Altered Imagination

Colorado Springs, Colorado · 334 Sales


Altered Imagination

Colorado Springs, Colorado 334 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Sue Grise


Sue Grise

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Sue Grise


Imperfect is beautiful.

I live in a 1911 arts & crafts bungalow near downtown Colorado Springs. I share my "daylight basement" studio with my fiber artist daughter (thejoyofcrochet), my painter husband, and a couple of cats who don't create anything.

William Morris, a pioneer of the British arts & crafts movement, said, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I delight in making my photography into items both useful and beautiful, such as wearable art, hand-stitched journals, home decor, and cards. I love paper, the patina and character of old objects, and making messes with my hands.

My (probably overly) eclectic shop also includes vintage finds and supplies for other artisans.

(Quote attribution: William Morris, lecture, 1877: “The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress,” publ. As “The Lesser Arts” in Hopes and Fears for Art, 1882.)


Shop members

  • Sue Grise

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2014
Customer satisfaction is more valuable to me than profit on a specific item. I will work diligently with you to resolve any problems.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment via Paypal, direct checkout, or Etsy gift card. In most cases, I ship within two days after payment is made. If you wish to cancel a payment, please convo me within 24 hours, and I will send you a refund.
Items weighing less than 13 oz. ship USPS First Class or First Class International. Larger items ship Media Mail, Parcel Post, or flat-rate Priority, depending on the item and its size and weight. Feel free to convo me with questions on a particular item. I ship worldwide.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds or exchanges cheerfully given for damaged items. If you get the item and it simply wasn't what you wanted, you can return it for full credit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome; convo me and we can set it up.