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Xueling Zou

6 Days Ago

Being A Long Time Faa Member

How time flies! 10 years ago, I decided to set up an account here. One year later, I had started to upload my work on FAA. I've received many positive feedback and encouragement, they helps me to create more works. Not only sold many originals and prints, also make and meet some friends through FAA. I've learned many new things relate to art or not art through the thread here. I have introduced many artists become members too :).Can you believe it?
How about you?

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Drew

6 Days Ago

Xueling, 10 year is a long time being on an art forum. I am going on my 8th year on FAA and over 20 years total on a variety of internet art forums.
I too have meet many kindred spirits and have worked with about a dozen artists in several artistic endeavors coordinated online and brought together on art forums.

 

Mike Savad

6 Days Ago

it seems i'm on 8 years. and ditto on whatever those other things you said.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Phyllis Beiser

6 Days Ago

Seven years for me> :)

 

Jessica Jenney

6 Days Ago

It's been 9 1/2 years for me now.

 

Lindley Johnson

6 Days Ago

I've been here six years and echo your thoughts. I love it here.

 

Rich Franco

6 Days Ago

It's been 56 years for ME!!! In dog years I mean.....but still....

Rich

 

Kevin Callahan

6 Days Ago

I’ve been here 12 years. Seen em come seen em go.

 

Hans Zimmer

6 Days Ago

I´m still relatively new here (joined Fine Art America on March 24th, 2017) but i don´t plan to leave any time soon :o)

 

Mel Steinhauer

6 Days Ago

Celebrating 10 years now for me since joining on July 4th in 2009!

Although I do not participate very often in the discussions, I have read and learned many things that have helped and inspired me to keep enjoying this world of art. There are so many talented artists and nice people here. I even got to meet JC when he lived in Florida and Elise Palmigiani in her home city of Lyon, France

My best wishes to all!

http://ScenesFromFarAndNear.com

 

Louis Dallara

6 Days Ago

Celebrating 10 years now

Joined

2009

Followers

303

Visitors

189,437

 

Gaby Ethington

6 Days Ago

I joined in 2011 and was active for about a year then closed my account. I reactivated it when I retired 2 years ago and have been trying to catch up. I am so grateful for the discussion board and the gracious people here that give helpful pointers; I have learned so much here.

 

Wow, time does fly! I joined in 2011 I was a complete newbie, I knew nothing about selling online & didn't know if anyone would by my art, but they have & lots of it!

I thank all the input in this wonderful forum for all that I have learned about selling online :)

 

Edward Fielding

6 Days Ago

Started in 2011 Followers 1,090 Visitors 3,757,238

I've learned a lot along the way, been inspired by many, been encouraged and supported by sales. Took a few years to get the ball rolling but the payoff comes after investing the time and effort.

 

Mary Bedy

6 Days Ago

It will be 9 years for me on the 27th of this month. I joined in 2010. Seems like forever ago, and yet not so long ago, if you know what I mean. Time just gets weird the older you get.

I'm (hopefully) here for the long haul.

 

MM Anderson

6 Days Ago

It will be 7 years here for me in August. I have enjoyed interacting on the site. Wish I could have been more successful with sales but it is what it is. I'll keep plodding along.

 

9.5 years along the road...

 

Wow, I didn't realize until I looked it up but it has been 8 years since we became members! We have become on-line friends with many fellow artists and even gotten together in person with several for photo shoots, hikes, and fun! We plan to stay Fine Art America/Pixels.com members for life!
Celebrating life, Debra and Dave
www.CelebrateLifeGallery.com

 

VIVA Anderson

6 Days Ago

10+ years for me........it's home........thanks to you, Xueling, and so many I know,follow, who've followed me.......
.......and, thanks to the Mods..........so much has improved with your guidance....and a few 'no-no's' to me, lol.

 

David Dehner

6 Days Ago

7 Years for me this past June and haven't missed a payday - at this rate I will be a millionaire by June 2062.

No- wait I'll be 111 years old then - scratch that - no millionaire - I'll have to settle for great forum friends : )

 

David Bridburg

6 Days Ago

5 years very end of August.

Abbie, does that mean I get to skip the $30?

I will try harder. Y'all have been giving and taking for the entire 5 years. From the bottom of my heart thank you. I actually do mean that.

Dave Bridburg
https://Bridburg.com

 

Xueling Zou

6 Days Ago

Wow, incredible! So far it seems that I am one of the oldest members here... Many of the members we could see and chat to each other through FAA. Have you introduced new bees here like I have done?

 

Lois Bryan

5 Days Ago

Well said, Xueling. I'll be at 10 years this coming February!! I've learned so much, made so many great friends ... FAA is definitely my online home.

And yes, I've brought in several of my photography friends, too. I feel so lucky to have grown up in photography and digital art with many incredibly talented people, and to have maintained the connections over all these years ... and some I've even had the fun of meeting in person!

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

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Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

Definitely the newbie of the thread. I just passed my 6 month mark.

But I absolutely love this site. It inspired me to start painting, get really serious about my photography and marketing, and taught me a lot.

I see no finer assortment of wonderful people on the internet than here and have made some lasting friendships here, a couple of whom I've even gotten to meet in real life and had a great time. FAA has really been a great escape for me through some otherwise mundane and depressing times. I'm so glad to be apart of it and I look forward to being around for years like all you other folks.

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

5 Days Ago

Relatively new, found FAA accidentally in an article about how to sell art online in 2016, and I wish I had joined much earlier

 

Janice Drew

5 Days Ago

Nine years in August. I joined on August 18, 2010 - Followers 230, Visitors 686,344

FAA has been a learning experience and a place to meet many colorful personalities from around the world.

 

Roger Swezey

5 Days Ago

Joined this bewildering new universe at the age of 74,

Now 84, still bewildered, but a lot younger, being around all you young'ns

 

Andrew Pacheco

5 Days Ago

It's been 7 years for me here at FAA.

I have learned a whole lot from all the great knowledge and opinions that get shared in the forum.

I had been learning and developing my photography for about 5 or 6yrs prior to joining, but I have to credit FAA and the forum with making a huge contribution to where I'm at now as a photographer.

 

Mo Barton

5 Days Ago

Four and a half years for me....... no idea where that time disappeared to!
Aged 55 I’m taking a “career break” from teaching in less than a week. Looking forward to being able to devote more time to my photography and art.

This forum has been a constant source of information, inspiration and entertainment!!

 

Xueling Zou

5 Days Ago

Welcome all the newbies! Have joined FAA long enough, still there are so much to learn in the artists' world through this marketing platform.
Have a wonderful weekend to all the old and new members here!

 

Bradford Martin

4 Days Ago

I joined in the summer of 2012 and I only wish I had joined sooner. I mistakenly thought my exclusive contract with Istock barred me from selling prints here (and I was not the only one.) I had been on some of the very early pods but never made sales. I have to say that I was featured in a book about birding on the internet (birdingonthenet.com) in the early years and I sold and licensed direct because of my willingness to give freely to many galleries.

I made sales in the first month here and thereafter, although I have gone many months with no sales too. I learned a lot here but also shared a lot of stuff I learned from being on other sites. Like how to be seen on Google and how to get in lots of site searches. I have been on many internet forums and most ran their course after a few years. This is by far the forum where I have spent the most time. I did drop out for a while and was just a lurker but I am back. It has gotten a lot better even though some people still annoy me no end. I thank Abbie for keeping this going for so long.

 

Leslie Montgomery

4 Days Ago

3 years this month. It took me a couple of years to get past that original learning curve only to find I still know nothing but I have learned so much about myself as I have grown with my work. Still learning and still growing and hope I will continue to learn and grow if I can make it to 100 years old.

I could never have learned one thing if it weren't for the multiple talented people in this very forum who are so generous with sharing their knowledge and their hearts. There are times I laugh at them and times I cry for them and times when I bite my tongue and have a quiet prayer that they end their heated discussions with each other before a mod ends it for them and puts them on a time out. How will I learn anything more if they are not allowed to post? I don't ask a lot of questions and I cannot answer any but I watch it all when time allows and it is very comforting to know your are all here ready to help solve issues for all no matter how great or small.

 

Stacie Siemsen

4 Days Ago

10 years is along time...I joined 6.5 years ago and love it as well.

 

Michelle Saraswati

4 Days Ago

I joined in 2015 .. i think it's very cool place to show off and to share your artworks

with other artists or potential buyers. But my goal really is to display my arts online.

I just wish that FAA and Pixels would be integrated / merged become ONE website,

to avoid confusions. Even our premium website is actually adding more confusions!

 

Xueling Zou

2 Days Ago

Yes, I never thought I could use one service for such a long time. I never had notice I did create a lot of art, of course I haven't uploaded for sometime. And I'm happy to see that many artists feel or do the same. Happy painting!

 

Chuck De La Rosa

2 Days Ago

8 years.

 

Floyd Snyder

2 Days Ago

"I just wish that FAA and Pixels would be integrated / merged become ONE website,

to avoid confusions. Even our premium website is actually adding more confusions! "

Agree. I know it has been explained whey the need for both FAA and Pixels I still think it can be done and should be done but will probably never be done. 😐

Joined 2012

 

Jeff Breiman

2 Days Ago

I've also been here for 10 years. I get inspired by all the beautiful artwork here.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Days Ago

I thought FAA and pixels were the same. What are the differences? Actually, I liked the way we used to call artistswebsite.com.

 

Christi Kraft

2 Days Ago

8 years for me, and in many ways, it seems like only yesterday. I have grown and learned from so many artists here, both artistically and in business. Had I to do it over again, I would have liked to put up more art much earlier, so all those later images could have the benefit of being long-term search results! ;)

 

Rel Rogers

2 Days Ago

Congratulations for all the years that you’ve all been here... and do you have any words of wisdom to share with the newbies? :)

 

Xueling Zou

2 Days Ago

There are a lot to learn as many members have mentioned above, also you can search for the some old threads here.

 

Michelle Saraswati

2 Days Ago

Xueling Zou,

The difference between FAA and Pixels is

that some products like T-Shirts and Mugs

available only at Pixels and not available at FAA.

 

Peggy Wilson

2 Days Ago

I remember you Xueling!
Love seeing your new work!

 

Peggy Collins

2 Days Ago

I joined in January, 2013. I wish I'd joined a lot sooner instead of pretty much wasting my time at a couple of other places first. But I'm here to stay now!

 

Somewhere in the 11 + years....... no regrets, only positive results. Many cyber friends and connections! No plans for leaving either!!

 

Xueling Zou

1 Day Ago

Michelle, thank you! I didn't even notice about the differences for so long, lol...

 

Xueling Zou

1 Day Ago

Michelle, thank you! I didn't even notice about the differences for so long, lol...

 

Xueling Zou

1 Day Ago

Peggy, thanks for remembering me :)!

 

Xueling Zou

1 Day Ago

Kevin Callahan, you probably are one of the earliest members have showed in this thread, congrats!
So is Mary Ellen Mueller Legault, congrats!

 

Design Turnpike

1 Day Ago

Pushing 7 years for me.

9 months to the first sale. The trickle eventually became a flood after a couple of years.

Almost 3 million views and thousands of sales later, it's pretty much the best business decision I've made.

Thanks FAA!

 

Xueling Zou

2 Hours Ago

I started to upload my images one year later after I signed being a member. My first sale was my first self-portrait six month later after uploading my images. Still want to know who bought it from Brisbane, Qld Australia?

 

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