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

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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Grin Big!™ T-Shirts are Shipping to Aspen, Colorado

If you are an optimist visiting in Aspen, Colorado keep an eye out for Grin Big!™ t-shirts from PENMEN® Studios. Gary Blehm, The Optimist, created a smiling character that would become a symbol of optimism and positive vibes in the late 1970's. Since then the message of spreading the power of optimism has reached around the globe. [...]

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Grin Big!™ Apparel Pitched to Retailers in Colorado

GaryBlehm is pitching the Grin Big!™ apparel brand to retailers throughout Colorado. 100% cotton t-shirts with positive vibes to spread the power of optimism throughout the rocky mountains and the world. Since 1989, Blehm has spread optimism with a beret, round sunglasses, and a half moon shaped grin on his character, Penman, that became a nationally [...]

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