Vision is Better II: an eBook by David duChemin

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Vision is Better by David duChemin cover

I’ve just finished watching The Tudors on DVD with my girlfriend – all four seasons, working our way through the episodes by playing one each night. The series is brilliant on many levels, but the thing that stays with me most is the portrayal of King Henry VIII and his close friend, Charles Brandon as they changed over the decades covered by the show.

The series started by showing them as young, strong virile men. It moved through the major events of their lives and loves (including the king’s six wives) and finished with them old in body and spirit, ready to pass away. It moved me because I’m growing older (I’ll be forty next year) and I’ve become more aware of the fragility of life, and the speed at which it passes, as I contemplate turning forty. I’m trying not to think about it too much, but the thoughts are there, at the back of my mind.

It reminds me of one of my favourite quotes from the Lord of the Rings movies (slightly out of context):

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. -Gandalf

Vision is Better II

Which brings me to Vision is Better II, the latest Craft & Vision eBook. This one’s by David, and like Vision is Better, is a collection of posts from his Pixelated Image blog (with a couple of new essays thrown in); presented in a 95 page, beautifully designed eBook along and illustrated with his inspirational photos. David’s writing style is both humorous and honest – brutally frank in some cases as anyone who has followed his blog over the last year or so will understand. Life is short, he tells us again and again (yes David, I’d noticed!), time is precious, go out and live your dreams. Blog posts like this one helped me decide to go freelance when I did (around a year ago) instead of waiting another year or two for the ‘right moment’.

Vision is Better II is more than a collation of hand-picked blog posts; it’s a glimpse into the mind and teachings of a gifted writer and photographer. I’ve read most of these already, but I’m glad to read them again; each essay gives me something to ponder, and glimpses into the inner workings of the creative process. The photos are beautiful, too.

Special offer on PDFs

You can learn more about Vision is Better II here, and as usual there’s a special offer on PDFs:

For the first nine days only, use the promotional code VIB4 when you checkout to get the PDF version of Vision Is Better II for only $US4, VIB7 to get the Vision is Best bundle for $US7 or VIB20 to get 20% off when you buy five or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST December 21, 2011.

Vision is Better II gallery

Here are some spreads from the ebook:

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

Vision is Better by David duChemin

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