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!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Prowling Jaguar Auction!!!

Here it is, the Jaguar picture I worked on for 2 days!!!
I sketched with a pencil, and colored with colored pencils.
The starting price is $15.00, and it's up for about a week!
Here's a picture:

( The picture is not exactly like this photo of course, the real thing is much better. :) )

You can go to the auction by clicking on the picture of the jaguar's head over on the right-hand side.
Thanks for visiting, and please bid to help us reach our goal! :D


The new auction will be getting put up sometime today, so keep an eye out! We got it copied at Kinko's, and I was going to take the pictures for it last night but I had to charge my camera's batteries, so it'll be up sometime day, whenever my mom can help me! :D

So keep an eye out! :)

(I'm also going to e-mail everyone on the contact list when it does get put up, too.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Upcoming Auctions

I've finished my color picture, of a... surprise! :D
Not telling.

Annndddd... I'm working on a pencil drawing of an Okapi, same style as the other three HOPES has auctioned. :)

We're going to be able to make copies on Friday. So, an auction should start on either Friday or Saturday, most likely Saturday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Congratulations too...

Conratulations to dazaleski for winning the Black Rat drawing! :D
Thankyou for your donation! :)

I'm currently trying to draw a colored realistic picture of a surprise animal, and I've gotten the sketch done. I think I'll start coloring tommorow.

Then I think I'll try a few more pictures in the same style as the ones I've already auctioned.

We saw two bald eagles (Maybe three, one was far away) a few days ago!!! It was so cool, they were flying over the river, and all the geese scattered, it was amazing. I'm so glad they're off the endangered list and are making a comeback. :)

Has anyone else seen any bald eagles?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Donation Total

If anyone is wondering why the total of our donations has not been updated, it's because, on the Panda Page, we can see the total amount of donations, and who's donated, but we can't see who donated what.

So I can't add the latest donation(s) in until I can be positive the exact number.

I also have not added the Striped Hyena or Gemsbok amount yet, but I will very soon.

Also, my friend is doing some art for HOPES, and so is my cousin! So soon we'll have tons of pictures to auction. I'm working on another animal (a surprise) in the same style as my last pictures for another auction too.

(Don't forget to check out our current auction, the black Rat! You can go to it by clicking on the rat's head on the right-hand side. :D)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Auction- Black Rat!!! :D

Hi everyone!!!

We've got a new auction up, the black rat! You can go to the auction by clicking the picture of the rat's head, over on the right-hand side. :)

Here's the picture:

Note: Yes, when we made copies the tail and a little bit of the backend did not copy all they way, I will go over those parts a little with a pencil to fix them up. It will also be signed by me. :D

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Congratulatios to...

Congratulations Ann for winning the Gemsbok auction, and thankyou for your wonderful donation!!!

Next will be the Black Rat.

Important News:

Both auctions will be sent shortly, it's been hectic here.

If you are wondering why I have not updated the donation amount yet, it's because on the panda page, WWF let's you see who donated, and the total amount of donations, but they won't let you see who donated what! We're trying to figure that out now. And we think we knoww, but I don't want to update it if it's wrong. And I wasn't going to add anything else (from the auctions) until it was caught up properly.

(Nothing seems to work 100% for us, does it?)

Ahaha. Ahahahaha.

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.