Diamond painting contest winner Rachel Kowal said she was thrilled to have been chosen as a finalist.
Kowel, a senior majoring in business and management, said she hopes to become a diamond painter at a future institution.
“It’s been a really interesting journey, but the biggest part is just getting the experience, which I feel like I’m already getting,” Kowolowski said.
In an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Kowolyk said she hoped to continue her work at a business or a company that teaches people about the importance of jewelry.
I’m hoping that I can continue my work and see how I can contribute to something positive for the community,” Kovac said.
The Diamond Paintings in the Garden competition has been a top-tier contest for many years.
But the competition was originally held in the state capitol building, and some local groups and the Arkansas Diamond Association wanted to move the event elsewhere.
Kowolowks mother, former Arkansas Diamond Council president and state representative Beth Kowolenc, is running for a U.S. House seat in the 2018 election.
Diamond painting contest finalist Rachel Kowitz says she hopes she can become a jeweler someday.
She said she got the idea for the contest from a visit to the Capitol building.”
I was able to get some good photos with the staff there, and then they started giving me a little bit of advice about how to work, and it just kind of snowballed,” Kowitz said.
Kowolyko said she plans to use the experience to help her mother become a better person.”
When I get to that point, I think I’m going to be able to help make my mom a better woman, because I think she’s so strong and has such a strong sense of what she wants,” Kowaolows mother said.