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By Al R. Young
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Holiday shipping schedule

By Al R. Young
Listed below are the last days, for each type of product from the Studios and each shipping speed, to order a product and be confident of its delivery by Christmas Eve.
Domestic Shipping
Please be aware of the following policies and recommendations:
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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 any international orders will not encounter extra delays in International Customs... Read more »

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The Isles of Rune: Tentative editorial calendar

By Al R. Young

storybooks (updated 2017 October 25)
We are working on original oil paintings and other artworks that will appear as illustrations in bound storybooks featuring myths from The Isles of Rune.  With nearly twenty oil paintings planned, no projected publication date for the first storybook has been announced.  Work includes conceptualization and research, costuming, lighting, model selection, shoots, composition, and all other production phases for handmade, fine-art originals... Read more »

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The Isles of Rune: Original artworks created for this series

By Al R. Young... Read more »

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The Isles of Rune by Al R. Young (overview)

By Al R. Young

installments of stories from the the isles of rune
These are the first two stories in this series.  As noted, the narrative portion of each story has appeared serially in issues of The Storybook Home Journal:

 The Song of Lunta, which appeared as the Writer's Garret in volume 16 number 1 of The Shorybook Home Journal
 The Song of Ishanor, part 1, which appeared as the Writer's Garret in volume 17 number 1 of The Shorybook Home Journal
 The Song of Ishanor, part 2, which appeared as the Writer's Garret in volume 17 number 2 of The Shorybook Home Journal

tentative editorial calendar for installments and anthologies (updated 2017 October 25)
Since creation of the story is ongoing, this page is a snapshot of what we are working on now... Read more »

Tags: 2017, Isles of Rune, News, Overview, The Papers of Seymore Wainscott


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — Tentative editorial calendar

By Al R. Young

novellas (updated 2017 October 25)

The following installments are due to appear in a third novella in this series in the spring or summer of 2018:

 The Gardens of Castle Threave, which appeared as an installment in volume 15 number 6 of The Storybook Home Journal.
 The Treasure of Lincloudon, which appeared as an installment in volume 16 number 2 of The Storybook Home Journal.
 Into the Land of the Giants, which appeared as an installment in volume 16 number 3 of The Storybook Home Journal... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Lorna Doone

By Al R. Young The Lorna Doone issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Lorna Doone is the 108th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 107 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios.
These are the all products from Al Young Studios related to the works of R. D. Blackmoore.  They are for sale at www... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 6, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Blank Art Diaries: In Their Footsteps features pioneer commentaries and original artworks from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios.  Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.

In Their Footsteps: A Personal Journal  features 29 original artworks consisting of 18 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 2 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, four artworks from Ashton' private portfolio, and five pencil drawings from Al's private portfolio... Read more »

Tags: Meadow, Charity, In The High Valley, Mountain Home, Sara Crewe, The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 3.30.0028.000, Far Away In The West, 3.30.0243.000, There The Saints Will Be Blessed, 3.30.0277.000, Green And Pleasant Land, I Will Uphold Thee,...


The Isles of Rune: Seymore Wainscott's Legendary, online

By Al R. Young

The Isles of Rune is part of The Papers of Seymore Wainscott.  The Isles consists of two things within those Papers: Stories Seymore published under the title The Isles of Rune, as well as what he referred to as his Legendary, which consists of his unpublished writings, maps, and other materials used to create The Isles of Rune.  Our publication of the latter includes his correspondence about the stories and the Legendary.

Concurrent with printed publication of the Papers, Al Young Studios will publish Seymore Wainscott's Legendary as a series of articles in this Newsroom... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Sweet Land Of Liberty"

By Al R. Young Sweet Land Of Liberty 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: Sweet Land Of Liberty, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "If God So Clothe The Field"

By Al R. Young If God So Clothe The Field 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: If God So Clothe The Field, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Prince and the Pauper

By Al R. Young The The Prince and the Pauper issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (11 pages)Hearth - The Likeness Himself (5 pages)Kitchen - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (9 pages)Garden - Of Roses Red and White (4 pages)Garret - The Search for Survivors (3 pages)The Prince and the Pauper is the 107th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 5, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Tanner M. Young publishes new Fine Art Photography during June '17

Browse a gallery of Fine Art Photography taken during June 2017.... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - David Copperfield

By Al R. Young The David Copperfield issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - On the Wall (6 pages)Kitchen - The Pleasant Tea (2 pages)Garden - The Perfume of the Flowers (9 pages)Workshops - With a Long Pen (2 pages)Garret - Catastrophe at Deeping Marr (4 pages)David Copperfield is the 106th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 105 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 4, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "Under The Northern Mountains"

By Al R. Young Under The Northern Mountains 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 »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night"

By Al R. Young Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night 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: Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Covenant of Peace"

By Al R. Young The Covenant of Peace 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 »

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Ashton R. Young completes new oil painting - "Green And Pleasant Land"

By Al R. Young Green And Pleasant Land 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 »

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Ashton R. Young completes new oil painting - "Peace Like A River"

By Al R. Young Peace Like A River 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 »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Lisa and Lottie

By Al R. Young The Lisa and Lottie issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - O! These Artists! (6 pages)Hearth - Forget-Me-Not (3 pages)Kitchen - We're Traveling (7 pages)Garden - Enzian (3 pages)Workshops - Bright Lanterns (3 pages)Lisa and Lottie is the 105th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 104 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 3, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth's oil painting and Ashton's custom frame featured in LDS Newsroom video

By Al R. Young Elspeth's original oil painting is presently unavailable for viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

The original oil painting, entitled The Covenant of Peace and completed in 2016, 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... Read more »

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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — Travels-in-Scotland volume 2 now available

By Al R. Young

As Seymore takes the first steps of his journey into the heart of Scotland, he starts to realize that he belongs to the setting and the heritage in which he finds himself.  He doesn't want to leave Lanham and Virginia's tidewater, but to bring Scotland home with him—at least those things that he can use to make his own home better.  Always curious about the how and why of things, Seymore continues to pursue his own questions about creativity and community.  He records his thoughts about these things in his diary, but there's also plenty of travel just to be enjoyed in that playful sense in which creativity always meets new experience—not knowing how or when or whether something will ever prove useful... Read more »

Tags: Travels in Scotland Vol. 2, 2017, News, Novellas


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "She Had Compassion"

By Al R. Young She Had Compassion 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: She Had Compassion, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Women of the Bible Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Death Comes for the Archbishop

By Al R. Young The Death Comes for the Archbishop issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - There About Us Always (5 pages)Hearth - As the Tints of Early Morning (5 pages)Kitchen - A Constantly Refined Tradition (6 pages)Garden - Excellent for Fruit (3 pages)Workshops - Softened with Time (1 page)Garret - The Song of Ishanor, part 2 (3 pages)Death Comes for the Archbishop is the 104th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 2, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New user interface being implemented for The BenHaven Archives Online

By Al R. Young All of the documentary content of the wiki that has been available since 2009 at The BanHaven Archives Online (www.benhanvenarchives.org) will now be hosted as a sub-domain of www.alyoung.com.  One of the primary objectives for this change is to facilitate ongoing management and expansibility of content.

This will be a phased transition with status announcements published in our Newsroom as each milestone is achieved.  Check for ANNOUNCEMENTS at The BenHaven Archives (overview)... Read more »

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The Purpose and History of The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young purpose
The BenHaven Archives is a multi-generational family repository of documents, images, audio-visual materials, and artifacts bearing primarily upon the history of the family and its members.

Digital materials published in the online holdings of the Archives serve the needs of family members, historians, genealogical researchers, as well as special interest communities for which collections in the Archives may be suited.

history
S. P. Young (1894-1972) assiduously kept letters, newspaper clippings, documents, photographs, and memorabilia throughout his life, and entrusted much of his collection to his son, Alfred R... Read more »

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The BenHaven Archives (overview)

By Al R. Young announcements (updated 2017 January 20)
Click this heading for recent publication announcements and other news about The BenHaven Archives.

purpose & history of the benhaven archives

guidelines for requests to copy or publish historical documents and other items (updated 2017 January 20)

contacting the archives (updated 2017 January 20)... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, My Fathers Captivity, Overview


Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Historical Documents, Commentary, Book Excerpts or Photographs from Al Young Studios or The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
To initiate a request for permission to reproduce images of artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please read Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Artworks Created by the Artists of Al Young Studios.

To initiate a request for permission to reproduce historical documents and photographs from The BenHaven Archives, as well as all other visual and verbal material published by the Artists and Writers of Al Young Studios, please email to us the following information... Read more »

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Contacting The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
The BenHaven Archives does not offer access to its papers and artifacts (except through digital copies), nor is it possible to visit or tour the Archives. The Archives is neither staffed nor housed to provide such services.

In connection with My Father's Captivity, Al Young Studios published digital copies of most of the original materials, upon which the book is based, in 2009.  This was done as a public service, with the objective of providing free online access to families and descendants of prisoners of war, as well as access for students, writers, researchers, and other interested parties... Read more »

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