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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 38

The Treasure of Lincloudon

Seymore, Leornian, and their guide, Bonnie Duhg, arrive at Lincloudon Colledge, about a mile north of Dumfries, Scotland at the confluence of Cludin Water and the River Nith.  They meet Grumley Stibble, the elderly caretaker of the lytfolc garden associated with the Wizard’s Knot.  Grumley, the last survivor of the once thriving lytfolc societies that dwelt for centuries at the now ruined abbey, is the keeper of a treasure that once belonged to his father and grandfathers... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 2, 2016, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Ayala's Angel

The Ayala's Angel issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - At the Bijou (6 pages)Hearth - Sharing The Light (6 pages)Kitchen - Good Gifts and Pretty Ways (4 pages)Garden - And Primroses (2 pages)Workshops - The Loveliest Locks (2 pages)Garret - The Treasure of Lincloudon (3 pages)Ayala's Angel is the 98th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 2, 2016, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "A Labor Of Love"

A Labor Of Love is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of available prints.... Read more »

Tags: A Labor Of Love, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneers of the American West Art Collection


Elspeth's painting of Mary Wanlass featured on LDS Living

An article entitled Little-Known Stories & What You Should Look for Inside the Provo City Center Temple featured Carry On, by Elspeth, as one of three artworks (among the nineteen artworks presented in the Temple) whose stories "cause them to stand out from the rest."... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Oil paintings and prints


Elspeth Young completes new oil painting - Carry On (Mary Wanlass)

Elspeth's original oil painting of Mary Wanlass is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.
Carry On (Mary Wanlass) , completed in 2015, was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed oil painting was subsequently acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.  Consequently, no prints of the painting are available for purchase... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Oil paintings and prints


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 37

The Lay Of Lunta

Based upon lytfolc legends from the north woods,  The Lay of Lunta  is one of the earliest stories from Seymore Wainscott's own Legendary, known as The Isles of Rune.  This early version of one of the bedtime stories Seymore told his children presents the origin and significance of snow as well as an explanation of the peculiar powers attributed to reindeer.

Click here for an overview of The Papers of Seymore Wainscott.... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 1, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Nutcracker

The The Nutcracker issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into Your Castle (3 pages)Hearth - A Superb Little Man (4 pages)Kitchen - Twilight Had Fallen (6 pages)Garden - The Christmas Woods (4 pages)Workshops - A Graceful Little Stairway (2 pages)Bookshelf - The influence of Hoffmann's works, as well as adaptations of them, include some of the greatest artists in history... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 1, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The story from My Father's Captivity featured on LDS Living

An article entitled "POW Survivor, Convert: I'd Endure It All Again Just to Have the Book of Mormon", summarizing the narrative presented in My Father's Captivity, appeared today on LDS Living.... Read more »

Tags: My Father’s Captivity, 3rd-party Publications, 2015, News


Rush-order requests

By Al R. Young
Before requesting a rush order from Al Young Studios, please be aware of the following:Expedited shipping is already built into our shopping cart.  Thus, expediting the shipping of a product does not require a request to rush an order.

With rare exception, all Studios' inventory is printed on demand; therefore, rushing an order means printing the product more quickly than usual.  And inasmuch as Al Young Studios out-sources all printing services, rushing an order involves not only arranging for a third party to produce the item more quickly, but printing it without delaying other orders whose delivery is already scheduled... Read more »

Tags: 2015, News, Operations announcements, Orders and shipping


Tanner M. Young publishes new Fine Art Photography during November '15

Browse a gallery of Fine Art Photography taken during November 2015.... Read more »

Tags: Forest Silhouette, Afternoon Fades, First Snow, Frozen Forest, 2015, Fine art photography, News, Tanner M. Young


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 36

The Gardens of Castle Threave

Seymore Wainscott, Leornian Feldham, and their guide, Duhglas Cairn, spend a magical day touring the legendary Lytfolc Gardens of Castle Threave. "I have seen so many wonders [today]," wrote Seymore, "that it no longer seems there is anything here of the commonplace; nevertheless, notwithstanding the magnificence of all these things, my mind is ablaze with questions of how — not in terms of science or engineering, but in terms of the societies from which these things arise and continue, generation upon generation... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 6, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young featured in 10th International Art Competition

Other Sheep I Have , by Elspeth Young, is among 98 artworks selected for presentation in the 10th International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The exhibition opened to the public October 22nd and runs through the summer of 2016.  Entries submitted to the competition came from 944 artists in more than 40 nations.... Read more »

Tags: Other Sheep I Have, 2015, Exhibits, News


LDS Living features Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young

An article entitled "10 Breathtaking Images from Christ's Life that Will Help You See Him in a New Way" announces the opening of the exhibition associated with the 10th International Art Competition, and showcases Elspeth's painting among the ten artworks featured in the article.Other Sheep I Have... Read more »

Tags: Other Sheep I Have, 3rd-party Publications, 2015, News


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - What Katy Did at School

The What Katy Did at School issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Row of Hooks (4 pages)Hearth - The Same Pattern (3 pages)Kitchen - J'aime beaucoup les oiseaux (4 pages)Music - My Turn to Play (1 page)Garden - A Bowl Full Of Chrysanthemums (5 pages)Workshops - Clean Clothes From The Wash (4 pages)Garret - The Gardens of Castle Threave (2 pages)What Katy Did at School is the 96th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 6, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Growing Light by Elspeth Young featured in permanent exhibit

Growing Light  by Elspeth Young is one of thirty original artworks featured in a permanent exhibit now open to the public at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City.  After being closed for a year-long renovation, the Museum reopened on September 30, 2015, featuring the exhibit entitled The Heavens are Opened.  This flagship exhibit  focuses on the manner in which God worked through Joseph Smith and others to establish The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elspeth's painting not only tells a thoroughly documented story from the first days of the publication of the Book of Mormon (read more in The Story Behind the Painting), but enables youth who participate in the exhibit to more readily see the great part that young members of the Church played—and can yet play—in the long foretold restoration of the latter-days... Read more »

Tags: Growing Light, 2015, Exhibits, News


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 35

The Crossing of the Bridge of Skye

On their first day in the Great House at Threave Castle, Seymore Wainscott and Leornian Feldham breakfast on Llaithcau Stew in the Lang Hollow before setting out to meet the Laird of Keth.  Their journey introduces them to the centuries old tunnels and dizzying bridges high in the walls of the castle ruin.

Click here for an overview of The Papers of Seymore Wainscott.... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 5, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Tale of Two Cities

The A Tale of Two Cities issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Most Useful And Agreeable Characteristics (5 pages)Hearth - Spare Onions And The Like (2 pages)Kitchen - So Neat in Their Contrivances (4 pages)Music - The Liberty Song (2 pages)Garden - Under The Plane Tree (4 pages)Workshops - On The Shoemaker's Bench (2 pages)Garret - The Crossing Of The Bridge Of Skye (3 pages)A Tale of Two Cities is the 95th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 5, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Summer in the Jungle

The Summer in the Jungle issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into The Bungalow (4 pages)Hearth - One, Two, Three! And Where's Your Party (8 pages)Kitchen - To Make Good Things (6 pages)Garden - The Lotus-Covered Water (2 pages)Workshops - Eat Thy Bread (2 pages)Summer in the Jungle is the 94th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 4, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues