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