Entering someone's creative process

Ever seen a painter at work? Or collage artist? He has a pile of green scraps over here, a pile of ribbons over there, and lots of paints everywhere. Now imagine he had methodically organized his pile of green scraps, even though to anyone else it just looks like a big mess. You, trying to be helpful, decide to ‘organize’ this for your friend (in secret of course). Au secours! The collage artist comes back and has no idea how to find anything anymore. Plus, since he didn’t see you, he doesn’t know if he’s going crazy. Imagine this process on repeat. Your poor artist friend is going to end up just feeling confused, lost, befuddled and demented.