Joanne YusufShe / Her
I am SAHM to three children on our current homeschooling adventures, living in Seattle, WA. Pre Covid I worked as a Mindfulness Lead Facilitator at a local Pre School. I like to sew on a whim where ever my creative mind wants to lead! It is challenging for me to stick with sewing plans and sewing a capsule style wardrobe, because my thoughts might change one week to the next. I really enjoy sewing jeans, and the occasional maxi dress with big sleeves.
What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:
Music has always played a role in my creativity. As a young person growing up, I could rely on music and writing to be my form of escapism and self expression. My style in music has changed much like my style in clothes, but I gravitate toward deep lyrical rhythms, moody melodies and instrumental sounds.
I find Jazz to be incredibly relaxing and I can get into the zone of my creative soul while listening. Some days I might need more energy so I put on my beloved Reggae and other times feeling inward and will listen to moody folk style music. I will also resort to podcasts, my husband’s political news in the background, or the sound of silence.
Tell us about your playlist:
I created a mix of everything that represents me to the current day. I named this mix Soul Vibration because it keeps me in high vibration energy and puts me in a soulful mood. I can dance to while ironing, sipping tea and stitching, allowing myself to be in the creative flow. As mentioned Jazz is really hitting that sweet spot for me, sometimes I will just exclusively keep Jazz radio going, particularity loving the new Jazz Artist Christian Sands. However I combined some of my favorites to mix the mood.
- Fight for Freedom – Christian Sands
- Nah Look Back – Rohan’s Straight Mix – Raging Fyah
- Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
- Tunji – John Coltrane Quartet
- If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
- Green Haze – RVG Remaster – Miles Davis
- Free Mind – Tash Sultana
- Love Theme From Spartacus – Remastered – Yusef Lateef
- Free – D Smoke
- Baltimore – Nina Simone
- The Moon and the Sky – Sade
- Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
- Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx
- In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, John Coltrane
- a lot – 21 Savage