Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Melissa Oesch

Mixed Media 3-D

I am an eco-friendly Kentucky artist and owner/designer of Re-Imagined by Luna, which offers handcrafted, one-of-a-kind journals, sketchbooks and other unique creations made from upcycled materials. 

I grew up on a wooded farm in Eastern Kentucky, spending half of my time playing among the trees and the other half devouring books and filling up journals. Journaling has been a deeply transformative experience in my life, and I began bookbinding in 2005 because I appreciate its meditative quality. My aesthetic inspiration comes from nature, ancient spiritual traditions and anything whimsical, which I  combine with the functional aspects of a journal.

 I am mostly self-taught, and I enjoy the challenge of re-imagining my materials by incorporating discarded and recycled textiles to make each piece unique.

Juried Affiliations

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
First Place in Fine Craft, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, 2011.