Everything I link is GOOD - I've joined them & intend to keep up with them. Try them too!
Pastels - brands and supports, and lot's of other stuff about them starting at WetCanvas > Explore Media > Pastels, view thread: Sticky: How to Get Started in Soft Pastels" for our newbies.
Then on to : www.squidoo.com/pastels and that also included packaging Pastels.
Another site for packaging pastels is http://pastelpointersblog.artistsnetwork.com/Shipping+Pastels+A+Fragile+Matter.aspx. It looks like a really informative site with the following introduction: This topic will be broken (no pun intended) into two blogs: the first One will concern boxing a painting for shipment; the second will cover record-keeping and other considerations when a painting leaves your hands.
Packaging materials, bags, boxes, tapes, corners at http://www.clearbags.com/
And before I leave Pastels, a must read for framing pastels is at http://www.ampersandart.com/tips/framing_pb.html, Framing Pastelbord by Michelle Weise.
A blog by a female physician that posts about food rather than offend the medical community. http://theblogthatatemanhattan.blogspot.com/
A blog by a Radiologist who thinks of himself as a Samouri physician. http://nottotallyrad.blogspot.com/
A site Radiology site with the fabulous name Yottalook - a medical directory complete with images. http://www.yottalook.com/
OK, you caught me - my 35 year medical career was in Radiology. Don't tell anyone!
Of course I dropped by http://www.ebay.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/ just to see what was going on! Actually spent quite a bit of time in the We're Related section of Facebook. Only have 5 relatives there, but you never know!
Oh this is a good one. In the Google box, you can ask specific questions without needing to open another site. Like this:
2100 PDT in EST - That will give you the Eastern Standard time at 9pm Pacific time!
45pounds in dollars - That gives you the exchange right there!
45cm in inches - OK, you're getting it! Converts one measurement into whatever you want!
Katherine Tyrrell from http://www.pastelsandpencils.com/materials.html recommended the Phillips Folding Chair useful in the field when painting at http://www.greenandstone.com/v2/p/PAC.php?c=7&d=24. Katherine highly recommended the chair but did say it was very difficult to find - and it was not available - but if it ever is, I will know what size might best fit my hiney!
Oh Lord, I could go on & on - and will - next time.