I have been seriously playing with acrylics and creating some layered backgrounds. Mixing a little paint with acrylic gloss medium gives you some interesting depth. Painting out areas using opaque acrylic and house paint creates some interesting shapes.
I am very happy with a brand new storage area for my work. An oil tank was recently removed from my basement studio space, so I had a friend build much needed vertical storage racks. In the process, I weeded out older work, consolidated things, gave away old plexi pieces via freecycle, and generally find myself reinvigorated by the process.