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Welcome to
Ruby 2 Shoes Design!

Welcome to my online home!

My name is Ruby McGuire. I'm a Brit, who relocated to Scotland in 2018. I live in a rural area near the sea, with my hubby, little dog Daisy and four chickens.

I'm an Accredited Master Coach and Accredited Master Mentor at Rock Your Fabulous Biz. By day, I empower solopreneurs to conquer business challenges, from sales and marketing strategies to mindset blocks. Outside of business, I'm addicted to Zentangle—an art form that brings mindfulness without needing artistic expertise. I will 'tangle' in every spare moment I get, and I want to tell the world about it as it's SO good for mental health and calming your mind!

Over a decade ago, Zentangle caught my eye during a casual Pinterest scroll. It became my peaceful escape from the chaos of entrepreneurship—a place where time melts away in intricate patterns. During tough times, it became my solace, restoring balance. I practice a 'slow living' way of life, which Zentangle philosophies fit perfectly into. Now, as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), this art form continues to transform my life.

As you'll see on this website, I also make hand-made cards in my spare time. I'm an Altenew Certified Educator (an expert-level formal crafter education programme). 

All endeavours are fuelled by cappuccino, preferably Whittard Vanilla! (a UK-based company).


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What is Zentangle??!!

If you haven't heard of Zentangle, find out what it's

all about by clicking the button below.

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Join Tangletastic!

Come and join Tangletastic, my free Facebook group. This group is for anyone who wants to be part of a group where they can learn, share and enjoy all things Zentangle.

Some of my work

More Zen, Less Tangle

There are three different ways you can access my workshops:

Online, Recorded Trainings & Local. Find out more here, but first I want to tell you about my mission ...

My mission to help the homeless

I'm on a mission to help the homeless in my own little way. As part of that, £3 from every workshop will go towards purchasing pens and cards to introduce the homeless to tangling. Zentangle can help their mental health and wellbeing, add some social interaction and give them something to sell. Help me to help the homeless, 'one stroke at a time'.

Your Zentangle Treasure Trove

Monthly workshops, a pattern library and bite-size Zentangle learnings to fuel your Zentangle journey!

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Stumped on what to get for someone's birthday, or as a little gift? 🎨✨ Treat them to the gift of Zentangle bliss! 🎁🧘‍♀️

Help them get creative with my Zentangle gift vouchers. Various denominations are available.

NB. Vouchers are digital and are sent via email ready for printing. Physical vouchers can be printed on request for an additional £2 plus postage.

Vouchers can be used for online and local workshops or even a 1:1 session.

They can also be redeemed against products, such as pens, books, paper tiles to draw on etc. Email me at if you need more information.


What People Are Saying

This is what people are saying about Zentangle and the workshops :)

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Ruby's workshop is amazing. She creates a fun and curious atmosphere. I encourage you to try out Zentangle. I love it already! 


Aurora Dawn Campbell

Highly recommended. Great activity for de-stressing, very absorbing, and a great teacher too.


Amanda Peet

Loved this, and still loving creating my mini pieces of artwork.


Anne Glen

I highly recommend this absorbing, relaxing and fun activity and Ruby is a fantastic teacher.


Anne Marie Mcgeechan

Fab class. 2 hours disappeared in a flash. So enjoyable and Ruby is a great teacher.


Aditi Mahajan

I attended a Zentangle Inspired Card class taught by Ruby. This was an amazing class with a focus on slowing down, zen and enjoying the process with no rules. I love the result of my card, makes me feel peaceful.


Fiona Piers-Taylor

Zentangle was an absorbing, relaxing and creative journey. I discovered something new to me! Thank you so much Ruby.


Linda Fields

Had so much fun in today's class with Ruby. I kept on playing for many hours after it was over, getting lost in a sea of leaves, tendrils, and blooming flowers as I practiced some tangles I learned and went on to make up my own too.


Geraldine Kelly

Ruby is a fabulous Teacher, clear, concise, and comprehensive. I learnt loads in just 2 hours and am inspired to do more. Thanks, Ruby 💗

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This could be you!

If you're ready to slow down and relax for a few minutes, come and join me in one of my workshops. I can't wait to meet you and teach you this beautiful art form.

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