It’s a Hairy Man!

abominable hairy man

Look who I found – an Alaska Hairy Man! Doesn’t he look an awful lot like the abominable snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

I stopped by La Bodega (so so so love this place!) to pick up a couple other things (ahem… bottles of wine) and left with a book of gorgeous photography and this fierce, fuzzy little guy.

The Hairy Man is handmade by local artist Lance Lekander, and comes with a legend:

Now, way out in the wilds
of far off Alaska,
lives a much hairier creature
than those from Nebraska.

He isn’t terrible, vicious or mean,
just one of the craziest beasts
you ever have seen.

I don’t want to give away the whole legend though – you’ll have to bring your own hairy little guy home to read the rest.

Hairy men are available at La Bodega or Dos Manos (something about that sentence makes me laugh – no disrespect meant to hairy or non-hairy men working at either one of these shops; your availability is up to you!) and come in a couple different sizes. They would make an excellent addition to a stuffed menagerie.

Handmade holiday gift anyone?

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!