Susan Farrington on what’s good and what’s not so good about being an illustrator


What’s good
I am paid to be creative.
I make my own hours.
I am connected to a larger group of professional artists which helps with the isolation that sometimes comes with being an artist and working in a solitary environment.
I am my own boss.
My work can evolve at its own pace.
I am proud to have found a way to make art for a living.

What’s not so good
There are the occasional clients/jobs that are difficult.
There are times when jobs/income are not steady.
Deadlines can be challenging.

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