It's a been a while since I last wrote an entry, a little longer than I would like. I have a few posts waiting to get edited, but I've been so busy with the kid, the house, and projects that as soon as I sit down to edit my stuff, I start falling asleep. 🙂
For now, I just wanted to pop in and spill some details on the coin design. The dog bone shape design was picked as the winning design. Yay! I got an email from the commander expressing his thanks and admiration for the designs. He liked the coin a lot, but he had some changes he wanted done to certain parts of the design.
I've made the revisions and I believe that the final design is, well, finalized. I'm not sure how long it takes to mint these things, but I wanted to wait on showing the final design until I had one in my grubby little fingers. I'm curious how big and how thick they will be. Some coins leave the metal exposed while others have a clear coating over the entire face - I wonder which they will choose.
Anyway, seeing the final design alongside the actual coin would be a ideal. We'll see what goes down.
A quick note, I made a light box using Domestic Scientist's instructions and have gone picture crazy. I posted the best ones on Flickr. Take a look and tell me what you think. I also took this opportunity to take the photos in RAW. More on that later, though. See ya.