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Holiday shipping schedule

By Al R. Young
Listed below are the last day to order a product to guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve for each type of product from the Studios and each shipping speed.
Domestic Shipping
International Shipping Delays
When ordering internationally, please add the following number of days to the above table to ensure on-time delivery. Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarentee that orders will not encounter extra delays in International Customs.*GXG Express Shipping is available at an extra charge for nearly all products sold on alyoung... Read more »

Tags: My Father’s Captivity, The Seymore Wainscott Anthology, The Boxwood Folios Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 2, Leornian Feldham Vol. 3, Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion,


2015 scripture-reading schedule features artwork by Elspeth Young

The 2015 New Testament Reading Schedule Bookmark, published by Deseret Book, features As It Began To Dawn by Elspeth Young, from Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.As It Began To Dawn... Read more »

Tags: As It Began To Dawn, 3rd-party Publications, 2014, News


Portfolio: Architectural drawings

This portfolio presents architectural drawings, created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, that can be used as illustrations.  Digital copies of each illustration are available from Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these original artworks, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Portfolios


Annual religious art exhibit features the Artists of Al Young Studios

Two original oil paintings by Elspeth Young, a pen and ink drawing by Ashton Young, and a photograph by Tanner Young are featured in the 29th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.  Of 347 works submitted, 177 were selected for the juried exhibition.  Frames for the works were prepared by Al Young Studios.

Elspeth's painting of Elisabeth (the mother of John the Baptist), entitled Nothing Shall Be Impossible, was one of twelve works selected for a cash award.

These are the featured works for the Studios:

Nothing Shall Be ImpossibleThis My SonKnock and it Shall Be OpenedThey Kept The Testimony Even Unto Death... Read more »

Tags: This My Son, Nothing Shall Be Impossible, They Kept The Testimony Even Unto Death, 2014, Exhibits, News


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on November 8, 2014, featured the following enhancements:The following Operations announcements have been added to the Newsroom:Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrationsStorybook Home Life added to the Newsroom as home page for articles of interest to readers of The Storybook Home Journal and The Storybook Home Journal Blog.

A list of the Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal presents links to the 14 Christmas issues published by Al Young Studios since Christmas 2000... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements


Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal

These are the Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal, each of which is available directly from the Studios on the main product page for the Journal:
Vol. 1 No. 1 - Little WomenVol. 2 No. 1 - Fairytale ChristmasVol. 3 No. 1 - The Wind in the WillowsVol. 4 No. 1 - Hans BrinkerVol. 5 No. 1 - A Betsy-Tacy ChristmasVol. 6 No. 1 - Old ChristmasVol. 7 No. 1 - An Alcott ChristmasVol. 8 No. 1 - A Quillcote ChristmasVol. 9 No. 1 - A Lucy Maud Montgomery ChristmasVol. 10 No. 1 - What Katy Did At ChristmasVol... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 1 No. 1, Vol. 2 No. 1, Vol. 3 No. 1, Vol. 4 No. 1, Vol. 5 No. 1, Vol. 6 No. 1, Vol. 7 No. 1, Vol. 8 No. 1, Vol. 9 No. 1, Vol. 10 No. 1, Vol. 11 No. 1, Vol. 12 No. 1, Vol. 13 No. 1, Vol. 13 No. 2, Vol. 14 No. 1, Vol. 14 No. 2, 2014,


Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson features illustrations from Al Young Studios

Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson is the companion volume to Women of the Old Testament, published by Deseret Book in 2009.

The New Testament volume features fifty six illustrations from the Artists of Al Young Studios, listed here under the Studios' fine art collections and portfolios to which they belong.


From the Women of the Bible Fine Art CollectionFull-color details (cropped images) from the following 29 paintings appeared in the book (in the order in which they appear here)... Read more »

Tags: I Shall Be Whole, I Say Unto Thee, Arise, The Windows Of Heaven, The Miracle Of Forgiveness, What Is Truth, Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come To Trust, Unto The City Of David, A Damsel Came To Hearken, By The Wayside, Living Water, Waiting...


Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrations

By Al R. YoungIf you are interested in obtaining a license to copy or publish an existing artwork
produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please see
Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios

If you are interested in commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrations, please be aware of the following:1.   We work on a commission basis.  Only very rarely might we consider working on the basis of a royalty—very rarely... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Illustration, Operations announcements


Portfolio: People and Stories from the Book of Mormon

This portfolio presents artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios that can be used as illustrations pertaining to the Book of Mormon.  Digital copies of each illustration are available from Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these original artworks, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Portfolios


Portfolio: People and Stories from the Bible

This portfolio presents artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios that can be used as illustrations pertaining to the Old and New Testaments.  Digital copies of each illustration are available from Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these original artworks, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Portfolios


Portfolio: Maps of Bible Lands

This portfolio presents maps created by the Artists of Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these maps, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios.  The Studios will respond as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in commissioning the Studios to create maps and other illustrations, please see Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrations

Each thumbnail in this portfolio links to a page presenting the entire image... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Portfolios


Portfolio: Material Cultures of the Bible

This portfolio presents drawings created by the Artists of Al Young Studios that can be used as illustrations for material cultures of the Old and New Testaments.  Digital copies of each illustration are available from Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these original artworks, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Portfolios


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A bi-monthly site update on October 23, 2014, features the following enhancements:Major changes to the format and content of the FAQ page, including correlation of the page with operational and other content in the Newsroom, numbered headings and QA couplets for ready reference, addition of a Services section, review and updating of all content.

The following Operations announcements have been added to the Newsroom since the previous site update:Contacting Al Young Studios
Receiving a shipment from Al Young Studios
Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young StudiosPolicy changes and greater detail concerning framing services available from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Operations announcements


The Veranda: Life at the Flying W Farm

Long time Storybook Home subscriber and popular Mommy Blogger, Montserrat Wadsworth, lives with her family of twelve on a roomy ranch in northern Nevada.  She gives a glimpse of daily life through the seasons on the Flying W Farm in this Veranda article accompanying the 2014 Autumn Issue of The Storybook Home Journal, featuring The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch by Eleanor H. Porter.... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 14 No. 6, 2014, The Storybook Home Journal, The Veranda


Storybook Home Life TM  (overview)

current issue of The Storybook Home Journal TM
Autumn 2014
newsroom announcements, articles and links
for The Storybook Home Journal
        Purchase individual issues or subscribe
        Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal
        Blog content and functionality now available in the Newsroom
        Issues (presents the publication announcement for each issue)
        Contacting Al Young Studios


Additional articles in the Newsroom for
Storybook Home Life TMNewsroom features assigned to the following categories include not only recent articles, but articles gleaned from the blog for The Storybook Home Journal (2010-2014) as well as features from the earliest days of the Studios' presence on the Internet (1998)... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Overview, The Storybook Home Journal


Contacting Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
One of the reasons email is the preferred point of contact is that a message received via our commercial site is automatically logged by our helpdesk, which, of course, facilitates tracking of customer inquiries.  We also prefer email because the channel is open 24 hours a day seven days a week and, frankly, is more conveniently monitored than telephone messages.  Neither emails nor telephone messages are jobbed-out to a 3rd party, but are received directly by the Studios.
Messages sent via social media flow into the stream of digital communications received at the Studios; nevertheless, while these communications may be monitored, they are not subject to the same rigor as communications received via our commercial site or voice messages left on the Studios' telephone system... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Operations announcements


Receiving a shipment from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
We strongly advise that upon receipt of shipment:The contents of the shipment be carefully unpacked as soon as possible.

Items in the shipment be inspected to ensure that no damage occured during shipment.

Any suspected damage to shipment contents be reported immediately to the Studios by email or by telephone.  Email may prove preferable because information required in addressing such problems will eventually need to be communicated by email anyway, emails to support@support.alyoung... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements, Orders and shipping


Project Commentaries: Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young
Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young was completed in 2014 and is the 23rd painting in The Messiah Fine Art Collection.
Dimensions width x height32.25 in. x 47 in.


SupportPanel (prepared as described in Preparing a painting ground


MilestonesResearch begins - 2010 February
Composition begins - 2014 April
Brushwork begins - 2014 May


EquipmentCreating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself.

Panel-support Accessory for A-Frame Easel
Clamp-on Brush Holders for Easel Framework


Costume, Props, and MiniaturesCreating a painting can also involve creative projects focused on setting, costume, props, and other features of the composition... Read more »

Tags: Other Sheep I Have, 2014, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques