RegularRandom – Five Minutes with Pens

I’m a stationery addict.

There I said it.

There’s comfort in knowing that I’m not alone.

For this week’s #RegularRandom I decided to spend 5 minutes with my new Zebra Mildliners – (from http://www.bunbougu.com.au) these are seriously cool Japanese pens. I don’t know why Japan has such awesome stationery, but there it is. It is so.

If you’d like to join the RegularRandom challenge, here’s how:

Choose an object or a scene and spend just five minute shooting it from as many angles as you can. Look at the way the light interacts with the object, or look at what comes into or moves out of the frame.

It’s only 5 minutes! Enjoy it!

These are my Zebra Mildliners. They’re like the highlighters we all had at school, but in pretty pastel (mild) colours. They’re also double-ended – one end is a thick wedge for highlighting, the other is a finer point for writing.

Do you love stationery as much as me? I’m pretty sure it’s not just me.

If you decide to join in, just grab a camera or your phone and snap away for five minutes. Then, write a post with your images and tag it #regularrandom and link back to this post so we can find you.

Happy snapping

x desleyjane

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. disperser says:

    I disposed of a large number of pens and stacks of stationary when we moved last year . . . still have not replaced my losses.

    Nice compositions.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s so hard to throw out stationery, especially when you have your favourites. Thanks so much.

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    2. disperser says:

      Sorry; disposed gave the wrong impression; I gave them away to people who seem appreciative of what they got.

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      1. desleyjane says:

        oh that’s much better – as long as someone could use them

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  2. Su Leslie says:

    I love these shots. The gorgeous pastel colours just pop.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Su. I love these pens 😍

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      1. Su Leslie says:

        There is nothing in the world quite like using good pens. I absolutely hate having to use a ballpoint, even to write a shopping list.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh my goodness, the number of pens I have is astounding. Just last night setting up my planner I used about 10 different ones πŸ˜‚

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  3. RuthsArc says:

    Love this post. Love the colours.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Me too. So pretty and calming.

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  4. Helen Bushe says:

    I couldn’t have arranged them so precisely if I’d had 5 hours. I love the way you’ve done this. I love the colours, the compositions, the Depth of Field. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Helen. There was a quick counting of squares at the beginning lol.

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      1. Helen Bushe says:

        That’s the scientific approach! πŸ˜‰

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Hehehehe πŸ€“

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  5. I too am a stationery addict, even if I do have trouble spelling it. I try so hard to operate a paperless life, but it doesn’t work. These pens look fabulous and you’ve done a great product shoot. I like the messages at the end and the portrait lineup featuring the caps particularly. Great colours too.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Meg. I’m moving back to paper, I took up bullet journalling a while back (it’s a thing!) and it has helped me so much more organised.

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      1. PS I, of course, whizzed off to look at bullet journaling, only to discover that I almost invented it! I’ve been doing something very like this for donkeys ages. However a bit of fine tuning wouldn’t go astray, nor would colour-coding, so I owe you yet again.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL that’s fabulous. It’s such a simple system, really straightforward but I think it’s about be discipline of sticking it with it. Oh yes, colour coding! These pens are perfect for that lol.

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  6. great pics Desley, you make these pens look truly beautiful. But, you have lost me when it comes to stationery, I’m afraid. Can’t say it is an obsession at all for me πŸ™‚ . What ever pen or pencil is handy is fine by me and whatever bit of paper I can scribble on works well. LOL I do however have a journal, but it is not pretty and organised like yours!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, they are fabulous. Oh yes I’m definitely addicted. Love your journal. I’ve just photographed mine this evening as well.

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  7. Jane Lurie says:

    I love this study of your cool and colorful pens, Desleyjane. I bet your bullet journal is beauteous.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jane 😍 I do love the creative side of this type of journalling.

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  8. You can make the mundane stunning.
    Beautiful how you set up the gallery.
    We’re trying to figure out how to do that.
    Stunningβ€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much! It depends on your theme. You may not have that setting. If you want to make me a temporary author, I would be happy to have a look for you.

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      1. I must figure this out on my own…lol I’m on a mission to finally figure it out.
        were looking at some plugins. Are you using one?
        Thank you so so much.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ok no worries 😊😊 No I’m not using any plugins. In your WP Admin section you can tick a box which says something like “let us put your pics in a funky grouping”.

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          1. Thank you for the tip.
            I’ll et you know as soon as i figure it out.

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  9. Robyn G says:

    A fun, pretty post πŸ˜€ I love pens and especially beautiful colour pencils!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Robyn. I love these pens! And had a lot of fun.

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      1. Robyn G says:

        πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ’—

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  10. restlessjo says:

    This really is a fun challenge, Desleyjane πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’ll get there one of these days!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jo! We would love to have you!!

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  11. afroglory says:

    Yes yes yes! I love a good stationery post! Great pics and great product, I’m definitely going to look into getting some of these πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Thank you!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! You will love them!
      I just started a new all-stationery and planning blog if you’re interested: http://www.desleyjaneplans.com

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      1. afroglory says:

        Definitely interested ✌🏾I’ve hit that follow button already ✏️

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh thank you so much. I appreciate that.

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  12. Pretty fun post desleyjane. I also have a love for stationery that’s why I attached it to an issue I care about. That is the access to entrepreneurship and its resources to help people to be as creative as they can possibly be. I’m using liquid chalk markers to hopefully accomplish this. Hopefully you’ll check it out. https://accordingtoplan.org/2017/04/24/brands-with-purpose-ambitiontrek-liquid-chalk-markers/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. That’s a great initiative.

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