Friday, April 23, 2010

April BJP - "Converge"

When I first pulled the word 'converge' out of my word jar I had no idea what I would do with it and really had never even thought about the word.  I'm thinking that some little 'dictionary' fairy has gotten into the jar and added a few words of her own - just to surprise me.  If so, this would have been one of them.

Converge: to tend to meet in a point or line, incline toward each other, as lines which are not parallel 2) to tend to a common result, conclusion, etc.  This is not a word most of us use every day (or every month or even once a year) but as I beaded and pondered the meaning of the word I began to realize that while I may not ever use this word I certainly tend to 'live' it.  And I'll bet most of you do too.  Well, I know my fellow BJPers do -- we come together through the internet and then we each prepare a beaded piece to represent our lives, thoughts, dreams and wishes and share these pieces and this work with each other.  We converge!! 

I am currently working on a major contemporary craft show to be held in a couple of weeks.  I'm doing this with my InspiredArts Guild.  There are ten of us who have 'converged' to meet, incline toward each other and bring a common result or conclusion. Now how coincidental is that with my April BJP???? 

P.S.: If you look very closely (or as closely as my inadequate photography allows) you will see the word 'converge' underneath a triangular shaped glass bead. 

"Try hard to find out what you're good at and what your passions are, and where the two converge, and build your life around that". -- Joshua Lederberg


  1. Beautiful work, penny...and I love earth colors!

  2. Wow Penny. I wanted to see this piece even closer than clicking allowed! The color scheme is great, but your beading is so textural. Definitely several textures converging. I love it. It is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen this year.

  3. The word "converge" is definitely there! Your beading is so exact, and this piece is lovely. :)

  4. Thanks so much for your comments. This one was definitely a challenge to my imagination but I discovered a lot as I went along.

  5. Oh Penny! This is splendid... and YES, converge we do! The BJP is the convergence of so many creative women! I totally love your idea of placing a word under a glass bead! May I copy that idea? I struggle every month with what to do with my six words... It's been holding me back. This is just what I need. Your beading is so beautiful, Penny! YUMMMMMY!

    Robin A.

  6. Robin - by all means copy that idea. I was also thinking of trying to emboss some copper sheeting with one of my future words. - Penny

  7. Penny, I love this piece as well. I'm particularly attracted to the idea of mixing up the metallic types of colours. Gold, bronze, copper and then add a dash of brown. Very yummy and fabulous beading!

  8. this is a really beautiful piece of work. i love the warm, rich colors. and i love how you incorporate fibers into your work--it adds texture and pizazz.

  9. Penny! This is just fabulous! I love the way the shapes and colors *do* converge, and the subtle little way you snuck the word in there :-)

  10. I am so impressed with your journal entry. It is so beautifully creative and definitely defines your chosen word. I can't wait to see next month's.

  11. Converge is a wonderful theme for your BJP! Lovely beading and lovely colors.
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader

  12. I'm trying to get caught up on some of the BJP blogs. I especially like this bookmark of yours. It's very beautiful.


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