While I would love to be responsible for this incredible look, it was in fact created on my face by the wonderful Jordan K. Winn & Co. http://www.jordankwinn.com/

5 Multi-Use Items for Your Costume Makeup Tool Kit

  If you have seen me perform or have stalked my Instagram feed this won’t be a surprise to you – I’m obsessed with makeup! Particularly the crazy, costumey, glittery kind. What can I say? In most facets of my life, I’m not one for subtlety.   During my career as a performer, a huge number of questions I get… Read more →


Spinnabel Lee on The Jellyvision Show

A couple of weeks ago, I was welcomed as a guest on The Jellyvision Podcast Show, an incredible locally-hosted podcast about creative Artepreneurship. I had the opportunity to continue and extend the discussion I’ve been having about so-called “failure” with the hilarious hosts. We also talk about how to be successful in business as an artist. Listen to the podcast… Read more →

Spinnabel Lee Stuck in Hula Hoop

On “Failure”

Where other folks see failure, I see learning. That doesn’t mean so-called “failure” feels great. It feels terrible – and it can often seem like you are surrounded by people who are super successful, while you are stuck being a nobody.   Increasingly I’ve learned that everyone “fails”. There is no magic destination where suddenly, “Hooray!” You are now successful… Read more →


Paving the Way For Love

  I want to tell a story about love.   The many ways that love sneaks its way into our lives – the ways it sneaks in at times when we are devoted to our art and committed to ourselves and our own self-love.   I’m going to talk about love, and about intuition, and about what some might call… Read more →

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Successful Spin Life – Interview with FIRE Arts Magazine

I was recently interviewed by Mariya of FIRE Arts Magazine. We discussed business for performers, professionalism, entrepreneurship, creativity and more – the whole video interview is over an hour long (I’m a pretty loquacious individual!) and packed with practical information drawn from my personal experiences in business. Read the accompanying article in FIRE Arts Magazine here. While you’re at it,… Read more →

Spinnabel Lee One Little Flame

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I try to make gratitude a life practice, not just today but every day. I keep a gratitude journal (right now I’m using a vintage Nancy Drew journal my brother gave me!), and writing to it even a few times a week makes a big impact on how I feel. Think that sounds like hocus pocus? Countless studies… Read more →