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Maren Misner The Tin Owl Fine Art Photography I’m Maren, the artist behind The Tin Owl. I create a line of wall art, gifts, and home decor with my photographs. My goal with The Tin Owl is to create images and products that enhance your day, that make you smile, that strike a chord and inspire you. “All of my work starts with a photograph. My favorite part about designing my products is wandering with my camera and taking photos, and then editing the photos and imagining them on different products. Some photos are meant to hang on walls, others work best as a necklace or a greeting card.” What’s been your most popular item or line to date? My Vintage Home Collection has been my most popular line to date. I photograph vintage license plates (the older, the better) and make images with those photos within each state’s outline. I create prints, cards, tea towels, baby rompers, pillows, magnets, and jewelry with my license plate images. What is the biggest challenge you face during your daily schedule? Staying on task!! I so wish my day was full of nothing but photographing and creating, but as a small business owner I am also responsible for all those fun things like bookkeeping and accounting. As a creative person who has a serious aversion to spreadsheets, it can be challenging to discipline myself to do the everyday business things instead of putting them aside and focusing on the fun creative work. What’s the best lesson you have you learned in running your own business? The details count more than you realize! I’ve learned that the effort I put into my packaging and customer service is just as important as the love I put into my products themselves. thetinowl.com 8 | Vol. 9 | GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge