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!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


We sent the documents in AGAIN, this time got them properly faxed from a Kinko's. I don't see how it can go wrong this time. This is our FOURTH time sending documents in.

I de-rusted the metal cat, gave it a base coat to protect it from more rust, then gave it three coats of light blue paint.

The lion had to many marks, chips and other things to touch it up, I totally repainted him. I am thinking of painting a little mini African scene.... We'll see.

In other news, my TWO MONTH long art block is over. FINALLY. I can draw now. an art block is where an artist can't draw anything she likes. Nothing comes out right. So I am going to try and get started on some pictures.


kim said...

My friends and I refer to it as our "muse". When nothing is going right creatively our "Muse is missing"!!

Keep going. This will all work out for you!

Owen F said...


Anonymous said...

I think almost all creative people have blocks at some time. I'm glad yours is gone!

Owen F said...

Thanks, me too!
Thanks thanks thanks again for those beads!! They're very beautiful.

PJ said...

Owen, I hope you'll be posting pictures of this flurry of activity soon!

Owen F said...

The painting projects? When they're done, I will!

Anonymous said...

Owen, thank you for the nice card! And really, you don't have to keep saying thanks! :)

Owen F said...

Your welcome! And yes I do, because I AM really thankful!!

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.