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!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hello Everyone!

OK, so, here's another update. We got confirmations that pay pal received our documents, now we are just waiting for them to read them and reply. Also, on Friday, I am going to a zoo, and will be taking lots of pictures, so I'll have some GREAT references for some drawings and paintings! So I can try and draw them like I see them. I will probably not be able to get on the computer until... Late Friday or Saturday.
Here is what we're waiting on:
• Pay pal to read the documents and respond
• EBay to reply to the stuff we sent
• Pay pal to let us use the account again
• EBay to let us use the account again
And if eBay doesn't respond, I might do something on Etsy, I am still not sure. But I'll contact them BEFORE I do anything, hehe.


Ann from Montana said...

Good update info - Thanks, Owen!

PJ said...

I'm checking daily to see how you're doing,Owen. Looks like you're on the home stretch.

Owen F said...

Thanks you guys!!!

MrsBlogski said...

Hey all- Owen's mom here. I want to say thanks for being patient and supportive- we really appreciate that. We have official permission from WWF to raise funds and their best wishes on our endeavors. We are waiting for i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed and then we will be in full force, meanwhile- chomping on our bits, nervous energy becomes good creative energy. Thanks again for all the support and patience! Janet

Owen F said...

Thanks mom! Your name just cracked me up. Mrsblogski!!! LOL!

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

Have some questions? Want more info? Care to donate? Contact us at:

We will reply within a day or two.

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.