Art for nature-lovers & wanderers

Asheville, North Carolina

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About firnmirror

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On Etsy since 2018

↟ Backpacking and a tiny art kit ↟

I think it's fair to say that I'm hooked on long distance hiking. I wanted to combine art and hiking since the very start of my obsession, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I carried a small tupperware container with some art supplies, then ditched it halfway through to save weight, after using it zero times. While hiking the Colorado Trail the year after, I carried a mint tin with watercolors, and painted twice!

This year (2018) I hiked the Appalachian Trail and I FINALLY REALLY DID IT! I carried a tiny watercolor palette, some pens, and a stack of small papers that miraculously survived 5 and a half months of record breaking rain and a canoe trip down the Shenandoah river. My Etsy shop is mostly the collected works from this project, and is the start of a long, fulfilling relationship with painting and backpacking. Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on Nov 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm very happy to discuss creating custom artwork! Feel free to contact me with your ideas, photo references, or questions at any time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you request gift wrapping, I'll take care to make it extra pretty and wrap it neatly in nice paper.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I can do wholesale orders! Contact me for information.

Isn't fern spelled fern?

It is! I found and liked the word "firnmirror" in an avalanche safety book.