Eileen, I'll gladly let you have my address, just in case you can't live with your gorgeous conversion!
I have seen several convergence pieces as WIPs, and they all suddenly came to life when the border(s) were put on.
Another thing to remember: Do not have any pre-conceived ideas of how your convergence will look. It simply won't work that way. The strips and shapes do their own thing, so to speak.