I'm Michelle Geissbuhler and Goathill Productions is my little company.
"Goathill" comes from my name, which is Swiss and means "one who lives near the
I take vintage books and boardgames and
turn them into functional art — albums, journals, ornaments, jewelry, coasters,
greeting cards, gift tags — whatever inspires me! I love turning "nothing" into
"something." This year, I am featuring whimsical trees made from vintage
books and other papers, garlands, "pinwheel" greeting cards and magnetic
memo boards made with images of a 1917 Ohio map. I live and work in Worthington, Ohio. Goathill Productions became
official a few years ago. This whole thing started with me making greeting cards for
personal use. I realized I had made more of them than I could possibly use and wondered whether there might be a market for them. One thing led to another, and voila! A little company was born!
I've always been interested in art and have dabbled in it throughout my life. Many of the
things I create come from a hands-on, trial-and-error process. Sometimes I find instructions for something online, or by deconstructing something I've seen elsewhere, but I always put my own personal twist on it to make it truly unique.