Juvenile Brachiosaur © Glendon Mellow

These are my unexpected deer in the woods.

My chop wood, carry water.

My contemplation of water flowing over pebbles.

My deep breaths.

Standing within the Royal Ontario Museum, sketching fossil skulls.

Pachycephalosaurus © Glendon Mellow

Gryposaurus © Glendon Mellow

Oviraptor © Glendon Mellow

Allosaurus © Glendon Mellow

Stegoceras © Glendon Mellow

More people should take up sketching as a way of regaining composure in their lives.

(Note: some of these sketches have appeared before on The Flying Trilobite.)