After a fun and fairly meaningless four years of college at a state school in New York I meandered through various parts of the creative world with stints at book and magazine publishers and in the music business. I held a few creative positions in less than creative organizations before feeling in harmony with my work which began when I joined the record label Ellipsis Arts. Then I joined forces with pop-culture marketing company Green Galactic. I was their Creative Director.
In 96' I started a record label called 28 Days Records (distributed by Polygram/Ryko) while playing bass and writing songs in my band Moxie. Some of my songs are on Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia and Men in Trees.
In 02' I broke free of the 9 to 5 rut and produced cultural events and did freelance publicity before beginning a series of conceptual art works of my own design like The Vomitorium and No Bush.
In 05' I created a solution for the lust for stuff. I call it Swap-O-Rama-Rama. A grant from Black Rock Arts got it off the ground. It has grown to over one hundred cities. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is now a non-profit organization via New York Foundation for the Arts and I put it in the commons.
In March of 2006 I made an oath to live a post consumer life and moved from NYC to Truth or Consequences, NM to study life hands on. I keep a blog called Holy Scrap to share these experiences.
I teach yoga and Sufi philosophy because I think contemplative life is important to happiness. I am a graduate of The Suluk Academy. I lead Zikr and offer guided retreats in Truth or Consequences, NM.
In 2011 I started a cottage industry. I make and sell botanicals that I make from wildcrafted plants in the Chihuahuan desert as well as home brew electronics made by my partner Mikey Sklar.
I authored a book about my efforts to create a decommodified life. It came out on June 5th, 2013 and went into reprint on June 10th! The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living is published by Storey Publishing. In May 2013 I begin a book tour come out and lets meet.
I have learned that the universe likes to be poked at by our intention. Sometimes it moves for me and I know that the smallest who can change the world.
- Wendy Jehanara Tremayne