Jan Jenson was a teacher for 25 years and in 2002, became a winter Texan. She learned to carve at an RV park, and then went to a carving show, where she saw a sample of old-world chip carving that fascinated her and inspired her carving experiences. Since then she has developed many of her own designs. She began teaching carving about 10 years ago and her students convinced her to write a book, Blue Ribbon Chip Carving, so they could have chip carving patterns. She developed so many patterns that she now has a second book, More Blue Ribbon Chip Carving. She enjoys inspiring others to do old-world chip carving. It's fun and addictive!