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SYDNEY - Hundreds of women from drought-ravaged southern Australia plan to bare it all to the heavens in a bid to make it rain.
Inspired by a Nepalese drought-breaking tradition, the women from Ouyen in the far northwest of Victoria state will carry out a naked rain dance in the barren outback in early March, just ahead of the planting season for the next crop.
"We'll invite all the families from all the communities around in the Mallee (region) who are suffering from the drought, we'll all get together and have food and entertainment all day," said organizer Lynne Healy of the Ouyen Inc community group.
"And the women will get on buses and discreetly go out to a secret location and we will do our dance or our whatever.
Unexpected publicity means the rain dance will probably attract many more than the 200 women the organizers originally expected to take part -- but the media will not be invited.
"It'll be totally nude, hence no cameras," Healy said.
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There are no trends in colour as important as personal style. The most
effective colour palettes reflect and enhance the interests, collections
activities of the people who live there as well as architectural features.
Colour has a profound effect on our mood. In clothing, interiors,
and even natural light, a color can change mood from sad to happy, from
confusion to intelligence, from fear to confidence. Particular colours
have different effects on each individual. Response to a colour may be
influenced by a number of factors such as the body's need for a specific
colour, a sad
or happy memory associated with a color. In previous decades, certain
colours or group of colours dominated every palette Today it is all about
uniqueness and personal preferences. There are no absolutes in the world
colour. Some colours make you want to get out of your chair, others make
you want to nestle down and read. Some colours are articulate and must be
listened to. Others are very quiet. Some colours indicate that you have
travelled or are well read. Yet others create a desire for closeness,
intimacy and love. When you choose your lingerie also keep colour in mind
.Following are some of the most typical responses to various colour
These colours create a sense of peace and harmony. They foster quiet
conversation with family and friends and can dispel loneliness.
Throughout time, mankind has found a sense of peace and tranquility when
in touch with " Mother Earth ". It follows that colours, which
impart a sense of warmth and serenity, come directly from the earth. In
addition to the earth colors in the neutral group are colours associated
with sea such as sand, shell, coral, pearl, stone, seaweed. Green is a
colour, which helps us to adjust to new environments and situations. It
will always be found among the 'nurturing neutrals'. The BLUES range from
winter sky to stream to midnight. The neutrals are somewhat like the
furniture while other palettes are more like accents or accessories.
These are the sharp, witty and unique colours, which convey a message that
the owner has travelled, is well read and has something to say. These
colours will command respect without being overbearing. This palette also
starts with an earthy, warm base. Grey is a colour, which promotes
creativity and will often be found in foundation of an intellectual
palette. These greys will be warm and gentle. Some tones of blue suggest
communication and trust, so it will naturally be found in the intellectual
palette. Navy blues will often find their way in this palette, but its
effect is warm and never cold and fragile. Red also appears in this
intellectual palette, but the shades will be earthy and complicated
These colours are exiting and used for a fun-providing environment. These
playful, whimsical palettes create their own kind of music, like the
sounds of children playing. There are highs and lows, lights and darks and
always movement and activity. Used in active spaces within the home, a
'playful' palette can add energy and vitality. But if overdone, this type
of palette becomes irritating and stressful. The foundation of this
palette is WHITE. This could be anywhere from vanilla ice cream to snow
drift to winter moon. Then comes the bubble gum pink, buttercup,
wintergreen, all the berry colors and crayon colors. Many of these colours
will be cool, and even in lighter tones there will be brightness and
clarity. The bottom line in creating this type of palette is that the
colours should suggest a sense of freedom, play and downright fun.
This palette includes the colours, which are very refreshing and
rejuvenating. Like nurturing colours, 'healing colors' also begin by
getting in touch with nature. The first group of colours considered in
this palette is GREEN. Because they have the power to help us adjust to
new environments, skillful designers use lots of plants and other forms of
green. Healing greens may be warm or cool, but not muddy or mysterious
like those in the intellectual palette. Healing palettes also take
from warn earth tones. These palettes usually contain contrast as well as
clarity of color that is inspiring. They will include a range of lights
darks but will never be muddy.
Many species including the human beings attempt to attract the opposite
sex with colors. RED is the color of sex and lust and is often called the
most romantic of colours. It is no accident that red is the chosen
symbolic color for the Valentine's Day. In interior design, however, a
less intense, softer tone of red is far more conducive to romance than the
hue. Often referred as PINKS, these colors vary from cool to warm and from
light to dark. Pinks have an interesting quality that seems to halt the
body's ability to stay angry. PURPLE is another colour, which is
definitively romantic because of its passionate, unpredictable and
characteristics. Paler, less intense tones of ORANGE such as apricot and
peach are often included in the romantic palette, suggesting purity and
innocence. BLUES in the romantic palette will be cool and inspired by
water. So now that you have got the lowdown on every possible hue,
go right ahead and colour your world and more importantly your lingerie
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