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 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.


Anonymous said...

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

Well, that's what happens when inexperienced folk decide to do something more complicated than they thought it was. You're sticking it out and learning, which is much better than a lot of people do.

PJ said...

You're doing a beautiful job of keeping up with all of this, Owen. You're becoming quite the business woman!

Owen F said...

True. Thanks mjlayman. :D

And thankyou Pj, that's awesome!!! :D

Ann from Montana said...

I received the Gemsbok today - it's beautiful!

The heavy paper is wonderful and the copy is so good, it is very hard to tell it is not the original.

Karl, Bob (they donated their Christmas $$) and I are very pleased!

Lisa W said...

Owen, I received the striped hyena today! I also love the heavy quality of the paper, and that you left space around the image to do the matting and framing easily. The drawing looks wonderful and since it's not huge, I can easily find wall space for it. Thanks again, and keep on drawing.

Owen F said...

I'm glad you guys like your pictures! :D

Thanks so much again!

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.