They call me Spindles...
You can too!

My name is Courtney Larsen, aka Spindles, and I am the lead artist, designer, and CEO of They Call Me Spindles LLC.
I'm a third generation Arizonan with a deep love of all things desert, finding new techniques for my work, and creating unique artwork with meaning. I have an amazing team behind me, managing each project start to finish, and assisting in creating stunning handmade pieces for my clients.  

I studied Fine Art Drawing and Business Marketing at Arizona State University. During that time, I participated in and won the

"X-Square Competition" with my design team. Our shade sculpture, "Peritoneum," spent a year at the ASU Herberger Design School before finding its home on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix. 

When my sister got married in 2013, I created her wedding invitations and signage as a gift. It was the first time dipping my toes into the wedding world, but I immediately fell in love with the endless possibilities of wedding stationery! These wedding pieces combine my passions of watercolor painting, calligraphy and typography, and making things by hand.

Seven years later, I’m a full time Artist and Wedding Stationery Designer! I love bringing original artwork into each wedding suite I create, and working with amazing couples looking for a one of a kind design they’ll cherish forever. 


Art has been a major part of my life as far back as I can remember. When I was a kid, my mom would read me stories and she would draw out our favorite scenes for me to paint with watercolor. We sat and created together, talking all about the characters in the story, teaching me how to work with the materials. This small tradition instilled in me a love of art and storytelling, and the idea that images remind us of moments in time and special memories with the people we love. Today, I get to share this passion for commemorating special moments with all my wedding couples! 

If you're getting married and love the idea of having custom painted artwork for your wedding, head to our Contact page to get started!

If you're looking for an eye-catching mural, head to our Murals page to fill out the contact form!

For all other project inquiries, please email