I created the "face" piece and the "hand" piece also using the burlap and but also added dyed cheesecloth and yarn. I'm enjoying the color interplay and I think the next additions will really make the piece work the way I want it to.
In my piece I hope the "turning the corner" message can be seen and all the other parts that that come along as we move forward. Somehow I think when many people think about bringing along your past, that it's a bad thing that has to be overcome. But for me I think I've had mostly good, positive experiences and it's a happy past I'm bringing to this exciting new phase in my life.