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, February 22, 2009

New Auction! :D

Hi everyone!
I'm REALLY sorry for the delay!
We have a new auction up now, the beautiful Red Panda drawn by my little cousin Victoria! :D
The starting bid is $10.00, and the demensions of the picture are 9" by 12.5"!
After this auction we'll be auctioning the three t-shirts Larry made us for HOPES! :D
I'm going to be finishing my Okapi picture as soon as I can! :D
Also, I think I'm going to start -trying- to make a bookmark with my mom's help, we got some cool animal charms, and I've got a ton of incredible beads, some generously donated. :)

Here is the picture:

(This is a cropped version of the picture, just showing it's head. You can go to the auction by clicking on the red panda's picture over on the right-hand side, and see the full picture! :) )

Thanks, and I'm REALLY sorry for not getting this auction up sooner, I was not feeling good for a few days and my mom was very busy at work. :P


Ann from Montana said...

Victoria did a great job, Owen! Glad you are feeling better.

Ann, Karl and Bob

Anonymous said...

It looks great, Owen! I'm glad you feel better!

Owen F said...

Thank you Ann and mjlayman! :)
Yeah, she did do a great job!

Anonymous said...

Yippee, glad to see you back and busy. Take care,

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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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.