I’m Gina. I’m so happy to meet you.

I live in Sweden, between the sea and the city, with my eclectic Swedish-American-French family of thinkers, makers & movers who inspire me daily. My Swedish last name sounds like the Swedish word for “willow” and brings so many imaginative thoughts to me that this is how my blog was named. I’m so pleased to meet you here for a “Willow Day” with me and my “wee willows.”

I’m spellbound by our 3 children  — captivated by all kids  — and at the same time , fascinated  to see how each grow into independent, thoughtful, curious “citizens of the world.”  I find parenthood to be magical.

I have a lifelong passion for children, creativity and  have professionally worked as a creative all of my life in many forms from graphic designer, illustrator, artist writer, photographer, installation consultant, prop stylist to teacher on both sides of the Atlantic and further. These passions intersect here where you can find many projects made with our own two hands for you to make, too with your own two hands with your kids.

You can find projects to make with your kids HERE |   kids on the loose in the kitchen |HERE | teen baker:  HERE | parties | HERE   Around Sweden | HERE  


ICA | Hemköp | Confidencen and more

Books, ART and more  by Gina Vide

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If you’re interested in working together or sharing, you can contact me with an email: willowtweet (at) gmail (dot) com  or via | Instagram  |  Pinterest |  Facebook

  • Portraits. Art commissions, installations and workshops.
  • Art camps, Book bookshops
  • Parties and party materials.
  • Creative Consulations. Speaker.

Something about me.

While many people imagine that my first name is “Willow,” my willow life actually began on the day that I married and took my husband’s Swedish last name, which sounds to me, like the Swedish word for “willow.” My first name is Gina.  I grew up in the US in a family of largely Scandinavian heritage. This willowday story unfolded itself in Sweden, where I now live in an eclectic, international, home —  in a place where the city meets the sea — with my Swedish-French husband and our 3 children, who inspire and motivate me daily. I’m hopelessly addicted and influenced by all of them.

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