I got busy with some markers and made a few sketches...
Ohyeth, those are more or less the colors I used, but in different places. I did a bright burnt orange state outline, and then the anarchy symbol in dark navy blue and the rest of 'Austin' in a dark royal blue.
I made another sketch that is EXACTLY what you suggested, but haven't embroidered it yet. And for the star, I used a star sequin (about 3/4") that is silver.
I'm going to embroider a few more and then maybe I'll do a showoff thread.
I want to add a ribbon that says 'Texas' or 'got weird' or something, but haven't added it to my pattern yet, so I didn't do it.
I do want to try one that is all one color, also.. or monochromatic... Didn't take me that long to do, either, maybe 4 hours start to finish? I'm slow, this is only my second project ever, so I expected it to take daaaaaays LOL.