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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


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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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
 The Making of the Stars, which appeared as the Writer's Garret in volume 18 number 1 of The Shorybook Home Journal

tentative editorial calendar for installments and anthologies (updated 2018 June 1)
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 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guidelines for requests to copy or publish historical documents and other items (updated 2017 January 20)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


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott TM by Al R. Young (overview)

By Al R. Young purchase novellas constituting the papers (updated 2018 March 26)
The novellas constituting this product are available for purchase directly and solely from Al Young Studios.  They are not available in retail outlets.  Novellas are printed on demand, and can be purchased individually or in groups in any configuration desired.

publication announcements (updated 2018 June 1)
Novellas are published as they are completed.  Publication announcements appear here and on the Al Young Studios' Facebook page... Read more »

Tags: The Boxwood Folios Vol. 1, Bevel Wainscott Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 2, Leornian Feldham Vol. 3, The White Pavilion Vol. 1, The White Pavilion Vol. 2, The White Pavilion Vol. 3, The White Pavilion Vol. 4, The...


Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,


Artworks created for temples (overview)

By Al R. Young
All artworks in the Temple Fine Art Collection have been acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for presentation in temples constructed and maintained by the Church.  Because "Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world,"   (see Temples at mormonnewsroom.org) the Church acquires not only the original paintings produced for presentation in its temples, but all copyrights to the artworks as well... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Oil paintings and prints, Overview, Temple artworks


Project Commentaries: Lithography, drawing and experimentation (overview)

By Al R. Young
When I began experimenting with lithography in 1996, I focused on tonal rendering instead of line drawing because tonal pencil drawings had occupied much of my attention as an artist up until that time.
The work of artists whose interests draw them toward line as a means of expression has always delighted me, but my own interests invariably drew me toward tone instead.  I came to realize that were I to pursue line, I would have to study idiom and technique before I could express the subject; indeed, before I could even discover my own artistic identity in terms of line and then complete the long and arduous journey toward mastery... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation (overview)

By Al R. Young
From the summer of 2012 through the spring of 2013, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of the conference center at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.  Our involvement in the project consisted of creating the original artworks featured in the conference center.  The paintings and museum-quality frames are described on the pages listed here, which also offer commentary on the creation of the artworks.

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of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center project... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Overview, Project commentaries


Art lessons offered by Al Young Studios (overview)

By Al R. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources."  For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities.  Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.

Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible.  Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »

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Recommended Viewing (overview)

By Al R. Young Films and programs on this page are arranged seasonally only to suggest that viewing might be correlated with family reading, at-home vacations, and other activities.

We've tried to list only titles free of objectionable material.  Even so, we recommend that any production with which you're unfamiliar be reviewed before you gather the family round to watch it.  In a few instances, where we have listed a production that might be problematic, we've tried to note areas of possible concern... Read more »

Tags: 2012, Forgotten Films, Overview, Recommended viewing


Project Commentaries: Private residence renovation (overview)

By Al R. Young
From the summer of 2002 through the fall of 2003, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of a private residence.  Participation in the Cascade Project consisted of formulating creative solutions to design problems as well as creating and installing one-of-a-kind features showcased in the residence.... Read more »

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