Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Melissa Oesch

Mixed Media 3-D • Fiber

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:

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