Beechwood Dreams captures North Country on keepsakes

"There's a special coating on the mug that absorbs the image and it becomes apart of [the mug]," he said. "You can't take these image off."

About a year ago, Jim decided to take the sublimation process a step further by producing T-shirts and magnets.

He has created many of the images for the T-shirts and magnets from what he has used on the mugs. Some of these include images he produced of the famous "Champ" of Lake Champlain.

Jim created an image based off the 1880s woodcut by B. Tobin, which originally appeared in the Swanton Courier. He added the image to a picture he took of Lake Champlain, but some people found the image to be too "scary."

So, now Jim has two images of Champ, the original and a more "friendly" looking lake monster.

Jim's keepsake can be found at Meyer's Drug in Plattsburgh, Cornerstone Pharmacy in Rouses Point, and L & M Convenience Store in Mooers.

"We also do custom work," added Donna. "If someone wants a picture of their dog or whatever, Jim's done a lot of that."

If interested in having a mug, T-shirt or magnet created by Jim, contact him by e-mail at jim@northcountrymugs.com or call 297-4457.

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