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Perpetual New Zealand birthday calendar by botanical artist Jo Ewing. Image is of the cover which has a vast array of New Zealand endemic flora and closely related fauna. Images include flowers, leaves, moths and butterflies.
Perpetual New Zealand birthday calendar by botanical artist Jo Ewing. Image is of a sample month - April which has illustrations of the Kōwhai tree and its flowers and beneath the days of the month are listed with space for writing in birthdays.
Perpetual New Zealand birthday calendar by botanical artist Jo Ewing. Image is of the back which has a sample of the illustrations for each month and a blurb about the artist along with her photo underneath. Images include flowers, leaves, moths and butterflies.

Birthday Calendar

Jo Ewing

Regular price $29.00 Sale

A beautifully illustrated perpetual birthday calendar by botanical and natural history artist Jo Ewing.

Never forget another date again with this beautiful calendar that doesn't have dates, just the day of each month so that you can use it each and every year. Each month features a different array of New Zealand endemic flora and closely related fauna.

'My aim is to foster an appreciation and pleasure in the endless variety and ephemeral beauty of the natural world.'

- Jo Ewing
Artist

January:
Chatham Island forget-me-not with red admiral butterfly.
February:
Clematis with clematis triangle and elegant carpet moths.
March:
Poroporo with silver 'Y' and poroporo moths.
April:
Kōwhai with Kōwhai owlet moths.
May:
Muehlenbeckia and tree nettle with butterflies and moths.
June:
Puriri with male puriri moth.
July:
Kakabeak with green broom pug and Kōwhai moths.
August:
Flax with flax looper moth and flax snail shell.
September:
Kawakawa with kawakawa moth and caterpillar.
October:
Silver tree fern with silver fern and angled fern moths.
November:
Tree fuchsia and scrambling fuchsia with fuchsia moths.
December:
Pōhutukawa and southern Rata with pōhutukawa pug moth.

Printed in New Zealand on paper sourced from sustainable and well-managed forests.

Quality:
These calendars are premium quality but we do have a number of seconds available, these are the same great quality but there is a very slight misalignment between the cover and the pages of the calendar which is not evident once the calendar has been opened.

About the artist:

Jo Ewing was born on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand in 1948. After studying Industrial Design, she then worked as a landscape designer in Auckland. Inspired by Botanical Illustration course in England in 1987, Jo began painting traditional, intricate watercolours of flowers, with an emphasis on New Zealand flora.

While aiming for almost scientific accuracy, Jo believes it is also important to capture the beauty and essence of the subject on the paper.

Like what you see? You might also like these lovely items that the very talented Jo Ewing has brought to life:

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Tanya

Awesome calendar and fast delivery thanks

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Philippa Smith
Exquisite NZ plant paintings with butterflies & moths too!

Rare to see NZ plants with their companion insects paired and painted beautifully and accurately like this, on a calendar that can be used forever!.

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, Philippa! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoy Jo Ewing's work as much as we do. We've just added a new Endangered Species Fundraising Print that Jo has brought to life if you'd like to check it out (and tell all your friends!). There's now a link to it on the bottom of the Birthday Calendar page. Thanks again!