1] If the artist becomes absorbed in the beauty of colors, he becomes blind to his inner vision. 

If the composer becomes enamored by the sounds of the instruments, he becomes deaf to the inner music.

If the master chef relies too heavily on his spices, the delicate flavors of the food are lost.

If the writer constantly fills his mind with thoughts, his inner clarity becomes obscured.

The desire to be creative hinders its expression.
 2] The mastercraftsman observes and appreciates the world that surrounds him. 

Yet, it is in the expression of his inner life that shows his greatness.