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Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams

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Be positive and follow your dreams with with the power of optimism and healthy living. 

Grin Big! Flagship Store Opening Soon in Florence, Colorado

Grin Big! Flagship Store Opening Soon in Florence, Colorado. 

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Grin Big!™ Colorado

Penman the Optimist is a Colorado Native spreading his own version of Rocky Mountain Optimism and Positive Vibes Since 1989. #Colorado http://GrinBig.com

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The Optimist, Gary Blehm Spreads Optimism and Positive Vibes from a Colorado Campsite

The Optimist, Gary Blehm Spreads Optimism and Positive Vibes from a Colorado Campsite after selling t-shirts at a local spring festival.

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Read Any Good Books Lately? Read about Grin Big!™ at the official website and learn the history of optimism and positive vibes

Read about Grin Big!™ at the official website and learn the history of optimism and positive vibes. It all started in a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado in 1977. From there it was published as a poster art decor print that sold 100,000 pieces in the 1990's and became a nationally syndicated comic [...]

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Coffee Break on the Ski Slopes

There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee when you're out on the ski slopes in Colorado. Be positive and follow your dreams and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa if you're not a coffee drinker. Either way, check out our t-shirts and spread the power of optimism.

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Spreading Optimism and Positive Vibes as a Colorado Native Company Since 1989

Penman, the symbol of optimism with a giant grin has been spreading the power of optimism and positive vibes as a Colorado Native Company since 1989. Be positive and follow your dreams" is our credo. Take a look at our positively optimistic t-shirts and remember that dreams come true in a t-shirt from Grin Big!™ apparel.

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Gary Blehm and His Wife Michelle Hike in Colorado with Dog, Hammer

Grin Big!™ creator, Gary Blehm, The Optimist, hikes with his wife, Michelle, in Colorado with their dog Hammer. Gary is wearing his Grin Big!™ t-shirt while Michelle is holding out for her yoga t-shirt being printed tomorrow at the PENMEN® silk screen studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These Aspen leaves will be changing colors soon. We'll be [...]

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Grin Big!™ T-Shirt Shipment to Aspen, Colorado

Grin Big!™ t-shirts are shipping to a retailer in Aspen, Colorado, back near where Gary Blehm created what would become the Penman character in a one room school house in 1977. Spreading optimism is his life's work and the optimist shows no signs off slowing down.

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