Newsweek: Medal of Honor cover

Flattered as always to take on another cover for Michael Goesele, Diane Rice and the fantastic team at Newsweek.

This time we had a whopping 2 days to create an image with an Air Force Medal of Honor. Unfortunately I found out really quickly it is illegal in the US to buy one, or even own one, if it was not given to you or a member of your family.

So our scrambled solution involved cobbling together a really close stand in from jewelry charms and a key ring from the craft store. The ribbon part itself was it’s own challenge. Thank goodness for the kindness and uber quick response from Jennifer at Etsy store TextileArtLace. She had a roll of the most perfect vintage moire sky blue silk ribbon she was willing to overnight to me the next day.

Finally, Nicki Longoria hit up the Army surplus in search of the one Navy dress uniform we could get on Adam’s arm. Yep, Adam was our hand model.

Super happy for how it all turned out. Thanks again Michael and Diane for letting us tackle another.