carter 6-2023

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Thursday, June 08, 2023

New custom art painting by Paul Carter

Positiv tribe. Thank you so much for checking in on the latest Inspired Creative Lifestyle.

I often think about the way the native Indians lived in this area and throughout the United States.

Each member of the tribe has their specialties or work that is necessary for the whole of the tribe.

The first painting is a combination of the parts of my travels around the world, with my perception perspective of the life I would like to live.
Imagine a time before the Internet before cell phones before cars before electricity.

There are those that are living off of the land, both native, and people of all walks of life that are living, a simple, minimal healthy lifestyle, which I have much respect for.
This painting is the first process I’ve laying all of the ideas out, adding the sky and the ocean colors And the islands.

This is using paint pens on a 11 x 14 canvas board.

Custom artwork by Paul Carter

This is the completed painting, laying on top of an authentic Navajo rug given to me by a good friend.

This is the completed painting, laying on top of a authentic Navajo rug given to me by a good friend.

The shelters are made from the trees as are the teepees from the animals. Everything is used and prayed over with gratitude and thankfulness.

Imagine living off of the land and having to migrate through the seasons, depending on where you lived on the planet.

So with that in mind, the tribe and each individual had to carry what they could from one place to another.

The migrations might be 3 miles to 10 to 20 to 30 miles apart.

Custom original art painting by Paul Carter
Yeah, a couple of hand-painted fans recently sold and now hanging on the wall in a home, thanks guys. 
Custom painted surfboard fins by Paul Carter

 Here’s another inspired painting of the native lifestyle.

I am asked I about painting waves, and in the meaning behind them.

Waves remind me of change. The change of the seasons, the change of ones old conditioning, that no longer serves one self in a positive way.
The waves of change is why I titled the first and second edition coloring books that happen on a daily basis.

To be continued I have a great day keep the creative fire stoked and remember no validation required.

Ustinov made art painting by Paul Carter

Sunday, May 28, 2023

New custom painted surfboard & art by #paulcarterart

Hello positive tribe thank you each for checking out the latest and all the uplifting conversations.

This is a Commission painting on a surfboard supplied by the client.

I shared a few different paintings and designs with the client to look over and they pick out few different colors and parts for this one of kind freehand painting.
Custom hand painted surfboard by Paul Carter
below, you will see the different stages of the painting process, laying out the sky in the water in the islands and the sun
Paul carter art

Here is a short video to get a closer look at the details of the completed painted surfboard mural.

Thank you each for joining the tribe and click and subscribe and the thumbs up. Much appreciated.
Always remember to embrace the Inspired Creativity and healthy Lifestyle without validation.

Keep the creative fire stoked with learning by doing daily.

For those that have been thinking about a painted surfboard or specific size painting on canvas let me know at 949-370-5807 thank you 

Friday, May 12, 2023

24 hour art dream painting by Paul Carter

 This is a painting named 24 hour dream.

This was originally painted in 2014.  One from the archives and recently highlighted for a new owner, which I’m grateful for.  

A 18x24 original freehand painting on a cedar wood stretched canvas.

Hey, one of a kind painting to flip from the moon to the sun.

Paul carter painted fin 4-2023A new fin in the works with a sketch and a meditation on the mountain.

Sun and moon painting by Paul Carter
Thank you each for the positive support and uplifting conversations always.  
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

New abstract painted surfboard & fin art by #paulcarterart

Hello tribe,   here is my new fin I was inspired to paint.  This will be for my new ten footer recently completed.
This 10’0 is a super glider with many speed spots and made to turn and even carve when waves and inspiration kicks in.
This was hand painted with a top and bottom abstract painting with some original waves.
The board is glassed with 6 bottom double six top with a volan knee patch for knee paddling.  
Tidy I weighed the board and it came in around 20 in a quarter pound, which is excellent.
Custom san Clemente surfboards & art by Painting Paul Carter

So the last 3strnger I shaped was in 1999,  It was a 10’2 with 3 redwood stringers. The center was half inch and the side stringers were quarter inch, the blank was made by Clark foam at the time.
At that time I used a 9.5 DD by fins Unlimited , which worked great gave the board plenty of maneuverability..

Painting by Paul Carter 4-2023
This fan is also a 9.5 DD by fins Unlimited. The fan originally came with a nice green tint in a sanded finish.
With this last full moon, I was inspired to not only paint this fan, but include a full moon and the sunset.

If you look closely at the fan, he will see a silhouette of an individual sitting on the sand the beach which is a great reminder for me to stay present and consistent with self regulating in the morning and throughout the day with proper breathing.

Below is a YouTube short video. It’s about a minute long and for each of you that have joined the tribe. I think you and for you that are new. I’d be stoked if you join the tribe and click subscribe.

Keep creating keep the fire stoked. Do not compare your life to anyone’s, unless you’re inspired by individuals. 

Custom surfboard & art by Paul Carter

Monday, April 10, 2023

My new custom longboard by Paul Carter

This is a 10 foot 3strnger custom Blank by US blanks.

There are three redwood stringers a 1-1/4 center with 2-1/8 inch side stringers.

This is a remake of a 10,2 I shaped in 1999. Originally inspired from a Phil Edwards outline and a Mike Hynson outline. 

The panels were inspired from a 9’4, 1968 Hansen hustler longboard I had when I was 15 years old. I rode the Hanson for many years and it had red panels on it.
Custom made surfboards & art by Paul Carter

I decided to paint the panels on this new board with an abstract design, with two shades of the base colors from top to bottom.  I added more detail using paint pens. 

I added some original freehand sketches of waves on the board along with some positive reminders.

Thank you each for your support. 

See you in the surf.

Find me in YouTube and Instagram under paulcarterart 

Custom surfboards & art by Paul Carter