Episode 12 | Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda | artisan, craftswoman, textile creator
My guest for episode 12 is Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda. Her name sounds like the great Latin American novel, à la Anna Karenina, less the tragic ending. But it befits her. She’s an alchemist artisan. Dexterous with her hands, Zaida Adriana creates things from natural and recycled materials. Visit BALMASEDA so you can see her poetry.
There’s one big BUT in this episode. My DIY sound engineering capabilities failed to ask Adriana to speak closer to her microphone…we live and we learn. My editor did make it better, but my voice is over powering. However, our conversation was lovely and I stand by it. It’s symbolic, that the artisan that shares how she has to be so present and in the moment when she does her alchemy, should get a podcast episode that requires the listener to do just that, be still, present and listen…ja!