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, November 30, 2008

What should the next auction be?

After the Happy Tree (LOL) auction, we'll need another one. I have three pictures I've drawn, and they all got copied. I have drawn a Gemsbok, a Black Rat, and a Striped Hyena. They've all been drawn with only a pencil, a blending tool and an eraser. But I still think they look cool. I've made a poll for you guys to vote for which picture to auction next. Have fun!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Auction- Happy Tree!!!

Hi everyone!

HOPES has a new auction!!! It's a cheerful doodle of a cute little tree with green grass and a blue sky. I did this like a year or so ago, just for fun. It's just a little cheerful happy tree! Drawn with markers on a note card.

In other news, we are going to Kinko's today, so hopefully we'll get some good copies made!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gooood Morning Everyone!

We'll be getting that cheerful tree picture up to auction today or tomorrow, most likely today!!!

And we're still working on the pictures I've drawn, because we haven't gone into town yet, so no Kinko's yet. But that will be soon. :)

Hope everyone had a good turkey day!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Hi again everybody!

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!!

I won't be able to post until tommorow, because after I go to work with mom we're going to my grandma's.

I drew my mom this little cheerful tree on grass with a blue sky a year or two ago, it's on one of those little note card things. Mom wants to auction it, what do you guys think? Would you bid on a cheerful tree on a notecard done in markers?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Upcoming Auctions

Hi again everyone!

I do have three pictures I've drawn for some HOPES auctions, and we are trying to get copies made. Because I only did the pictures with a pencil and a blend tool, they don't come out great when I make copies. They either come out black and white, or, peachy-ish colored. So... We're trying to figure out how to copy them best. I'm thinking of auctioning the originals... What do you guys think about that? :)

Because I can't get it straight in my head to lift up my hand when I draw, my pictures get a little bit smudgey, so I'm sorry about that.

I've drawn:
A Black Rat
A Striped Hyena
A Gemsbok

So if you wonder why there aren't any auctions right now, that's why.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Dog Sarah!

Tomorrow I won't be able to get on the computer to post until night time or late afternoon, so I'm going to post some pictures of my dog Sarah Lee being cute, too substitute for tomorrow. :D

We adopted Sarah from, and she is the best dog. At first, we thought she was 1/2 Labrador Retriever, 1/2 Australian Cattle Dog. But we've come to realize that she has pit bull in her, and I could NOT be happier! I love pit bulls, they are one of my favorite breeds. So, Sarah Lee is 1/3 Australian Cattle Dog, 1/3 Labrador Retriever, and 1/3 Pit bull!!!

Here are four pictures of her acting cute and feisty.

Sarah with her best friend Bruno the German Shepherd:

Sarah with her favorite toy, her Soccer Ball!!!

And Sarah dressed as a bunny with her stuffed lamb:

Good Morning!

Hi again everyone!

I've been trying to think of ideas of fun things for the site, like, a funny picture everyday, funny videos, things like that. If anyone has an idea please share!

Sorry this post is short, I've got to get off the computer. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

From Now On

From now on I will post every single day. I don't know why I haven't been, but I'm going to start now. So now you guys can look forward to a new post every day! Even if the post isn't much, there will be one every day.
I promise!

I probably won't post the same time everyday, I mean, I might post before dinner, or, after breakfast, but, I'll post every single day.



Congratulations toooooooooo....
Grandma for winning the auctions!
Thankyou very much for your donations Grandma, I love you!

More auctions coming soon!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Auctions Today!!!

Hi again everyone!

We have two new acutions!

A beautiful cheetah themed necklace made by Marilee, And an awesome bookmark made by my mom!

Here's the link to the Cheetah necklace:

And the link to the bookmark:
(In the pictures it looks orange and white but it's really light blue and orange! )

Don't forget you can go to these auction on the sidebar! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations too...

Yes, congratulations to Deborah for winning the auction!
Thankyou very much Deborah, and we hope you enjoy your new bookmark!

Sorry that this post is a bit late!

Also, I've drawn three animals in a realistic style, with just a pencil. We're going to make copies and frame them, but those are the next auctions I think!!! :)

I've done a black rat, gemsbok, and a striped hyena.

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.