Yes, growing sphag indoors under lamps is way easier than by the sun! I can't do it on my patio at all, the afternoon sun just bakes it black even if it's wet and under a humidity dome. Maybe if I tried it with peat it might survive... next spring, too cold to think about it now!
A fellow sculptor I know was told by a prospective client that they had already seen several of the pieces in his portfolio, which is impossible since he's just getting started. Well, it turns out, like most of us, he had all his portfolio sculpts on his website with nice large resolution photos...