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An ebook on animals from history.  If your favorite animal was a historical figure who would they be?
An ebook on animals from history. If your favorite animal was a historical figure who would they be?
123 backers pledged $10,382 to help bring this project to life.

Animals From History - The Beginning

I have some updates on progress that I would like to share with everyone. I'm a big fan of bulleted lists so here it goes...

•Big Cat Rescue received my donation check for $2,600.00 last week. THANK YOU ALL.

•I have packaged all the drawing incentives and sent them out this morning. I will be mailing the Tastykake facebook incentives out tomorrow.

•Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling! I have a cork board of goals and deadlines for myself. So far I am on target.

•I have spent the last few weeks contacting the THIRTEEN backers who opted to have their pet's immortalized as historical figures and doing a whole lot of research. I am attaching a few in progress sketches for you to see.  I am going to try to update once every other month so keep your eyes peeled.

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      Barbara Kennedy on August 14, 2012

      Love these - so looking forward to the eBook. Fantastic that you raised so much money for Big Cat Rescue.

    2. Sherri Mayberry on August 13, 2012

      Hi, Christina -- Your sketches are AWESOME!!! You are a very talented young lady, and I know this eBook is only one of the many successes you will achieve. Kindest regards from The Music City,

    3. Christina Hess 2-time creator on August 13, 2012

      I'd love to visit BCR! It's on my list of things to do. It's quite a hike from Philly so I'll have to plan a week in FL soon.

      Elsa, I'm glad you like him....I'm still working on it. He is a fun guy to draw!

    4. elo on August 13, 2012

      I see my boy!!! He looks great. Love that you went with the Danish prince to represent him. Thank you.

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      sharon marszal on August 13, 2012


      Thank you for the update. With a project that will take you over a year to complete, it's nice to see the progress. Each time you post something, it gets me excited all over again. Also, Thank you for supporting Big Cat Rescue and their mission to the end the trade. Do you plan on visiting the sanctuary? Grrreat reason to plan a vacation to Florida!