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Am I not pretty enough ...?

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© 2011 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford.

“Am I not pretty enough?
Is my heart too broken?
Do I cry too much?
Am I too outspoken?
Don’t I make you laugh?
Should I try it harder?
Why do you see right through me?

I live, I breathe, I let it rain on me,
I sleep, I wake, I try hard not to break,
I crave, I love, I’ve waited long enough,
I try as hard as I can.

Am I not pretty enough?
Is my heart too broken?
Do I cry too much?
Am I too outspoken?
Don’t I make you laugh?
Should I try it harder?
Why do you see right through me?

I laugh, I feel, I make believe it’s real,
I fall, I freeze, I pray down on my knees,
I hope, I stand, I take it like a man,
I try as hard as I can.

Am I not pretty enough?
Is my heart too broken?
Do I cry too much?
Am I too outspoken?
Don’t I make you laugh?
Should I try it harder?
Why do you see right through me?

Why do you see, why do you see, why do you see right through"

Am I Not Pretty Enough Lyrics
Kasey Chambers

Featured in Art Universe, Outstanding Daily Feature 18 April 2011

Featured in Art 4 Japan Video 15 April 2011

FEATURED in High Quality Images, Permanent Feature Page – Any Dream will do 11 May 2011

FEATURED on Redbubble’s Explore, 1 August 2011
I’ve had this image waiting it’s turn for a few months. It’s the center of a David Austin rose – the similarity to a human eye was so strong and when I duplicated and layered it, I was so struck by it’s sadness.


Photograph taken in my garden at Hepburn Springs, Victoria, with a Canon EOS 450D, 55-250 zoom lens, hand held. Edited and altered in Photoshop CS3.


Thanks so much for your visit and welcome comments. I can’t reply to your comments right now, but hope to visit your work soon.


100% of all profits from the sale of this work will go to the Japan/Earthquake Fund
Art 4 Japan

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