the creative source = the source of all creation

“Ideas flow abundantly from a source unseen, a quiet place, a mysterious place, a place where you are alone with only the Creator and He shares them with you.”


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Meditations from Carmel Podcast
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Christine Westhoff Soprano
Lisa Johnston |  Annual Catholic Appeal 2014  |  Build My Church  Women at St. Cecilia Parish in south St. Louis met during an ACTs retreat and have been praying together since then.
Annual Catholic Appeal Generosity
Lisa Johnston |  Adela Peugnet has volunteered for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,  St. Liborius Conference for 28 years.  She made a home visit with the Johnson family, whom she has known since the begining of her service.  The John
SVDP The Society
Sister Rose Marie Timmer, Religious Sisters of Mercy Alma
Religious Portraits
(Photo by Lisa Johnston)
Portraits Hollywood
The crown of thorns a Poor Clare receives at her solemn profession symbolizes our bridal union with a Crucified Spouse and our desire to give our lives, in union with His, for the salvation of the world.  Sr. Mary Christiana wore the same crown as used by
Poor Clares nuns
Lisa Johnston | | Tiwtter: @aeternusphoto  Elder James W. Thomas, SR was at St. Mark school when then newly ordained Father Robert Rosebrough was pastor there.  He sent all three of his girls to Cardinal Ritter High School.  He raised hi
Photojouranlism News
Lisa Johnston | | Tiwtter: @aeternusphoto Benediction illustration for Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Herald with Transitional Deacon Eddie Voltz.
Photography Seminiary
Raymond Cardinal Leo Burke visits the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine to celebrate Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a Reception. As Archbishop of St Louis, Cardinal Burke canonically established the Oratory on the first Sunday of Adve
Benedictine Oratory
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Loving Design

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  • fun fact

    I have been implementing web design since the early 1990s when all HTML coding was done by hand. The website was originally a gallery of photographic works and one of only a handful of imaging sites on the Word Wide Web. Hard to believe it was such a small community, but the WWW had to start somewhere. Who could imagine the blossoming of this technology which has integrated into every part of our lives.
  • Communication

    The collaborative chit chat is exciting and can often help take your project into places you might not even have considered possible. Hopefully the beginning will lead to something more, something revealed through inspiration.
  • fun fact #2 was first known as "the digital wave photography gallery" and then morphed into "digitalari" before it became, at last, aeternus.
  • “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

    - - -André Gide- - -
  • “Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.”

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  • “The intuition itself springs from the depths of the human soul, where the desire to give meaning to one's own life is joined by the fleeting vision of beauty and of the mysterious unity of things.”

    - - - Saint John Paul II - - -
  • "Overseeing the mysterious laws governing the universe, the divine breath of the Creator Spirit reaches out to human genius and stirs its creative power."

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The Team

Jeepers, it's just me...

Lisa Johnston | Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
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There's lots to look at in the photo archive

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Glimpse the archive & imagine yourself there... Photoshelter photo archive


pedal to the metal

Lisa Johnston | | Tiwtter: @aeternusphoto Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

Creative Love = Love of Creation

Not vanilla, not ever… is a collection of my works done on the creative clock. I spend most of my days working in new media but the fun doesn’t seem to end because there is always more to create. If you have a project you might like to collaborate on (visual, social, branding, brainstorming) by all means, please give me a shout.


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