Joanne Yusuf

She / 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.

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Soul Vibrations

  1. Fight for Freedom – Christian Sands
  2. Nah Look Back – Rohan’s Straight Mix – Raging Fyah
  3. Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  4. Tunji – John Coltrane Quartet
  5. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  6. Green Haze – RVG Remaster – Miles Davis
  7. Free Mind – Tash Sultana
  8. Love Theme From Spartacus – Remastered – Yusef Lateef
  9. Free – D Smoke
  10. Baltimore – Nina Simone
  11. The Moon and the Sky – Sade
  12. Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
  13. Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx
  14. In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, John Coltrane
  15. a lot – 21 Savage