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Jazmine Franklin

End the year with a bang, start the next one even bigger.

One of Coupeville’s best and brightest, the uber-talented Jazmine Franklin, continues to kill it in the art world and you could be helping to support her fast-rising career.

When she’s not crafting eye-popping paintings, the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Famer can be found putting her designs to work on a wide variety of clothes, as well as mugs, masks, keychains, and more.

Franklin recently debuted three new designs with her “Heart and Head Collection,” devoted to highlighting positive mental health.

During her days at CHS, Jazmine showcased a variety of talents, from being a student leader to teaming up with McKenzie Bailey to form an award-winning tennis doubles duo.

A truly lovely human being, she is proof positive that you can come from a small town, and yet be a big success through hard work, talent, and being a genuinely kind, caring person.

As 2020 transforms into 2021, maybe take a few moments to bask in her awesomeness and give something back.


To see (and buy) Jazmine’s artwork:

JZMN Originals (myshopify.com)

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Emma Garcia and mom Aaron Wiley.


After a long day of clearing land at my sister’s farm, sitting back and watching the video below is a nice end to the day.

It captures Coupeville High School freshman and talented artist Emma Garcia creating a swirling explosion of color, as recorded by mom Aaron Wiley.

But, enough with my talking. Watch for yourself and be impressed.


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Coupeville grad Jazmine Franklin continues to take the art world by storm. (Photos courtesy Franklin)

It’s a win-win.

You can make a visible commitment to backing the Black Lives Matter movement, while supporting one of Coupeville’s most talented grads.

Jazmine Franklin was a student leader and standout two-sport athlete (tennis and cheer) during her days at CHS, and she continues to excel as an adult.

Her artwork is eye-catching, such as in the piece seen below.

A recent Franklin art work.

Franklin’s newest project is a series of Black Lives Matter designs, which can be ordered on t-shirts and hoodies.

She can also do custom items such as long sleeve shirts, tank tops, onesies, and toddler items upon request.

For orders or questions, contact Franklin at JZMNOriginals@gmail.com.

Three designs, one cause.


Current offerings:

T-shirts (Gildan200)
$15 each plus shipping


White lettering on:

Charcoal grey
Royal blue


Black lettering on:

Safety green (neon)
Hot pink


Hoodies (Gildan185)
$30 each plus shipping


White lettering on:
Garnet (reddish maroon)
Charcoal grey
Royal blue

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Artwork by Jaimee Masters

With Washington state schools closed down for at least six weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, we’re offering all Coupeville students a chance to be heard and stay connected.

Jaimee Masters, who created the artwork seen in this story, is a junior at CHS who plays volleyball and tennis.

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Better than Van Gogh. (Photos courtesy Diane Eelkema)

Better than Van Gogh. (Photos courtesy Diane Eelkema)


Life on Penn Cove. I’m assuming the water back then was as cold as it is now…


The lady on the far left was told there would be cake. She’s waiting.

"Mine!" "Mine!" "Mine!" "Mine!!"

“Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!!”


Those are some trippy fish. I dig it, man.

Soaring seagulls. Sprawling landscapes. Dashing sea captains.

They’re all on display at the Coupeville Elementary School Art Show, which runs from May 25-June 7.

Working with a grant from the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools, CES Art/Music Specialist Kim McWilliams spent the past three months working with her students to produce a wide range of art works.

Featuring Penn Cove, Ebey’s Landing, Deception Pass, the Greenbank Farm and enough seagulls to remind older viewers of Alfred Hitchcock’sThe Birds,” the artwork is currently filling the hallways at CES.

If you’re interested in viewing Cow Town’s next Monet’s, stop by the school (6 S. Main) any time during normal school hours (9 AM-3:30 PM) and check in at the office.

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