About The Site

Well hi there!
My name is Owen Ford, I'm a fourteen year old girl, and I run this blog with my friends and family! I created HOPES to raise money for WWF (World Wildlife Fund), specifically for Siberian Tigers! Our goal is $5,000, and we're about halfway there!

Along the right sidebar you can donate, visit our Artist Commission Page, take part in the current auction, see our current total, join our mailing list and a lot more!

Thank you so much for checking us out, we really appreciate it!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Hey everyone!! Thank you SO MUCH for all of the donations, this is so cool!! We have just passed $400 dollars!!! Only a hundred away from our first mini-goal. I just like to set mini-goals for fun. But maybe eventually every time we reach a mini goal I'll start a some kind of auction, along with whatever is running at the time. To celebrate. We have mini-goals in increments of $500, and we are coming up on our first!! Yes, I think I will do an auction to celebrate every mini-goal success. I will make a list of the things we auction, and there will be one special thing that only gets auctioned when we reach a mini-goal, so that will be the only way to get one. If you've wondered about the kinds of bookmarks we will auction, here is some info:
Hemp and embroidery jewel bookmarks, that's how my mom describes them. The 10 main themes that I will make are...
Ring-tailed Lemur

They will appear in random orders. If you are wondering how they will be animal themed, I use the four main colors of each animal, and put the same color themed beads on each end. If I don't have beads that match I use black or white.

The special edition bookmark is.......
Shark! On the ends it uses shark teeth on the ends. Real shark teeth. They're small, but real. Special edition. :D Art work will also be going to!


Anonymous said...

Owen, please email me at and tell me what color beads you need. I have an entire workroom full of beads and I'd be happy to share.

Owen F said...

Wow! That would be so incredibly awesome!!! Thankyou!

As another way to raise money, we auction things on E-bay. These things can range from hand drawn digital and pencil animal pictures, animal paintings, animal themed bookmarks, and more. No, not everything is animal themed, we just prefer it to be since we are raising money for animals. If you have something you'd like for us to auction, you can send it to us. As I'm 13, I have to always ask my parents before I give out the address, so you will have to contact me with some info about what the item(s) is, and such. Then I can give you the address. :D

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Thanks to Pyzam for the awesome Layout. Thanks to WWF for doing such a great job helping and protecting our wildlife. Thanks to all my friends and family who've helped. Thanks to MC for the name, it fits perfectly!!! The logo is (C) to HOPES, please do not steal, or re-use in any way. ( Although I couldn't draw a paw, so I heavily refferenced it, and I don't know who originally did it. ) We are a non-profit orginization. Any money HOPES earns goes to the WWF.