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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - More Jonathan Papers

By Al R. Young The More Jonathan Papers issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - In the Circle of the Hearth (4 pages)Hearth - The Right to Call It Mine (2 pages)Kitchen - The Cook's Day Out (6 pages)Music - The Voice of the River (2 pages)Garden - After Frost (4 pages)Workshops - Simple Enjoyment (1 page)Garret - Among the Lytfolc of the Far Isles (2 pages)More Jonathan Papers is the 114th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 6, 2018, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Very Thought Of Thee"

By Al R. Young The Very Thought Of Thee 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 prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: The Very Thought Of Thee, 2018, Elspeth C. Young, Heroes of the Book of Mormon Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, The Messiah Art Collection


Project Commentaries: The Grey Havens by Al R. Young

By Al R. Young The Grey Havens was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
84 in. x 48 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Commission received and work begins — 2000
Painting completed — 2004 June

equipment created or modified for this project
Clamp-on glass-palette holder

costumes, miniatures, and props created for this project
None.

methodology
This section presents only one or two items that may be of interest to professional artists, amateurs, and others interested in the work of the Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2018, Project commentaries


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "And He Shall Be Their Shepherd"

By Al R. Young And He Shall Be Their Shepherd 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 prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: And He Shall Be Their Shepherd, 2018, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, The Messiah Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Ivanhoe

By Al R. Young The Ivanhoe issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Of Exercising Hospitality (3 pages)Hearth - Of Noble Ancestry (4 pages)Kitchen - Of the Culinary Art (6 pages)Music - Of the Minstrel Art (1 page)Garden - Of the Healing Art (6 pages)Workshops - Of Gold and Bosses (1 page)Garret - Duhg's Secret (2 pages)Ivanhoe is the 113th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 5, 2018, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Project Commentaries: Restoring a stairwell window from 1908

By Al R. Young
The first step was to perform an on-site evaluation of the window's condition.  The next step was preparing a report of visible damage; setting forth what damage might be discovered upon disassembling the windows; proposing a scenario for restoring the window; identifying dependencies and describing what restoration might look like; and suggesting a fee schedule for completing the work.  These are some of the photos from the on-site evaluation:

                              


The report identified the following categories of damage:

Cracked glass
Damaged came
Severely bowed came
Deteriorated glazing compound
Paint overspray and runs

With window casements and frames being repaired by other contractors, the Studios focused exclusively on the glass, which was to be remounted (without triple-glazing) into either refurbished or replacement frames and casements... Read more »

Tags: 2018, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling, Stained glass


Anna the Prophetess features Al's painting of Ruth

By Al R. Young
Anna the Prophetess, published by Covenant Communications, features Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come to Trust by Al R. Young, from Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come To Trust... Read more »

Tags: Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come To Trust, 2018


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Four Feathers

By Al R. Young The The Four Feathers issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - This Last Hour Created (2 pages)Hearth - So Quickly Done (3 pages)Kitchen - I Shall Come Back (6 pages)Music - Upon Her Violin (2 pages)Garden - Only Moonlight in the Garden (-21 pages)Workshops - Give Me a Token that I May Carry Back (5 pages)Garret - In St. John's Tower (2 pages)The Four Feathers is the 112th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 4, 2018, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: Travels-in-Scotland volume 3 now available

By Al R. Young

Seymore, Leornian, and Bonnie Duhg descend at Derncroft from Threave Castle and camp for the night at Carlinwark Loch.  The trio travels by coach along the road to Drumfries and on to Lincloudon, at the confluence of Cludin Water and the River Nith.  At the abandoned Lincloudon Abbey, Seymore and Leornian meet the last survivor of the thriving lytfolc community that once lived there.  In the unexpected largess of the lytfolc antiquities of Lincloudon, Seymore discovers an old map that will eventually change his life... Read more »

Tags: Travels in Scotland Vol. 3, 2018, News, Novellas


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Surely Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me"

By Al R. Young Surely Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me 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 prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Surely Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me, 2018, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Women of the Bible Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Jonathan Papers

By Al R. Young The The Jonathan Papers issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Moment of Poise (4 pages)Hearth - There Should Always be a Bookmark (4 pages)Kitchen - On Taking One's Dessert First (4 pages)Music - The Memory of Music (2 pages)Garden - Dig in it Weed it and Pick it (4 pages)Workshops - The Lure of the Berry (1 page)Bookshelf - And the Garden is Mine Now (2 pages)Garret - From Sanquhar to Ayr (2 pages)The Jonathan Papers is the 111th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 3, 2018, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Scarlet Pimpernel

By Al R. Young The The Scarlet Pimpernel issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Of Indigo and of Blue (3 pages)Hearth - Exquisitely Painted (4 pages)Kitchen - With Her Own Hands (5 pages)Music - Of the Improvised Concert (2 pages)Garden - The Scarlet Pimpernel (4 pages)Workshops - A Bold Dash for the Barn (3 pages)Garret - Time and Distance Vanish (2 pages)The Scarlet Pimpernel is the 110th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 2, 2018, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Blessings Of The Fathers"

By Al R. Young The Blessings Of The Fathers 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 prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: The Blessings Of The Fathers, 2018, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Images of Reality, Truth and Love in the Bible and Literature features Elspeth's painting of Huldah

By Al R. Young
Images of Reality, Truth and Love in the Bible and Literature, published by The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, features Treasure the Word by Elspeth Young, from Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.Treasure The Word... Read more »

Tags: Treasure The Word, 2017


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - At Home for Christmas

By Al R. Young The At Home for Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Your Own Comfortable Home (2 pages)Hearth - Find the Extraordinary (4 pages)Kitchen - It's Christmas Time Again (6 pages)Music - When Christmas Morning Shines (2 pages)Garden - Help Is Nigh (3 pages)Workshops - A Little Farm (3 pages)Garret - The Making of the Stars (3 pages)At Home for Christmas is the 109th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 1, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Recommended Reading (overview)

By Al R. Young In 1997, when Al Young Studios was first featured in Victoria Magazine, an editor asked whether we had a list of books we could recommend for reading aloud as a family.  The question sparked our first attempt to list the titles we had enjoyed reading for nearly 20 years.  That list was integral to this Internet site, which we launched in the fall of 1998.  Then, in 2000, we started publishing The Storybook Home Journal, focused on bringing the stories home as part of daily life... Read more »

Tags: 2017, Overview, Recommended reading


Workshops: A Studio in a Barn

By Al R. Young
supplemental material
to a series of workshops articles appearing in the following issues of the storybook home journal
"The Snug Outbuildings" - Lorna Doone (Vol 17 No 6)
"A Little Farm" - At Home for Christmas (Vol 18 No 1)
"A Bold Dash for the Barn" - The Scarlet Pimpernel (Vol 18 No 2)
introduction

Gifts are often something new or, if not new, at least valuable because of sentiment or significance.  Unprepossessing as it looked when the salvage of a 48-year-old fence was delivered to our driveway in the summer of 2014, it was indeed a gift, in every sense of the word... Read more »

Tags: 2017, Project commentaries, Workshops


Storybook Life (overview)

By Al R. Young
announcements and newsroom articlesPurchase individual issues or subscribe
Contacting Al Young Studios

companion articles to issues of The Storybook Home Journal


storybook life is a trademark of al young studios... Read more »

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